by Justin King
NHTSA investigates Ford Escape stalling complaints

At minimum 40 issues allege stalling brought on by engine overheating.

The National Freeway Visitors Security Administration has introduced an investigation into the 2013 Ford Escape after pinpointing many grievances of motor stalling.

The agency has identified 40 reports alleging sudden stall without having warning though driving. All include vehicles geared up with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.

“Complainants allege stalling was brought about by overheating of the engine resulting in delayed or no restart attainable,” the inquiry detect states.

At minimum two problems associate the stalling conduct with engine compartment fires. In one case, an Escape ruined by hearth had been fixed for an previously recall linked to gasoline leaks.

“When driving, the message “vehicle overheating” was displayed prior to the motor out of the blue stalled,” 1 grievance claims. “Smoke was present coming from beneath the hood due to oil leaking on to the motor.”

The NHTSA has now opened a preliminary evaluation to decide if a deeper investigation is warranted.