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Old 01-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
It's crazy, isn't it? That's one thing that I don't really like because it's not like it's open source. So if in the year 2050 I'm trying to restore an "old" Fusion that keeps starting on fire, I'm going to have one hell of a time before I realize it's one of the first few cars of the model year that didn't have the recall applied, etc.

Even with this Focus, I know there's an updated BCM, but I can't really get it applied unless I complain about something.

EDIT: But then again, if it is a recall it'd probably get taken care of...
What is the issue?
There is a risk of a vehicle fire that starts in the engine compartment in 2013 model year Escapes and Fusions with 1.6-liter engines. A sequence of events causes the cooling system design to restrict engine coolant flow. This typically is not an issue, but, in combination with a cooling system pressure loss, could result in extreme overheat, which can then lead to fluid leaks that may come in contact with the hot exhaust system, resulting in a fire.
Sequence of events:
 A cooling system pressure loss occurs
 Cooling system software restricts engine coolant flow
 Could result in extreme engine overheating
 Could lead to fluid leaks that may come in contact with a hot exhaust system, resulting in fire
So their solution is to force the valves open even after the vehicle has lost coolant pressure. Is this enough to prevent a fire? Only time will tell.
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