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Ford recalling Escapes over fire risks

The 2013 Ford Escape (courtesy Ford Motor Company}
The 2013 Ford Escape (courtesy Ford Motor Company}

DEARBORN (WKZO) -- Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 161-thousand 2013 Ford Escape SUVs worldwide because of a potential fire risk.

\Nearly 140-thousand of those are in the United States.  The recall applies to the SUVs with 1.6-liter engines because of the possibility of overheating and underhood fires.

The recall is the seventh recall of the 2013 Ford Escape.