Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday issued a recall on 125,000 sport utility vehicles and trucks because engine failure may cause a fire.
According to the recall, 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.
The recall covers Escape and Lincoln Corsair SUVs and Maverick compact pickup trucks from 2020-2023 model years with 2.5L hybrid or plug-in engines.
in July 2022, Ford recalled 100,000 Escape, Corsair and Maverick vehicles in the United State after identifying 23 reports globally of a fire or smoke after a suspected block or oil pan breach.
The manufacturer said there has been reports of at least three vehicles that suffered fires after getting the 2022 recall fix and the new recall is under development.
Ford and NHTSA said owners should park and shut off the engine if they hear unexpected engine noises, notice a reduction in vehicle power, or see smoke.