Ford has recalled about 100,000 hybrid vehicles beyond the danger of fire.
Affected cars include some of the Corsair and Escape SUVs for model years from 2020 to 2022, as well as numerous Maverick compact pickups for the same period. All are equipped with 2.5-liter hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric engines.
Crankshaft machining issues can cause engine failures in these vehicles, Ford said in a report posted. CNBC.. But more importantly, an engine failure can cause oil and fuel vapors to leak into the hot parts of the engine, causing a fire.
Ford said it has received 23 reports from around the world of incidents in which an engine failure caused a fire. No injuries or deaths have been reported in connection with this issue.
According to Ford, engine failures are extremely rare, and the problem is only 0.17 repairs per 1,000 vehicles.
American car giants will start notifying affected owners on August 8th, but read more about how to find out now if your Ford car is subject to a recall.
The owner is instructed to bring the car to a nearby dealer. But Ford says the engine problem itself isn’t addressed, but dealers make some adjustments to increase the air flow that lowers the temperature in the hood to levels that prevent fuel vapors and engine oil from igniting. rice field.
Ford has confirmed that the problem has already been resolved during the manufacturing phase, so the new car coming out of the production line is no longer in trouble.
Michigan-based car makers Expand another recall In connection with the risk of fire in the hood, the initial recall included approximately 39,000 Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUVs of the 2021 model. , And August 31, 2021 will also be affected.
Automakers are so concerned about the risks associated with potential high current shorts in printed circuit boards that they are instructing affected owners to park their vehicles outside the structure. However, he said it was okay to continue driving. As soon as replacement parts arrive in September, the dealer will install them free of charge.
Ford has received 21 reports of fires in the hood, 18 of which are related to car rental. Ford said one injury had been reported so far in connection with this issue.
These recent Ford recalls are: Another one in April Over 500,000 vehicles are involved.
If you are a Ford owner and want to know if your car is listed for a recall, Visit the company website Enter the vehicle’s unique VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). This page also contains information on how to contact Ford Customer Service and tools to help you find the nearest Ford dealer.