WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co. stated 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 new recall covers sure 2020 by 2022 model-year Ford Escape, Maverick and Lincoln Corsair autos with 2.5-liter hybrid/plug-in hybrid engines. Ford stated within the occasion of an engine failure, vital portions of engine oil and gas vapor could also be launched that would accumulate close to ignition sources, leading to a possible under-hood hearth.
Dealers will modify the “under engine shield and active grille shutter” to deal with security considerations, Ford stated. There are not any accidents or accidents related to this problem and prospects don’t have to 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 had been reported after its recall of 39,000 autos introduced in May following 16 hearth experiences. 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.
Vehicles could pose a threat of under-hood hearth, together with whereas the automobile is parked and switched off.
Ford stated it has recall components accessible for about one-third of autos with an 800-watt cooling fan system however is not going to have all components accessible for autos with a 700-watt cooling fan system till September.
Ford believes the reason for these automobile fires could be traced to a change in manufacturing location by a provider throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ford has led all U.S. automakers to this point in 2022 with 44 recall campaigns protecting 6.7 million autos earlier than Friday’s announcement.