Ford announced that it will be recalling 125,000 SUVs and trucks due to engine failures that could cause a fire.
In Tuesday’s statement, Ford announced the recall of Escape, Corsair, and Maverick trucks in the U.S. after 23 incidents in which one of the vehicles caught fire or smoked due to engine problems.
Ford also confirmed that at least three vehicles caught fire after receiving recall repairs in 2022.
In addition, the company communicated that they are planning a new recall repair that will include Escape Corsair SUVs, Lincoln, and Maverick compact pickup trucks from 2020 to 2023 models with 2.5 L hybrid engines.
Engine manufacturing problems could be responsible for premature engine failure and the subsequent release of engine oil or oil vapor, which increases the risk of fires, Ford said in the release.
The NHTSA recommends that users park and turn off the engine in the event of unexpected noise, reduction in vehicle power, or even the presence of smoke.
Ford recalled 142,000 Lincoln MKC SUVs last week from the U.S. market due to fire hazards and recommended that users park the vehicles until the recall repair was completed.
With information from Fox News