Ford is recalling more than 125,000 pickup trucks and crossovers that can catch fire, according to a campaign published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recall expands on a similar recall campaign issued in July 2022 covering 100,000 Ford Escape, Ford Maverick, and Lincoln Corsair vehicles built between 2020 and 2023, equipped with the company’s 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain.
In the event of an engine failure, the recall says engine oil and fuel vapors can enter the engine compartment and accumulate near hot ignition sources such as the exhaust, which could start a fire.
Ford said it was aware of three incidents where vehicles caught fire after undergoing a 2022 recall, suggesting the company’s original fix didn’t fix the problem. The new fix is in development, Ford said.
In the meantime, Ford advises owners to “park and shut off the engine as soon as possible if they hear an unexpected engine noise, see a reduction in vehicle power, or see smoke.”
If you think your vehicle may be affected by this recall, go to the NHTSA website and enter your VIN. Ford is expected to send notices to owners on June 12, with follow-up notices when a solution is available.
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