According to the Associated Press, Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 500,000 Ford Escape SUVs due to engine fires that are related to corrosion on antilock brake connectors.
The recall involves 444,880 Escapes from the 2001-2004 model years in the U.S. and about 75,000 Escapes in Canada, Mexico and Europe. The recall does not affect the Escape Hybrid.
Reportedly there have been 50 engine fires related to the corrosion problem, although there have not been any reported injuries or accidents.
The company said the recall would address missing or incorrectly installed seals on the wiring harness of the antilock brake connector.