The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) announced this week that Ford Motor Company has issued a new vehicle recall for 2020-2022 Ford Escapes, 2021-2022 Lincoln Corsairs and 2022 Mavericks equipped with 2.5-liter hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrains.
The recall involves possible fire risks with these vehicles. According to the NHTSA, if engine failure occurs, engine oil and fuel vapor could be released into the chamber where the engine is stored and collected around ignition sources such as the engine and exhaust components.
Owners of these vehicles should turn off their vehicles as quick as they can should they hear unexpected engine noises, notice a reduction in vehicle power, or see smoke. And of course, the owners are encouraged to return their vehicles to their dealers as soon as possible for the appropriate repairs and repalement parts.
Luckily no bodily injuries have been reported due to this issue.
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