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Ford recalls more than 7,000 SUVs

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DETROIT (WKOW) -- Ford is recalling about 7,600 Escape SUVs to fix coolant leaks that can cause fires.

Safety officials say the recall affects 2013 Escapes with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines. There are plugs that fill holes in the vehicles that may not have been put in properly and can fall out while the motor is running. When this happens, the coolant can leak and cause the engines to overheat.

Ford says one leak caused a fire at a dealership when coolant spilled onto hot engine parts. Ford says they will recall the vehicles to put a secondary cover over the plugs. This will be free for vehicle owners.

This is the second time in six weeks the new Escape has been recalled.

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