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1.6-litre EcoBoost Ford Fusion and Escape models recalled over fire risk

By SYF77 on 04 Dec 2012

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Ford is recalling 89,153 units of the 1.6-litre EcoBoost-equipped Fusion and Escape models due to fire hazard risk in North America. The engine may overheat and cause fire in the engine compartment. This is the third recall involving the 1.6-litre turbocharged lump. The brand new 2013 Fusion accounts for 15,833 units of the recalled vehicles.

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Ford confirmed that there have been new reports of these engines overheating, resulting in fires while the engine is running. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.

The affected vehicles' instrument clusters may display warning notifications "Engine Power Reduced to Lower Temps" or "Engine over temp, stop safely." The blue oval company is currently working on a repair procedure and has advised owners to stop driving these affected vehicles.

EcoBoost is a family of turbocharged, direct injected gasoline engines produced by the Ford Motor Company and co-developed by FEV engineering. The 1.6-litre EcoBoost is currently not available in Singapore's Ford lineup. However, the Volvo S60 and S80 T4 are powered by the motor.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Friendstar Dec 04 2012 01:04 PM
Do we only have one blogger in mcf?
ER-3682 Dec 04 2012 07:24 PM
Sometime it is not a good idea to put out a high H.P. on a small CC turbocharged engine,it produced too much heat....cause fire risks.!
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