Recall of 2013 Ford Escape SUV's: Company Says Stop Driving Model Immediately

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Recall of 2013 Ford Escape SUV's: Company Says Stop Driving Model Immediately

July 19, 2012 Updated Jul 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM CDT

Ford Motor Company is recalling 11,500 of its 2013 Escape SUV's due to a fuel line problem, prompting the company to even go as far as telling drivers to stop driving the 2013 model immediately.

The fuel lines can crack and leak and spill gasoline, which could cause the engine to catch on fire.

The recall only pertains to the models with the 1.6 liter, four cylinder engine that were built from early April through July 11th.

Ford says approximately 4,800 of the affected vehicles were sold, while the rest are located on dealer lots.

The company says there have been three reports of fires, two at a factory and one while a customer was driving, but there were no injuries.

Customers should contact their local dealers in order to get the fuel lines repaired.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns