Ford’s recall effects 2013 models with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines. Reports show that the engine plugs may have been installed improperly and can fall out while the engine is running. This can cause a coolant leak, resolving in the engines overheating.
All Ford dealers have repair parts available. Owners of this model are urged to make service appointments for the complimentary repair.
In July, Ford recalled 11,500 Escapes to fix lines that can crack, leak and cause fires. That same month Ford recalled more than 10,000 of the cars to fix carpet padding that could interfere with braking.
Ford is responding quickly to problems, although the third recall show there are quality problems with the new vehicle. So far no customers had filed complaints.
About 2,000 of the recalled Escapes are still on dealer lots. The recalled engines were built from Oct. 5, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2012 at a Ford factory in England.
Recently older-model Escapes have been recalled. Nearly 485,000 cars were recalled in late July to fix sticking gas pedals that can cause crashes. U.S. safety regulators received 68 complaints about the dangerous issue that caused 13 crashes, nine injuries and one death. A teenage girl died when a Ford Escape accident in Arizona January this year.
A product liability generally deals with three major types of claims, says John Demas, Sacramento product liability attorney. It doesn’t matter if the defective product is something as big as an SUV or as small as a child’s toy, the same rules of law apply relating to: manufacturing defects, design defects, failure to warn. If it was poorly put together or dangerous components were used, the manufacturer will be held liable for any injuries or damages caused.
People are injured by products which were poorly designed and are therefore inherently dangerous. The critical factor in a product liability claim is to prove that the product fails to satisfy what would ordinarily be expected of it by an average consumer, and that those failings lead the product to be unsafe. Defective products are dangerous and can be instruments of destruction.