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Ford recalls Escape; seventh time since 2012

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A fire risk prompts a recall on the Ford Escape.

The popular SUV has been recalled seven times since it was redesigned and hit the market in the spring of 2012. The first of the two recalls affects more than 16,000 Escapes worldwide from the 2013 model year with 1.6 liters, four-cylinder engines.

Ford said the cylinder heads can overheat and crack, causing oil leaks. The recall starts in January.

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