August 8, 2022

Ford Motor Co mentioned Friday it issuing a brand new recall for 100,000 U.S. automobiles over fireplace dangers, and increasing an earlier recall after a sequence of reported fires.

The brand new recall covers sure 2020 by way of 2022 mannequin yr Ford Escape, Maverick and Lincoln Corsair automobiles with 2.5-liter Hybrid/Plug-In Hybrid engines. Ford mentioned within the occasion of an engine failure, vital portions of engine oil and gas vapor could also be launched that might accumulate close to ignition sources leading to a possible under-hood fireplace.

Sellers will modify the Beneath Engine Protect and Lively Grille Shutter to deal with security considerations. There aren’t any accidents or accidents related to this difficulty and clients don’t have to park the automobile outdoors.

Ford is individually increasing its recall of 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs for under-hood fireplace dangers by one other 27,000 U.S. automobiles after 5 further fires have been reported after its recall of 39,000 automobiles introduced in Might following 16 fireplace stories. One damage has been reported.

The No. 2 U.S. automaker remains to be advising clients to park these automobiles outdoors and away from constructions till repairs are accomplished.

Automobiles might pose a danger of under-hood fireplace, together with whereas the automobile is parked and switched off.

Ford mentioned it has recall components obtainable for about one-third of automobiles with an 800-watt cooling fan system however won’t have all components obtainable for automobiles with a 700-watt cooling fan system till September.

Ford believes the reason for these automobile fires will be traced to a change in manufacturing location by a provider throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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