Ford Escape, Ford Maverick, and Lincoln Corsair Are Recalled for a Fire Risk

An engine failure can cause 2020-2022 models with the 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain to release flammable oil or fuel vapor

2022 Ford Maverick hybrid at ATC
2022 Ford Maverick hybrid
Photo: Honda

The Ford Motor Company is recalling 2020-2022 Ford Escape SUVs and Ford Maverick pickup trucks, and Lincoln Corsair SUV hybrids fitted with the 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain due to concerns that an engine failure could cause oil and/or fuel vapor to be released and lead to an underhood fire.

Ford says the problem has been isolated to manufacturing issues with hybrid and plug-in hybrid models involving an engine block or oil pan breach. 

The recall involves 100,689 vehicles in the U.S.

The automaker says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this problem. Owners will be notified in early August.

The Details

Vehicles Recalled
• 2020-2022 Ford Escape hybrids and plug-in hybrids.
• 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsair hybrids and plug-in hybrids.
• 2022 Ford Maverick hybrids.

The problem: An engine failure could release oil and/oil fuel vapor under the hood that could make its way near hot surfaces or other potential ignition sources.

The fix: Dealers will modify the under-engine shield and active grille shutter.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners of affected vehicles may call Ford at 866-436-7332.
NHTSA campaign number: 22V484000. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S47.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have one. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.

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Jeff S. Bartlett

A New England native, I have piloted a wide variety of vehicles, from a Segway to an aircraft carrier. All told, I have driven thousands of vehicles—many on race tracks across the globe. Today, that experience and passion are harnessed at the CR Auto Test Center to empower consumers. And if some tires must be sacrificed in the pursuit of truth, so be it. Follow me on Twitter (@JeffSBartlett).