August 18, 2022

Ford Motor Co mentioned on Friday it’s issuing a brand new recall for 100,000 U.S. hybrid autos over hearth dangers, and increasing an earlier recall after a sequence of reported fires.

The brand new recall covers sure 2020 via 2022 model-year Ford Escape, Maverick and Lincoln Corsair autos 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 hearth.

Sellers will modify the Beneath Engine Protect and Energetic Grille Shutter to deal with security issues. There aren’t any accidents or accidents related to this problem and prospects don’t must park the automobile exterior.

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

The No. 2 U.S. automaker continues to be advising prospects to park these autos exterior and away from buildings till repairs are accomplished.

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

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

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

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Ford has led all U.S. automakers to this point in 2022 with 44 recall campaigns masking 6.7 million autos earlier than Friday’s announcement.

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