Ford Motor Co said on Friday it is issuing a new recall for 100,000 US hybrid vehicles over fire risks, and expanding an earlier recall after a series of reported fires. The new recall covers certain 2020 through 2022 model-year Ford Escape, Maverick and Lincoln Corsair vehicles with 2.5-liter Hybrid/Plug-In Hybrid engines. Ford said in the event of an engine failure, significant quantities of engine oil and fuel vapor may be released that could accumulate near ignition sources, resulting in a potential under-hood fire. Dealers will modify the Under Engine Shield and Active Grille Shutter to address safety concerns. There are no accidents or injuries associated with this issue and customers do not need to park the vehicle outside.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2022.