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10 Jun

Maverick, Escape, And Corsair Hybrids Owners Are Advised To Quickly Shut Off Their Engines If They See Smoke Or Hear Strange Engine Noises

According to a recent announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford is issuing a recall for more than 125,000 pickup trucks and crossovers as they could potentially ignite. 

This recall is an extension of a previous campaign launched in July 2022, which included 100,000 Ford Escape, Ford Maverick, and Lincoln Corsair vehicles produced between 2020 and 2023, which were fitted with the 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain. 

2022 Lincoln Corsair.

The recall states that in the event of an engine failure, engine oil and fuel vapor could enter the engine compartment and gather near hot ignition sources like the exhaust, which could lead to a fire. 

Ford has acknowledged three cases where vehicles caught fire after undergoing the 2022 recall, indicating that the original solution did not fully address the issue. 

Ford is currently developing a new fix to address the problem. The automaker is recommending owners of affected vehicles to take quick action in case they hear unusual engine noises, observe a decrease in vehicle power, or detect smoke. 

The company advises the owners to immediately park and turn off the engine. 

To check if your vehicle is impacted by this recall, you can visit the NHTSA's website and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN). Ford is scheduled to send notifications to the owners on June 12, and another notification will be sent once a solution becomes available.

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