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Ford EcoSports catching fire

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This seems to be a common problem these days and someone's 2013 Ford EcoSport 1.5 litre recently went up in flames. Apparently it was caused by overheating which cracked the engine cylinder heads thus causing oil to leak. Hope this doesn't happen in the new EcoSport. Not good publicity for Ford at all.

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Being someone that lives in the U.S. I'm not too worried since this will be the first time we're getting the EcoSport. It's just the folks overseas that have to be on top of this. Even with how bad this is for Ford, people will still buy them with how lucrative the segment is. Just look at how current models in this segment are selling.
This does make me hesitant on buying the Ecosport in it's first NA sale year. Better to wait a bit and I'm in no particular hurry to get a new car. Just worrying that it's happening more than once so it's most likely a product defect.

I'm sure there will be plenty of people buying it in the States because of what it offers as a compact-SUV and for a good price. From what I can see, the interior feels more high end than what the Ecosport is being marketed as.
Honestly, this doesn't really bother me. It was a 2013 model and revisions have been made over time. That being said, now that is has happened, this will be to their attention and it'll get remedied for when it's released down in NA.
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