Ford recalls 100,000 SUVs and trucks due to fire hazard

Automaker Ford is recalling more than 100,000 SUVs and trucks due to engine fire hazards, nearly a month after recalling millions of its vehicles.

The company is recalling some of its 2020-2022 Ford Escapes, 2021-2022 Lincoln Corsairs and 2022 Mavericks equipped with 2.5-liter hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrains, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the event of an engine failure, engine oil and fuel vapors could be released into the chamber where the engine is stored and collected around ignition sources such as the engine and exhaust components.

The 2022 Ford Expedition Platinum full-size SUV is displayed at the 2021 Motor Bella Auto Show on September 21, 2021 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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People who own one of the affected vehicles should pull over and turn off the engines “as soon as possible” when they hear “unexpected engine noises, notice a reduction in vehicle power or see smoke”, a said the NHTSA.

No injuries were reported, Ford said.

PHOTO: A 2020 Ford Hybrid Escape is pictured July 12, 2020, near Los Olivos, California.

A 2020 Ford Hybrid Escape is pictured July 12, 2020, near Los Olivos, California.

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In May, Ford reminded more than 39,000 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators because they were at risk of catching fire under the hood even when parked or turned off. The company expanded that recall to include an additional 66,000 vehicles after receiving reports of five more fires, according to The Associated Press.

Last month, the company recalled 2.9 million vehicles with transmission problems that increased the risk of rolling even when parked.