2013 Ford Escapes (1.6L 4-cylinder) may crack a cylinder head- bad enough. But oil may leak onto hot parts; this has already lit up 13 cars. The affected vehicles recalled are about 160,000, US and Canada. On top of that, some 2013 Escapes had a preexisting fix- leaking fuel lines in the engine bay. Quite bad to begin with. Ford’s now announcing repaired lines may leak again, in a different way. Double whammy.
You’re a huge hypocrite if you complain about a Tesla fire, but ignore the 15+ gallon bomb under your passengers’ butts. Then add a gallon of oil, transmission and power steering fluid, A/C fluid that’s toxic when burnt, carbon-based hoses and seals everywhere, etc.
I’m thankful I chose a 21st-century vehicle.