Aaaaannnddd the comments under the article are exactly why I don't read autoblog anymore. The average IQ seems to have fallen way, way, down over there.
That's a shame about the recall, the Escape is undergoing something unpleasantly similar to the 1st gen Focus in terms of the number of recalls. And Ford seems to be selling a lot of them, at least here in California. I see the new Escape every day!
The washer fluid is NOT fine!