Ford is recalling certain model-year 2020-2022 Escape, 2021-2022 Lincoln Corsair, and 2022 Maverick hybrid vehicles due to an underhood fire risk. The engine can fail and oil and fuel vapor may be released into the engine compartment and accumulate near ignition sources, increasing the risk of fire and injury.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on August 8, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will modify the under engine shield and active grille shutter. Owners are advised to park and shut off the engine if they hear unexpected engine noises, notice a reduction in vehicle power, or see smoke.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.