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Escape SUV drivers beware: Ford recalls 570,000 more vehicles

Ford Motor Company has issued another big safety recall -- this time recalling some 360,000 vehicles possibly prone to engine fires and 210,000 new models suffering from Ford's ongoing problem with faulty door latches. In the last three years, Ford has already recalled over 3 million vehicles with door latches that fly open when the vehicle is on the road, costing the company $640 million. This year, Ford estimates the recalls to cost them $295 million in pretax earnings.

The model year 2015 Escape SUV, some 2014 Fiestas and model years 2013-2014 Fusions have been recalled for both door latch and engine fire problems.

Here's a run-down of all the Ford models under recall for these issues:

These vehicles with 1.6-Liter four-cylinder turbocharged engines may be subject to engine fires:

  • MY 2014 Escape SUV
  • MY 2014-2015 compact Fiesta ST
  • MY 2013-2014 Fusion midsize car
  • MY 2013-2015 Transit Connect small van

These models were already on Ford's recall list for the door-latch problem:

  • MY 2013-2014 Escape SUV
  • MY 2012-2015 Ford Focus
  • MY 2013-2015 Ford Escape
  • MY 2013-2015 C-Max

These models were just added to Ford's door-latch recall:

  • MY 2014 Fiesta
  • MY 2013-2014 Fusion
  • MY 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ

If you own one of these vehicles, contact your dealer immediately. A Ford spokesperson says that the potential car fire issue should not be dangerous as long as the owner keeps the coolant levels up -- the issue causes coolant to boil off.

If you have been in an accident involving one of these vehicles, we urge you to contact an attorney with experience in product liability so you can learn about your rights and find out if you have a case for compensation.

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