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Fire hazards lead to Ford Escape recall in Canada, too

Following a massive recall on the Escape in the U.S. due to potential fires, Ford of Canada is doing the same for 18,919 Escapes equipped with a 1.6L engine.

In some cases, localized overheating of the cylinder head could lead to cracks, causing oil leaks. Engine oil that comes into contact with a hot engine surface could potentially result in a fire. In addition, fuel lines replaced as part of recall 2012-218 (12S35) may have been improperly installed and may chafe, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. Again, this could result in a fire.

Consequently, Ford dealers will enhance engine heat shielding, cooling and control systems, as well as inspect fuel line routing and replace fuel lines as necessary.

Source: Transport Canada