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Ford Updating Software on 2013 Escapes and Fusions

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Ford will be updating software on 2013 Escape SUVs and Fusion cars to fix a coolant problem that could cause a fire.

Last month Ford recalled more than 89,000 vehicles after complaints about overheating and fires.

Owners had to get loaner cars until Ford found a fix to the problem.

Ford says only vehicles with 1.6 liter turbocharged engines are affected.

Ford Product Development Chief, Raj Nair, says the problem happens when a coolant doesn't flow through the radiator to be cooled.

Overheated coolant can blow gaskets.

They say 9 fires have been reported because of the coolant problem.

Nair says the software change will fix the problem.