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Recall a big blow to Escape, Fusion

USA Today -- As embarrassments go, Ford Motor couldn't face a worse recall than one that wraps together two critical 2013 vehicles and a technology that it has spent the most time and money trying to burnish: Fusion sedan, Escape crossover and the EcoBoost turbocharged engine.

Yet on Monday Ford was at a loss to explain why the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine in two big-selling models was overheating and might catch fire — or how it plans to fix the 89,153 vehicles involved. Ford is urging owners to park their vehicles, contact their dealers and arrange for loaners.

So far, 12 fires were reported in the Escapes and one in the Fusion, which just went on sale, says Ford spokesman Said Deep. No injuries were reported.


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Submitted Dec 04, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:02:16 PM

Recalls happen to most car makers.
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It is only appropriate that BurntOrange brought this hot topic to our attention!
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:51:01 AM

Minor setback unless you own one
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Scruffy little cars !!!
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:08:45 AM

a fact of life for for things like man made cars
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:07:12 AM

Not a good sitruation , but most people with eco-boost F150's haven't had any problems.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:53:34 PM

It's a shame but it happens.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:53:32 PM

Ouch! Not Ford.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:52:19 PM

Fix it & move forward.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:49:15 PM

How unfortunate for Ford.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:49:07 PM

So they are just burning up the sales figures?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:47:56 PM

How much do you want last year's model now?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:43:14 PM

Hot car!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:42:54 PM

Very happy with my 38 mpg Focus. No engine recall for me.
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I will keep my Toyota
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:42:35 PM

E scrape
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:40:11 PM

Bigwayne:

or "Found On Roadside Dead"..
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All you need is more..."Fix Or Repair Daily"
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I would describe my Ford Pick-Up as a piece of junk.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:33:57 PM

Not good.
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Found on road dead (F.O.R.D)
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It's a Ford (Fix them or repair daily)
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:27:38 PM

Sorry for Ford.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:25:40 PM

Fords need to take time to do it right.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:24:26 PM

oh well... hope they get to the bottom of that design flaw
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:22:03 PM

Stuff happens. Just get it fixed and move on. Don't make the same mistake twice though.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:21:31 PM

Too bad for FORD.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:15:16 PM

It's ok, they have 12 years to figure it out and increase the mileage by 75%
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:14:21 PM

That's a lot of fires.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:12:01 PM

Ford quality?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:11:51 PM

That's the understatement of the day.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:31:01 PM

This is really a bad thing to happen to them & especially since they did not take government hand outs like Chevrolet did.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:30:10 PM

Not good thing to happen
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:57:57 PM

Ford makes four different Eco-Boost engines, the one that seems to be involved here is the 1.6 liter. This engine, which is built in the UK, originated some years ago as the 1.6 liter "Cortina" engine. That engine has been used in a number of vehicles for years, and has generally been regarded as a good engine. UK also builds the 1.3 liter 3 cylinder engine as well.

The other two, the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder started life in German Fords, and seems to be well regarded in all successor models.

The 3.5 liter V6 is the newest and was designed here in the US in 2006.

The overheat problem seems to be in just the 1.6 liter engine. Has anybody heard of a widespread overheating problem with the other engines?

Note that certain Volvo models also use this same engine.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:29:19 PM

Haha. They were laughing when Japanese cars were being recalled.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:59:55 PM

Uh oh.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:19:47 PM

Tiny engines with large power increases can be a problem for durability. The old motto " No replacement for displacement"does hold true.
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not the best timing
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That's gonna hurt.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:08:30 PM

yeah, no one wants to go through what happened with Toyota, but how's about that motto Ford: Quality #1???
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Take responsibility and fix them so that you can move forward.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:08:22 AM

Owning one of these would drive me nuts knowing something could go wrong while on the highway.
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sloppy US brand with mexican builds
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:40:23 AM

Fix them.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:02:24 AM

I thought the 1.6L engine was already proven in Europe before they brought it over to the US. If so, someone made a bad choice on a component change...
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:52:33 AM

This is a bad thing.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:48:46 AM

That is not good news at all..
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Ford had been impressing until now.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:23:34 AM

Ouch !!!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:21:51 AM

I would bring it back and never drive a Ford again. Ford might have to change it name to Forb for Found on road burned.
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