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Ford recalls more than 6,100 2013 Escape vehicles
Ford is recalling 6,146 model year 2013 Escape vehicles because the freeze plug may dislodge, causing a significant loss of engine coolant. As the leaking coolant evaporates on the hot engine, an engine fire may erupt. Ford's recall number is 12S39. The company will notify vehicle owners and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a second one. The safety recall is to begin this week. Vehicle owners can learn more by contacting Ford at (866) 436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or by visiting www.safercar.gov.