This lawsuit alleges defects in the EcoBoost engines causes coolant to leak into the cylinders in the 1.5L, 1.6L and 2.0L engines. This causes the engines to overheat, fail and catch fire.
According to the Ford EcoBoost class action lawsuit, the engines have inadequate seals on the cylinder heads and grooves where the cylinder heads attach to the engine blocks. Coolant allegedly enters through the grooves where it pools and degrades the gasket seals and causes coolant to leak into the cylinders.
First, Ford said to stop driving your Escape until it could get repaired. Now they're saying that "repair" probably didn't work.
Ford is recalling 9,500 Escapes because a previous recall might not have fixed the problem. The affected vehicles were manufactured from October 5, 2011, through July 11, 2012. Ford says the engine compartment fuel line may have been installed incorrectly when repaired under the prior recall. The placement of the fuel line could cause irritation to the line and cause it to leak.
All affected vehicles, repaired or otherwise, need to be inspected.keep reading
It's never a good sign when an automaker tells you to stop driving your vehicle immediately.
Ford said the engine compartment fuel line could split and leak fuel, which could cause the SUV to go up in smoke.The affected vehicles are equipped with the 1.6L EcoBoost engine and total about 11,500 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.
Ford is so concerned about these fires they don't even want you driving to the dealership for repairs. Instead, they'll arrange to have your Escape towed. Seriously.keep reading