Could 2013 Ford Recall Lead To A Lemon Law Claim For Your Escape or Fusion?
It appears Santa should be putting Ford on the naughty list. A massive 2013 Ford recall has caused many Ford Escape and Fusion drivers to scream something even worse than “Bah Humbug.”
89,000 2013 Ford Escapes and Ford Fusion models are recalled due to a potential fire risk. They are being towed to dealers across the Country. You would think that Ford would want this massive 2013 Ford recall addressed as soon as possible. It’s certainly not the best way to ring in the new year. The problem is that the dealerships have no information on how long this fix could take and that means that many Ford Escape and Fusion drivers will be ringing in the holidays in a loaner car.
Unfair? Absolutely. But, remember if your Ford Escape or Ford Fusion is out of service an extended period of time (15 business days in Massachusetts, 20 days in New Jersey, 30 days in Pennsylvania, etc.), you do have rights under your State Lemon Law and you may be looking at a refund. Best of all as readers of this blog know, under most State Lemon laws, there is a fee-shifting provision which provides completely cost-free legal representation. There would be no cost or no risk to fighting back. Click here to find out what your Lemon Law rights are in your state.
Do not make a fuss with the dealer. Wait patiently for your car to be fixed properly. However, make sure that the repair invoice clearly outlines the extended period of time your car was in the shop. This invoice will be the key piece of evidence to help you make a claim.
Here’s hoping that Ford will work especially hard to get your Escape or Fusion back to you and your family as soon as possible. But, if not, it helps to know the law is on your side. For more information, feel free to fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form.
March 4th, 2015 at 4:21 pm
I have a 2013 Fusion,we just got and not aware of problems.
November 15th, 2015 at 4:45 pm
I have a 2013 Ford Focus, first new car I’ve ever purchased on my own. I’ve had nothing but problems. I’ve followed all the safety recalls, I’ve already had to take out a loan to replace the fuel pump, and now the car shuts off and stalls for no reason, pleanty of gas, when you call the vehicle health report it says all is well, but it is cutting off when you are driving, it is a major hazard I cannot afford to replace and have just switched jobs and cannot trade on something else until I have some employment time under my belt. I don’t know what to do I have to children and a car that scare me? Any one else have this problem?
November 20th, 2015 at 4:27 pm
@Leanne: The 2013 Ford Focus transmission is problematic. Please visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a firm in your state to help.
June 24th, 2017 at 12:16 am
2013 FORD FUSION
TIRES LASTED ONLY 50K MICHILEN GREEN GARBAGE
MOON ROOF GLASS CRACKED
KEYLESS ENTRY LUMEINATION FAILED
WATER PUMP LEAK
FRONT ENGINE SEAL LEAK
SEAT BELT PROBLEMS
TIRE SENSOR PROBLEMS
KEY FOBS DON’T WORK
BATTERY DRAINS DEAD OVERNIGHT
NOW ENGINE COULD START ON FIRE,WITH US TRAPPED INSIDE
September 7th, 2017 at 10:38 am
Have since 2014, 54,000 miles several recalls. Just picked it up from the ford dealership 2 days for the compressor that cost me 940 dollars that I got a loan to pay. Now it won’t start up. Display says it’s in reverse but it’s in park. So fustrating cause i cannot get to work.
September 3rd, 2018 at 8:40 pm
I have a 2013 Ford Escape S it has been out of service because of over heating it has a coolant leak and had to have the water pump replaced also has a false tire low warning light reading.
July 18th, 2019 at 5:17 pm
I have a 2013 ford escape 1.6 liter ecoboost. I’ve had the car less than 6 months it has a coolant leak , the engine overheated and blew a head gasket. now the car wont start.If i try to crank it message displays engine fault service now, high engine temperature stop safely. The car stopped in midday traffic on monday 7/15/19 and I had to get towed home.