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Ford Recalls 2020-2023 Escape, 2022-2023 Maverick, and 2021-2023 Lincoln Corsair Models

Ford Recalls Escape, Maverick, and Lincoln Corsair Models Due to Fire Risk

Ford has announced a recall affecting 125,322 vehicles, including the 2020-2023 Ford Escape, 2022-2023 Ford Maverick, and 2021-2023 Lincoln Corsair models.

The recall addresses a critical issue with the 2.5-liter HEV/PHEV engines, which can fail prematurely, potentially causing under-hood fires.

Detailed Description of the Issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that the affected Ford Escape, Ford Maverick, and Lincoln Corsair models have engines that may release oil and/or fuel vapor, which can accumulate near ignition sources.

This defect can lead to engine fires, localized melting of components, or smoke, posing a severe risk to vehicle occupants.

Potential Risks

The primary risk associated with this recall is the potential for under-hood fires, which can result in severe injuries or fatalities if not addressed promptly.

Drivers are advised to shut down their engines immediately if they notice unusual noises, power loss, or smoke.

Models Affected

The recall impacts the following models:

  • 2020-2023 Ford Escape
  • 2022-2023 Ford Maverick
  • 2021-2023 Lincoln Corsair

Investigation and Recall Initiation

Ford’s investigation into the engine failure issue led to the recall, which was initiated in June 2023.

The company has been working on developing a remedy, expected to be available in the third quarter of 2023.

Owner Notification and Next Steps

Ford will notify affected owners by mail starting June 12, 2023. Owners will receive detailed instructions on how to proceed with the recall.

It is recommended that owners contact their local Ford or Lincoln dealerships to schedule an inspection and, if necessary, repair, which will be provided free of charge.

Repair Process

To address the issue, Ford dealers will inspect the engines and perform necessary repairs to prevent any future risk of fires.

The repair process is expected to be quick, but owners should contact their dealerships to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.

Legal Rights and Recourse

Under the Highway Safety Act of 1970, vehicle manufacturers are required to repair any recalled defects or replace defective parts free of charge.

If a dealership refuses to perform the necessary repairs or attempts to charge for the service, vehicle owners should contact Ford directly to resolve the matter.

Assistance from Lemon Law Group Partners

Lemon Law Group Partners can provide valuable assistance to car owners facing difficulties during the recall process.

Our experienced attorneys work directly with the manufacturer on behalf of the client to ensure a swift and satisfactory resolution.

In many cases, the legal fees are covered by the manufacturer, allowing clients to receive experienced legal counsel at no additional cost. For more information and a free consultation, call (888) 415-0610.


Owners of the 2020-2023 Ford Escape, 2022-2023 Ford Maverick, and 2021-2023 Lincoln Corsair should take this recall seriously and have their vehicles inspected and repaired as soon as possible.

Ensuring that the engines function correctly is crucial for vehicle safety. Ford is committed to resolving this issue efficiently and urges all affected owners to take immediate action.

Additional Information

Drivers can also check the NHTSA website to see if their vehicle has been affected by the recall. The recall number for this Ford recall is 24V142.


  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Ford Motor Company