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The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced two separate recalls for some of its models because of possible fire risks.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the first recall will affect approximately 140, 000 units of the 2013 Ford Escape vehicles in the United States and 161,333 units worldwide. The recall has been made because of the overheating of the engine cylinder head, which can crack and leak the oil. A total of 13 reports of fires have been received from customers related to this issue and one of them was in Canada. The affected vehicles have been equipped with the 1.6 liter engines.

The second recall announced will affect a total of 9,649 units of the 2013 Ford Escape SUVs in the United States and 11,821 units worldwide, and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a possible fuel leak. If this problem will not be solved than the leak could result in an engine compartment fire, increasing the risk of a crash. No reports related to this issue have been received from customers just yet. The recalls are expected to start in late January or even in February, and owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by Ford.