Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Escape, 2014-2015 Fiesta ST, 2013-2014 Fusion and 2013-2015 Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6L GTDI engines. If the vehicle is started and driven with an insufficient level of coolant within the engine cooling system, the engine cylinder head may overheat, crack and leak oil.
If the cylinder head cracks and leaks oil, the oil may contact a hot engine or exhaust component, increasing the risk of a fire.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a coolant level sensor and the supporting hardware and software, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed April 21, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available, currently expected to be in late-2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S09.
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.
2.0L DOHC SEFI I4 engine
4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Front wheel drive
3.96 final drive ratio
50 amp-hr, 500 CCA maintenance free battery
Front independent MacPherson strut suspension
Rear multi-leaf beam axle suspension
Front/rear stabilizer bars
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
15" steel wheels w/6-spoke wheel covers
P205/65R15 BSW all-season tires
Full-size spare tire
Gray molded-in-color bumpers w/step
Gray bodyside & wheel lip moldings
Rear fog lamps
Integrated spotter flat-folding mirrors
Front variable intermittent wipers
Locking exterior hood release
Dual sliding cargo doors w/o glass
180 degree rear cargo doors
AM/FM stereo -inc: audio input jack, 2 speakers
Cloth front bucket seats -inc: driver-side adjustable lumbar, driver-side armrest, passenger-side seat back map pocket
Center console -inc: (2) cupholders, (2) stowage bins, (1) folding cupholder, audio input jack
Front overhead storage shelf w/net
Front row carpeted floor covering
Cargo area vinyl floor covering
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, temp, digital clock
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