Ford recalls 125k vehicles for engines catching fire

Ford Motor has recalled 125,000 sport utility vehicles and trucks for having engine failures that can cause a fire, Ford announced on Tuesday.

Several Escape and Lincoln Corsair SUVs as well as Maverick compact pickup vehicles, from the 2020-2023 models with 2.5L hybrid or plug-in hybrid engines, are included in the recall.

Isolated problems with engine manufacture can lead to early engine failure, and in such case, engine oil or fuel vapor may escape, increasing the risk of a fire and harm, the automaker stated.

Ford had previously recalled 100,000 Escape, Corsair, and Maverick in the US in July 2022, after identifying 23 reports globally of a fire or smoke after a suspected block or oil pan breach.

Ford had reports of three vehicles that suffered fires, following the 2022 recall fix, with the new recall fix is currently under development.

Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have advised the vehicles owners to park and shut off the engine if they hear unexpected engine noises, notice a reduction in vehicle power, or see smoke.

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