The carmaker says there have been reports of overheating and fires in models with the one-point-six liter EcoBoost engine.

The problem doesn't affect other model years, or Escapes and Fusions with different engines.

Ford says it's working on a way to fix the problem.

In the meantime, Ford is asking affected owners to contact a dealer as soon as possible to arrange for a loaner vehicle at no charge.

This isn't the first problem Ford has had with the EcoBoost engines.

Ford recalled more than 6,000 2013 Escape crossovers in September because of a problem with the fuel line.