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2013 Ford Escape and 2012 Nissan Juke Recalled

Ford is recalling 8,266 Escape compact SUVs from the 2013 model year for a problem with the proximity of the carpet padding to the brake and gas pedals. In a separate recall, Nissan is recalling 11,076 Juke vehicles from the 2012 model year because the back of the rear seats could come apart in a crash. In the 2013 Ford Escape recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of the carpet padding to the right ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, Ford Escape, Nissan Juke, Model News

Ford Recalls Escape, Freestar and Mercury Monterey

Ford is recalling minivans and SUVs in the U.S. for issues that could cause power loss or a potential fire hazard. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that certain 2001-02 Ford Escape SUVs might have a brake master cylinder reservoir cap that leaks brake fluid. If present, the leak could contact the wiring harness for the anti-lock braking system, potentially causing the harness to melt, smoke or catch fire. The Detroit News reports that in total, 274,368 ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, Ford Escape, Model News, Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey

Reviewers Favorite Debuts from the LA Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show gave automotive journalists an up-close look at the latest new cars that are headed for the showroom floor. Here’s a look at their favorite debuts that will hit the streets in the months to come. Check out our full coverage of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. continue reading»

Tags: Features, Auto Shows, Ford Escape, Honda Fit, Hyundai Azera, Cadillac XTS, LA Auto Show, Infiniti JX, Subaru BRZ

2013 Ford Escape Revealed

The all-new 2013 Ford Escape is debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, showcasing the most significant redesign of the affordable small SUV since it went on sale in the United States in 2001. In addition to the refreshed styling, the 2013 Ford Escape will feature all-new powertrains. According to a press release, Ford says the new crossover SUV will feature “three fuel-efficient four-cylinder options, including the new 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines and a 2 ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda CR V, Toyota RAV4, Ford, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, LA Auto Show

2013 Ford Escape Drops V6, Gains EcoBoost

The current Ford Escape might look a little dated when compared with more-recently redesigned affordable compact SUVs, but all that’s set to change with the redesigned 2013 Ford Escape. While the current Escape has a boxy look, the 2013 model should sport a much sleeker exterior design. “To start, the boxy look is gone,” writes Autoweek. “Ford previewed the 2013 Escape's new look earlier this year with the Vertrek concept at the Detroit auto show.” According to The ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Ford Escape

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