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Ford recall: HEV, PHEV vehicles recalled for engine compartment fires


Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Escape, 2022-2023 Maverick and 2021-2023 Lincoln Corsair vehicles equipped with 2.5L HEV or PHEV engines. For this Ford recall, 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.

An engine compartment fire increases the risk of injury.

Owners are advised to park and shut off the engine as quickly as possible if they hear unexpected engine noises, notice a reduction in vehicle power, or see smoke. The remedy is currently under development. Letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed June 12, 2023. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 23S27. This recall expands and replaces recall number 22V-484. Vehicles previously repaired under 22V-484 will need to have the new remedy completed.

If you own a 2020-2023 Ford Escape, 2022-2023 Ford Maverick or 2021-2023 Lincoln Corsair, be sure to consult the NHTSA recalls portion of the website and type in the specific VIN of your truck to see if this current recall applies to your vehicle.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V380000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 125,322

Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Ford recall, please contact Ford Motor Co. directly.


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