FORD FUSION 2013: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Make : FORD Model : FUSION Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2012-02-03 - 2012-11-29
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V551000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-12-07 Date Received by ODI: 2012-12-03 Date Added to Database: 2012-12-03
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12S41
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 80057
Summary:
      This is an update to a recently announced recall. Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through November 26, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines, as well as certain model year 2013 Fusion vehicles manufactured from February 3, 2012, through November 29, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines. Coolant system leaks may cause the engines to overheat and leak flammable engine fluids.
Consequence:
      If flammable engine fluids come in contact with the vehicle"s hot exhaust system, a vehicle fire could occur.
Remedy:
      Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine for coolant system leaks and reprogram the vehicle"s powertrain control module and instrument cluster with an updated calibration and overheat strategy software. There will be no charge to owners for this service. Owners were recently notified to contact dealers to arrange for alternative transportation as Ford developed a remedy. Owners will be shortly receiving notifications to contact Ford dealers to schedule the free remedy repair. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Ford's recall campaign number is 12S41.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.