Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jul 26, 2012 in Defective Products
The 2013 Ford Escape was recalled over concerns of engine compartment fires. The company is now accusing a supplier for the defective parts. Owners of 1.6-liter EcoBoost-Equiped Escapes were warned to stop driving their cars due to the possible engine compartment fires that can erupt. Ford says defective fuel lines from supplier TI Automotive are causing the fires.
Three 2013 Escapes caught on fire, with two occurrences involving Ford employees, fortunately, there were no injuries. According to The Blue Oval, fuel lines supplied by TI Automotive were "mechanically scored," which could cause them to come apart and leak fuel onto hot engine components.
There's a total of 11,500 cars in the U.S and Canada, 4,800 of them have been sold. Ford is sending dealer reps with loaner cars to owner's home. The recalled escape will be towed because of possibility of eruption.
TI Automotive has corrected the problem and, according to Ford, will continue manufacturing fuel lines for the escape.
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