Recall Alert: Ford Escape, Maverick, Lincoln Corsair

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A 2022 Ford Maverick pickup sits parked in front of a house. The truck is bright orange. We see it from a front quarter angle, facing slightly to our right.Ford has issued a recall for about 100,000 small hybrid SUVs and pickups as a result of threat of an engine hearth.

The recall impacts sure 2020-2022 Ford Escape Hybrid and Lincoln Corsair Hybrid SUVs, in addition to hybrid variations of the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup. Ford says it has acquired 23 experiences of engine fires however no accidents.

All of the recalled autos use the identical 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a small electrical motor. Ford says that if the engine ought to fail, sufficient oil and gas vapor can accumulate close to scorching engine components to set off a fireplace beneath the hood.

Engine failures are uncommon, Ford says, affecting about 0.17 out of each 1,000 autos.

Ford sellers will repair the issue by modifying an under-engine defend to permit the vapor to flee. Recall repairs are at all times free.

Till the restore is accomplished, Ford says, “House owners are suggested to park and shut off the engine as shortly as attainable in the event that they hear sudden engine noises, discover a discount in car energy, or see smoke.”

Many automobiles are recalled to repair security defects, typically greater than as soon as. Whereas automakers attempt to attain each proprietor to ask them to convey the car in for restore, they not often attain all of them. Hundreds of thousands of autos on American roads want free recall repairs. To seek out out in case your automotive is certainly one of them, examine the straightforward VIN software at our recall heart.

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