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.
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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