Ford recalls thousands of vehicles with EcoBoost engine

Posted at 9:24 PM, Dec 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-02 21:24:38-05

The Ford Motor Company is recalling tens of thousands of vehicles.

Ford is voluntarily calling back nearly 90,000 2013 Ford Escapes and Ford Fusions, because of a fire hazard.

The carmaker says there have been reports of overheating and fires in models with the 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine.

The problem doesn’t affect other model years, or Escapes and Fusions with different engines.

Ford says it’s working on a way to fix the problem.

In the meantime, Ford is asking affected owners to contact a dealer as soon as possible to arrange for a loaner vehicle at no charge.

This isn’t the first problem Ford has had with the EcoBoost engines.

Ford recalled more than 6,000 2013 Escape crossovers in September because of a problem with the fuel line.