WARNING: Ford Vehicles Sold in Illinois and Wisconsin May Catch on Fire
If you own one of these Ford models, you are being warned to park your vehicle outside because of a potential engine failure that could start a fire.
Over 100,000 Vehicles Have Been Recalled by Ford
Just last week the Ford Motor Company announced the recall of their 2015 to 2019 Lincoln MKC model because of underhood fires, seven that occurred while the vehicle was parked and not running.
Another 125,000 vehicles are being recalled by Ford today (Tuesday 6/6) because of a potential fire in the engine, according to Reuters.
The sport utility vehicles and pickups that have been added to the recall list include:
- 2020-2023 Ford Escape with 2.5L hybrid or plug-in hybrid engine
- 2020-2023 Lincoln Corsair SUV with 2.5L hybrid or plug-in hybrid engine
- 2020-2023 Ford Maverick with 2.5L hybrid or plug-in hybrid engine
Isolated engine manufacturing issues can cause the engine to fail prematurely and in that event engine oil or fuel vapor may be released, increasing the risk of fire and injury. -Ford Motor Company
According to Reuters, there was an initial recall in July 2022 of more than 100,000 Ford Escape Maverick's, and Lincoln Corsair's because of a "suspected block or oil pan breach."
Three vehicles that had the initial fix from the July 2022 recall still ended up catching on fire.
How Do I Check to See if My Vehicle is Recalled?
There are a few different ways you can confirm whether a vehicle is or isn't currently being recalled.
You can search by VIN number, or by vehicle name and model to see which recalls are active.
Check the Ford Recall Page and App
If you want to find out anytime what vehicles are currently on the recall list, there are a couple of ways to do that.