Ford is recalling 80,057 model year 2013 Escape and Fusion vehicles because the engines may overheat, causing a fluid leak that may reach the hot exhaust system, possibly resulting in a fire.
Meanwhile, the company also is recalling another 19,106 2013 Fusions because the low beam headlamp protector coating may become hazy over time, reducing driver visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
While the recall campaign remedy for the engine problem is still being developed, both recalls are to begin this month. The recall campaign numbers are 12C41 and 12C27, respectively.
For information, call Ford at (866) 436-7332.
Learn more about this and other recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or www.safercar.gov.