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Ford Maverick, Escape, Lincoln Corsair recall: Fire risk for 100k vehicles

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Ford Motor Co. announced it has issued a recall for the Ford Maverick, Escape and Lincoln Corsair for a potential fire risk in the engine bay.

The recall issued on July 7, 2022, is for certain 2020-2022 Escape, 2021-2022 Lincoln Corsair and 2022 Ford Maverick vehicles equipped with 2.5L HEV or PHEV engines. In the event of an engine failure, engine oil and fuel vapor may be released into the engine compartment and accumulate near ignition sources such as hot engine or exhaust components, possibly resulting in an engine compartment fire.

In the notice, NHTSA Campaign Number 22V484000, Ford is advising owners to immediately park and shut off their vehicles if they hear anything unexpected, notice a reduction in power or see smoke.

Ford says dealers will modify the engine shield and active grille shutter, free of charge, to address this issue.

Owner notifications letters are expected to be sent August 8, 2022 and Ford is listing this recall as 22S47.

If you don’t receive a letter or want more information about this Lincoln Corsair, Ford Maverick and Escape recall, you can contact Ford’s customer services at 1-866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA.gov.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V484000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected 100,689

 

 

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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