Ford is recalling sure fashions of the 2020 to 2022 Escape, Maverick, and Corsair because of the danger of under-hood fires, in response to experiences from Reuters and CNBC. The recall impacts over 100,000 autos within the US, all of which include a 2.5-liter hybrid / plug-in hybrid (HEV / PHEV) engine.
Within the case of an engine failure, Reuters and CNBC report that engine oil and gas vapor may flood ignition sources, inflicting a doable hearth beneath the hood of the automotive. Ford plans on adjusting affected autos’ under-engine defend and lively grille shutter to permit for higher air stream, and can begin notifying homeowners of the recall on August eighth. In keeping with CNBC, Ford has obtained 23 experiences of the problem whereas engines are switched on, though no accidents have been recorded. Ford didn’t instantly reply to The Verge’s request for remark.
Except for this recall, Ford’s increasing a previous recall of select 2021 Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUVs for the danger of under-hood fires. On the time, the recall affected about 39,000 autos, however an update from Ford expands this pool to 66,221 automobiles constructed between July twenty seventh, 2020 and August thirty first, 2021.
The automaker traced the issue to a swap in producers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and says the printed circuit boards from this provider “are uniquely vulnerable to a high-current brief.” Ford advises homeowners to park their automobiles exterior and away from buildings, however says they will nonetheless drive the car till the required alternative elements change into accessible in September.
In June, Ford recalled nearly 49,000 of its electric Mustang Mach-E vehicles because of battery questions of safety, and put deliveries on maintain till it discovered a repair. According to InsideEV, sellers now have entry to a software program replace that fixes the problem, with Ford set to roll out an over-the-air replace at a later date.