Louisville Assembly Plant

Ford Motor Co. is telling owners of one version of the brand-new Louisville-built Ford Escape not to drive the SUVs until dealers can fix fuel lines that can crack and spill gasoline, causing engine fires. The company issued the unusual warning Thursday and said it is recalling 2013 Escapes equipped with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines.

Thousands of 2013 Ford Escape vehicles produced in Kentucky are being recalled by the automaker. The vehicles have carpet that could interfere with breaking, and came off the assembly line between March 8 and June 7.