Car recalls are back.. Honda with 320,000 cars and Ford with 11,500
In an unusual move associated with a recall, Ford Motor Co. told owners of one version of the new redesigned Escape sport-utility vehicle to stop driving it because it might catch on fire. Dealers will go to the homes of owners, provide a loaner and retrieve the Escape for repairs.
Ford needs to replace a fuel line in the vehicles. The automaker said the line could split and leak gasoline, which could ignite. The recall applies to 2013 model year Escapes with the 1.6-liter engine and built through July 11. Many of the 11,500 or so affected cars are still on dealer lots. Ford said Thursday that other Escape models are not at risk.
“Gasoline leaks are nothing to mess around with. And if the gas is leaking under the hood, there’s even more danger because of all the heat sources that are under there,” said Dan Edmunds, director of vehicle testing at auto information company Edmunds.com.
This the second recall in a week for the new SUV, which is one of the nation’s bestselling vehicles. Ford sold 28,500 Escapes in June, making it the automaker’s second-best seller, after the F-series pickup truck. Overall, it was the sixth-bestselling vehicle in America last month and the bestselling crossover, beating out Honda’s newly redesigned 2013 CR-V.
Japan’s Honda Motor says it is recalling more than 320,000 vehicles worldwide because of a door lock defect.
The faulty locks could allow the vehicles’ doors to open unexpectedly, the automaker said, adding that its recall was for the 2012 CR-V sports utility vehicle and 2013 Acura ILX sedan.
The vast majority of the recall is for the CR-V model, sold mainly into Japan, North America, China and South America.
About 7300 Acura models would be recalled from North America, the company added.
No accidents or injuries have been reported due to the door lock defect, a Honda spokesman said.
Japan’s car giants have recalled millions of vehicles in recent years as they have become more proactive about dealing with faults.
i followed these a lot a few months ago and they seem to have come back..so many shitty automakers in the world these days?