The CBC is reporting that Ford is recalling over 400,00 vehicles.
The recall was for over 230,000 Escape SUVs, Fiesta ST subcompacts, Fusion midsize cars and Transit Connect vans with 1.6-litre turbocharged engines from 2013 through 2015.
21,854 of the affected vehicles are in Canada, Ford told CBC News Wednesday, breaking down as follows:
- 528 – 2014 Fiesta ST
- 6,005 – 2013 Fusion
- 110 – 2014 Fusion
- 15,074 – 2014 Escape
- 134 – 2014 Transit Connect
- 3 – 2015 Transit Connect
The company says engines can overheat, causing the cylinder head to crack and leak oil that can catch fire. Ford has 29 reports of fires, but no injuries.
Owners can keep driving the vehicles but should go to a dealer if the cars overheat or frequently need coolant.