Ford has announced a massive recall of hybrid vehicles. The list includes the 2020-2022 Linkoln Corsair, Escape and Maverick models. The reason for the recall campaign is a fire hazard.
In total, more than 100,000 vehicles in the US market are affected. All of them are equipped with a 2.5-liter engine, and they are all hybrids in one form or another.
Ford says that in the event of an internal combustion engine failure, a significant amount of engine oil and/or fuel vapors can enter the engine compartment and can migrate to/or accumulate near ignition sources, which can lead to an under hood fire, localized component melting or smoke.
Ford has not yet received any reports of such incidents. The company’s dealers have already been notified, and the owners will be notified on August 8.