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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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Ford Recalling Almost 40,000 Cars Fixed Wrong In Their Last Recall

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Nov 4 2014 6:00pm CST | Source: Autoblog

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Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

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2015 Toyota Tundra

Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s not winning away many buyers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. Although it doesn’t stand out in any of the categories that pickup buyers are keen on, a range of updates.. ...
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Nov 4 2014 4:44pm CST | Source: Autoblog

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This is Ken Block’s Ford Mustang Fastback from Gymkhana 7

Nov 4 2014 3:30pm CST | Source: Driving Canada

We can’t help but get a little excited whenever Ken Block announces anything related to his Gymkhana videos — especially if it’s one involving a car as unhinged and insane as this. It’s called the Hoonicorn RTR, and it’s on display at this week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Starting out as a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, the Hoonicorn obviously boasts the modifications we know and love from anything meant to shred tires with Ken ...
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