Emission Problems Force Ford Recall

From United Press International

Ford Motor Co. will recall 513,000 cars that exceeed federal emission standards for hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

The affected models are the 1984 Ford Escort, EXP and Escort Wagon and Mercury Lynx and Lynx Wagon with 1.6-liter engines, the EPA said. About half of the 1985 versions of the same models will also be recalled. California cars are unaffected, the EPA said.

The repairs involve modification of spark timing, air injection and exhaust-gas recirculation to lower engine emissions and improve catalytic converter performance.