Ford recalls 100,000 U.S. vehicles for fire risks, expands earlier recall

WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co. stated on Friday it is issuing a new remember for 100,000 U.S. hybrid motor vehicles above fire threats, and increasing an previously remember following a series of claimed fires.

The new remember addresses specific 2020 by way of 2022 design-year Ford Escape, Maverick and Lincoln Corsair motor vehicles with 2.5-liter hybrid/plug-in hybrid engines. Ford claimed in the party of an motor failure, considerable quantities of engine oil and gasoline vapor may be produced that could accumulate close to ignition resources, resulting in a potential underneath-hood fire.

Sellers will modify the “less than motor protect and lively grille shutter” to tackle safety worries, Ford said. There are no mishaps or injuries linked with this concern and prospects do not will need to park the car outdoors.

Ford is independently expanding its recall of 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs for beneath-hood fireplace dangers by one more 27,000 U.S. automobiles soon after five added fires have been claimed soon after its remember of 39,000 autos announced in May perhaps subsequent 16 hearth stories. Just one injuries has been reported.

The No. 2 U.S. automaker is even now advising consumers to park all those vehicles exterior and absent from structures until finally repairs are accomplished.

Vehicles may possibly pose a hazard of below-hood fireplace, which include while the motor vehicle is parked and switched off.

Ford reported it has remember pieces accessible for about a single-third of automobiles with an 800-watt cooling fan system but will not have all sections out there for vehicles with a 700-watt cooling enthusiast system till September.

Ford thinks the bring about of these auto fires can be traced to a change in producing site by a provider in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ford has led all U.S. automakers so considerably in 2022 with 44 remember strategies covering 6.7 million motor vehicles just before Friday’s announcement.