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    Recalls: Ford forced to recall Escape over fire risk yet again [UPDATE]
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    Recalls happen. Automakers hope they won't, but they do. And that's alright, for the most part, because cars are designed (and to a large degree still made) by humans, and humans make mistakes. So we forgive them, as long as the problem is resolved. Only in the case of the Ford Escape, the ...

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    Report: Ford recalls 2013 Focus, C-Max and Escape over faulty child safety locks
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    We have yet to find any official documentation from either Ford or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but Edmunds and Cars.com are both reporting that there is a recall on the 2013 C-Max, Focus and Escape. All three vehicles were assembled with a faulty child door lock mechanism ...

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    Study: Consumer Reports criticizes small turbo engines for misleading performance, fuel economy claims [w/video]
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    Consumer Reports has taken aim at at small-displacement, forced-induction engines, saying the powerplants don't manage to deliver on automaker fuel economy claims. Manufacturers have long held that smaller, turbocharged engines pack all power of their larger displacement cousins with ...

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    Official: Ford details how it will fix recalled fire-risk 2013 Escape and Fusion models
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    Ford announced today that it has determined the problem and has worked up a fix for the engine fires that have resulted in recalls for 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion models equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Ford says the fires are being caused by an issue with the cooling system software ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalling 89k 2013 Fusion and Escape models over engine fires, urges owners to park their cars
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    Ford has announced a recall of 89,153 vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines over the possibility of overheating and, in some instances, fires starting in the engine compartment. The brand new 2013 Fusion accounts for 15,833 of the affected models, the other 73,320 being ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #309
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    Lots of Audi diesels on the way, GM says 500,000 electric cars per year soon, Ford fiesta EcoBoost 1.0, NTSB wants more safety tech Episode #309 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and George Kennedy talk about the coming horde of new Audi diesels, the Ford ...

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    Official: Ford Escape named first-ever Popular Mechanics Car Of The Year
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    It's that time of year again. Time for just about publication out there to come up with their Car of the Year winner, and Popular Mechanics is getting into the game for the first time with its Auto Excellence Awards. For its inaugural champion, the crew over at PM have named the 2013 Ford Escape ...

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    SEMA: Ford shows SEMA-bound Mustang, F-150 and Escape variants
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    After already tipping its hand with a goodly selection of Focus ST concept teasers, as well as a passel of tuned Fusions, Ford has let loose with more images and information regarding its huge presence at this year's SEMA show. And, while we'll be bringing live reports of all the SEMA goodness to ...

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    Comparo: 2013 Ford Escape vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5
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    Brothers From Another Mother Face Off Not a single part is shared between these two crossovers. We couldn't do this comparison test a year ago. No, not because the CX-5 is a new nameplate and all-new vehicle for the Mazda brand (okay, that's technically a valid reason), but because until ...

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    Video: Watch Ford test the Escape for NVH issues in a portable chamber
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    All automakers test for noise, vibration and harshness (or NVH) during the development of new vehicles, but Ford Motor Company uses a portable "environmental chamber" that it can take to a specific plant to pull production vehicles from the assembly line for testing. In the case of this video, ...

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    Official: Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 earn four-star NHTSA crash rating
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    The 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Mazda CX-5 are both impressive new crossovers that bring plenty to the table for buyers. Top safety marks, however, seem to have been left off of the menu. These popular new crossovers are just the first of among 54 new cars to be tested by the National Highway ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Ford Escape recalled for third time, again for fire risk [UPDATE]
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    Oh dear. As if the previous two recalls weren't bad enough, the brand new 2013 Ford Escape is under fire yet again for, well, fire. Or at least the potential for it. According to The Detroit News, 7,600 Escape models – 6,150 of which are in the United States – equipped with the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #292
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    2013 Cadillac ATS, Nürburgring going broke, 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL, Ford Escape last-place finish Episode #292 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week Dan, Zach and Steven Ewing chat about the 2013 Cadillac ATS, the possibility of the Nürburgring going bust, the 2013 Mercedes ...

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    Report: Supplier to blame for Escape engine recall?
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    More details have surfaced in the latest 2013 Ford Escape recall, with blame for problematic fuel lines falling on supplier TI Automotive, according to Reuters. Ford told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the defective fuel lines were "mechanically scored," which could cause ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #292 LIVE
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    We record Episode #292 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below and chime in to direct our conversation. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our ...

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    Report: Ford paying dealers $300 to fix each recalled Escape
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    How important is the launch of the redesigned Escape to Ford? Apparently enough that Dearborn is throwing money at dealers to try and make the new model's teething problems go away, and fast. According to The Detroit Free Press, Ford is giving dealers a $300 spiff for each recalled 2013 Ford ...

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    ETC: How does Ford measure its interiors? Ping pong balls.
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    A ping-pong ball has a volume of about 2 cubic inches, and a 2013 Ford Escape holds nearly 60,000. Why is this important? Ford uses the balls to measure vehicle interior capacity for both its own cars and competitors'. Of course, there are traditional measuring tools that you'd expect Ford ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Ford Escape suffers second recall this week
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    This is shaping up to be a pretty bad week for the brand spankin' new 2013 Ford Escape. Just three days ago, a recall was announced concerning a brake interference issue, and today, the Escape is under fire for, well, fire. Or at least the possibility of it. Escape models fitted with the ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalls 10,000+ 2013 Escape crossovers for brake-pedal interference issue
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    A Ford factory employee noticed a potential issue with the carpet padding on the left side of the center console trim on the 2013 Ford Escape that has resulted in a recall of the hot-selling new crossover. If the padding gets out of position, it can push the trim piece out, reducing the clearance ...

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    Official: Ford kicks off 2013 Escape assembly [w/video]
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    The 2013 Ford Escape is now a production reality, the completely redesigned crossover now rolling off the lines at Ford's Louisville assembly plant. Still a top seller in its last model year, the brand-new 1.6-liter EcoBoost Escape gets 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and yes, the $23,295 base model ...

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