WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co. mentioned Friday that it’s issuing a brand new recall for 100,000 US hybrid automobiles for fireplace hazards, and increasing an earlier recall after a sequence of reported fires.
The brand new recall covers sure 2020 by means of 2022 Ford Escape, Maverick and Lincoln Corsair automobiles with 2.5-liter hybrid/plug-in hybrid engines. Ford mentioned that within the occasion of engine failure, vital quantities of engine oil and gasoline vapor may be launched and will accumulate close to ignition sources, probably beginning an under-hood fireplace.
Sellers will modify the “under-engine guard and lively grille shutter” to deal with security issues, Ford mentioned. There aren’t any accidents or accidents related to this drawback and prospects don’t must park the automobile outdoors.
Ford is individually increasing its 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUV Remembers for under-hood fireplace hazards for a further 27,000 U.S. automobiles after 5 extra fires have been reported following its 39,000-vehicle recall introduced in could after 16 fireplace stories. An harm has been reported.
America’s No. 2 automaker continues to advise prospects to park these automobiles outdoors and away from buildings till repairs are full.
Automobiles can pose a fireplace hazard below the hood, even when the automobile is parked and turned off.
Ford mentioned it has components obtainable for a few third of automobiles with an 800-watt cooling fan system, however it will not have all components obtainable for automobiles with a 700-watt cooling fan system till September.
Ford believes the reason for these automobile fires may be traced to a change in manufacturing location by a provider in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ford has led all US automakers to this point in 2022 with 44 remembers protecting 6.7 million automobiles earlier than Friday’s announcement.