CHICAGO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ford is issuing a recall for its redesigned 2013 Ford Escape model that went on sale in June, as an improperly-installed engine part could lead to risk of fire, the U. S. automaker announced on Wednesday on its website.
The recall covers over 7,000 2013 Escape SUVs built with 1.6- liter engines, including 6,150 in the United States and 1,300 in Canada. This is the second recall for fire risks issued since July.
The recall is being taken to replace an engine compartment fuel line, which could split and leak fuel, potentially resulting in an underhood fire, Ford said.
No injuries have so far been reported, the company added.
In July, Ford recalled 11,500 new 2013 Ford Escape with 1.6- liter engines because of fire dangers.