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.