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Ford Says It has Fixed the Cooling System Problem on Escape and Fusion Models That Could Cause a Fire
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Ford Says It has Fixed the Cooling System Problem on Escape and Fusion Models That Could Cause a Fire

Dec 11 2012, 1:31pm CST | by

The solution is a software upgrade

Not too long ago Ford issued a recall on certain 2013 Fusion and Escape vehicles that use the 1.6 L Ecoboost engine. Ford recall the vehicles due to a risk of fire and at the time wasn't sure how it...

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Ford Says It has Fixed the Cooling System Problem on Escape and Fusion Models That Could Cause a Fire

Dec 11 2012, 1:31pm CST | by

The solution is a software upgrade

Not too long ago Ford issued a recall on certain 2013 Fusion and Escape vehicles that use the 1.6 L Ecoboost engine. Ford recall the vehicles due to a risk of fire and at the time wasn't sure how it's going to fix the problem. Ford has now announced that it has found a fix and the fix requires no part replacement.

According to Ford, the issue can be fixed with a software upgrade. The recall covered 89,150 vehicles and owners of the affected cars can go to Ford dealerships and have their cars computer system upgraded with new software. The upgrade will enable the car to keep the turbocharged engine cool negating the risk of fire.

I have to wonder if this fix involves turning down the boost, which could mean less performance than owners remember. Ford previously reported 12 fires in Escape SUVs in one in a Fusion.

 
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