Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    4:37 PM

GasBuddy News Article

34
votes
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.


Read the Full Article

Submitted Dec 04, 2012 By: BurntOrange
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Recall a big blow to Escape, Fusion Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
DanMtz
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:5,993
Points:1,855,790
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:02:16 PM

Recalls happen to most car makers.
Profile Pic
TruthMatters
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:3,626
Points:1,071,035
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:52:51 PM

It is only appropriate that BurntOrange brought this hot topic to our attention!
Profile Pic
SUNOIL
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:7,867
Points:2,523,435
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:51:01 AM

Minor setback unless you own one
Profile Pic
Amplion
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:9,506
Points:2,452,840
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:36:32 AM

Scruffy little cars !!!
Profile Pic
iFueler
Champion Author Durham

Posts:75,098
Points:788,150
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:08:45 AM

a fact of life for for things like man made cars
Profile Pic
GAS1251
Champion Author Texas

Posts:7,796
Points:2,239,450
Joined:Jun 2008
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.
Profile Pic
LanguageMan1
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:15,983
Points:2,275,115
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:53:34 PM

It's a shame but it happens.
Profile Pic
grandamgt1
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:5,041
Points:1,850,755
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:53:32 PM

Ouch! Not Ford.
Profile Pic
jetskijerry
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:6,468
Points:1,376,160
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:52:19 PM

Fix it & move forward.
Profile Pic
KrsnaDragon
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:5,200
Points:1,140,515
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:49:15 PM

How unfortunate for Ford.
Profile Pic
CivicMA
Champion Author Boston

Posts:4,577
Points:1,145,850
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:49:07 PM

So they are just burning up the sales figures?
Profile Pic
probedude2
Champion Author Akron

Posts:15,194
Points:2,991,505
Joined:Jun 2003
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:47:56 PM

How much do you want last year's model now?
Profile Pic
jpgilmor
Champion Author Houston

Posts:4,147
Points:1,173,485
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:43:14 PM

Hot car!
Profile Pic
snky2k
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:3,229
Points:877,860
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:42:54 PM

Very happy with my 38 mpg Focus. No engine recall for me.
Profile Pic
WIWalt
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:4,257
Points:1,022,015
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:42:39 PM

I will keep my Toyota
Profile Pic
WhiteTreeIndian
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:8,151
Points:1,697,420
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:42:35 PM

E scrape
Profile Pic
10k
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:24,809
Points:2,865,150
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:40:11 PM

Bigwayne:

or "Found On Roadside Dead"..
Profile Pic
Bigwaynef
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:14,833
Points:2,691,295
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:37:50 PM

All you need is more..."Fix Or Repair Daily"
Profile Pic
WhiskersTheCat
Champion Author Austin

Posts:1,259
Points:1,868,010
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:36:04 PM

I would describe my Ford Pick-Up as a piece of junk.
Profile Pic
wshokie12
Champion Author Winston-Salem

Posts:3,140
Points:767,665
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:33:57 PM

Not good.
Profile Pic
ican2step
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:4,201
Points:1,026,525
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:30:12 PM

Found on road dead (F.O.R.D)
Profile Pic
GRUMPY55
Champion Author California

Posts:3,149
Points:939,350
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:28:18 PM

It's a Ford (Fix them or repair daily)
Profile Pic
Beau2140
Champion Author New York

Posts:10,856
Points:2,255,235
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:27:38 PM

Sorry for Ford.
Profile Pic
mpg611
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:4,988
Points:1,182,320
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:25:40 PM

Fords need to take time to do it right.
Profile Pic
ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:12,337
Points:2,383,345
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:24:26 PM

oh well... hope they get to the bottom of that design flaw
Profile Pic
TxDaleJr88Fan
Champion Author College Station

Posts:7,207
Points:939,825
Joined:Jun 2012
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.
Profile Pic
cheaper0ON
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:3,588
Points:1,009,655
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:21:31 PM

Too bad for FORD.
Profile Pic
CarefreeVT
Champion Author Burlington

Posts:2,079
Points:352,795
Joined:Aug 2012
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%
Profile Pic
pa79th
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:4,405
Points:1,810,500
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:14:21 PM

That's a lot of fires.
Profile Pic
PrinceLH
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:5,342
Points:1,151,370
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:12:01 PM

Ford quality?
Profile Pic
Blue_Cruzer
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:8,894
Points:1,942,465
Joined:Mar 2007
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:11:51 PM

That's the understatement of the day.
Profile Pic
Wanda127
Champion Author Florida

Posts:5,012
Points:1,522,060
Joined:May 2010
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.
Profile Pic
Lugi1967
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:7,122
Points:1,593,275
Joined:Jun 2010
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:30:10 PM

Not good thing to happen
Profile Pic
E-Squirrel
Champion Author Orange County

Posts:3,388
Points:965,005
Joined:Feb 2005
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.
Profile Pic
csblesson
Champion Author Texas

Posts:3,678
Points:926,545
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:29:19 PM

Haha. They were laughing when Japanese cars were being recalled.
Profile Pic
unipanini
All-Star Author New York

Posts:903
Points:267,425
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:59:55 PM

Uh oh.
Profile Pic
car253
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:8,779
Points:2,049,875
Joined:Oct 2008
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.
Profile Pic
drobbbb
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:5,885
Points:1,407,245
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:11:41 PM

not the best timing
Profile Pic
ObieDog
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:4,298
Points:1,449,655
Joined:Sep 2010
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:52:56 PM

That's gonna hurt.
Profile Pic
LostInNY
Champion Author New York

Posts:4,284
Points:1,257,695
Joined:Apr 2011
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???
Profile Pic
vjs3
Champion Author Denver

Posts:3,838
Points:1,197,765
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:52:36 AM

Take responsibility and fix them so that you can move forward.
Profile Pic
Vette1967
Champion Author Albany

Posts:8,600
Points:1,889,195
Joined:Jun 2009
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.
Profile Pic
ss70
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:12,903
Points:2,446,405
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:06:15 AM

sloppy US brand with mexican builds
Profile Pic
fuel2use
Champion Author Seattle

Posts:5,557
Points:1,245,150
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:40:23 AM

Fix them.
Profile Pic
Mota
Sophomore Author Louisville

Posts:102
Points:171,775
Joined:Mar 2006
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...
Profile Pic
bbchevy
Veteran Author Ontario

Posts:366
Points:729,060
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:52:33 AM

This is a bad thing.
Profile Pic
pbalmeo
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:1,024
Points:577,890
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:48:46 AM

That is not good news at all..
Profile Pic
Night Owl
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:10,095
Points:2,394,475
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:25:45 AM

Ford had been impressing until now.
Profile Pic
scu227
Champion Author New Haven

Posts:7,192
Points:1,384,230
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:23:34 AM

Ouch !!!
Profile Pic
Shaduu
All-Star Author Twin Cities

Posts:554
Points:143,505
Joined:Apr 2005
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.
Post a reply Back to Topics