What You Need to Know About the 2020-2022 Ford Escape® SUV Safety Recall
Recall Reference Number: 22S47
Mantenerte a ti, y a todos los que viajan contigo, a salvo es nuestra máxima prioridad. The recall repair for affected 2020, 2021 and 2022 Ford Escape® SUV models can be made immediately, so please call your local Concesionario Ford to make an appointment, or you can book service online or in the FordPass® App. The app will alert you to recall details today and keep you updated in real time going forward.
Your Ford Dealer is also ready to help you secure a one-day loaner vehicle if you need one, or, if it's more convenient for you, we can pick up, service and return your vehicle with Ford Pickup & Delivery. This is available at no charge.
You deserve our best, and there's nothing more important to us than making this right. We've reached out to affected owners and lessees directly, and you can also check to see if your vehicle is included in this recall by entering your VIN aquí.
Keeping Ford drivers and passengers safe is our most important job. If you have any questions or concerns about the Escape safety recall, please call 1-833-807-3673 and reference 22S47. A Ford Recall team member will be happy to assist you.
We're committed to delivering vehicles you can continue to count on. Thank you for being a Ford Owner.
What is the issue tied to this recall?
In some of our Escape® SUVs, Maverick® pickups and Lincoln Corsair® SUVs, there’s the risk of an underhood fire, melting engine components or smoke, increasing the risk of an injury. In the event of an engine failure, engine oil and/or fuel vapor may leak and accumulate under the hood of your vehicle.
What caused this issue?
Unfortunately, we've had some isolated engine manufacturing issues that cause engine block or oil pan breaches that result in 2.5L HEV/PHEV engine failures. The fluid dynamics created by the Under Engine Shield and Active Grille Shutter System could increase the likelihood of engine oil and/or fuel vapor accumulating near other sources of ignition, such as the exhaust system.
Who is the supplier involved in this 2020-2022 Ford Escape®, 2022 Ford Maverick® and 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsair® engine fire recall?
None of our suppliers are involved. We accept responsibility and are ready to help every owner affected get the needed repairs quickly.
¿Cuál es la reparación que se espera?
Local dealers are ready to repair affected vehicles now. The repair will modify the Under Engine Shield and Active Grille Shutter and get anyone affected back on the road again safely.
What modifications will you make to the Under Engine Shield and Active Grille Shutter?
We'll add more drain holes to the Under Engine Shield. We'll also make sure that the Active Grille Shutter moves airflow through the engine compartment and reduces underhood temperatures during forward motion and/or while the cooling fan operates.
Does the modification of the Active Grille Shutter mean fuel economy numbers will change?
No, fuel economy won’t be affected.
Didn’t you just recall Expedition® and Navigator® SUVs for underhood fire issues? What is going on at Ford?
Keeping you happy means the world to us. So does keeping you safe. We continually monitor our products after they come off the line. When an issue comes up, we will always take any action required to ensure your safety and improve our quality. We sincerely regret any inconvenience a product recall causes our owners. We remain committed to launching products with top quality and immediately addressing issues when they appear.
As part of the Expedition and Navigator recall, you asked customers to park outside and away from structures. Are you asking customers to do that in this recall?
No. We asked customers with certain 2021 Expedition and Navigator SUVs to park outside and away from structures due to the risk of a fire after the vehicle has been parked and is turned off. The incidents we're seeing for this recall indicate that underhood fires occur only when the vehicle is being driven. So there's no need to park away from any structure.
Are there any open investigations on this specific issue?
How many vehicles are affected in this recall, and where are they?
This recall affects 100,689 vehicles in the U.S.
How many recalled vehicles may experience this issue?
Safety is our priority, and we want to prevent any potential injuries. We're doing our best to make sure very few owners experience any trouble on the road.
Where were the affected vehicles built?
The affected Ford Escape vehicles were built at the Louisville Assembly Plant between January 19, 2019, and June 13, 2022. Lincoln Corsair vehicles being recalled were built at the Louisville Assembly Plant between October 24, 2019, and June 13, 2022. Ford Maverick vehicles that are affected were built at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant between February 3, 2021, and June 8, 2022.
Is there anything that could indicate a vehicle might have an issue?
Engine failure is expected to produce loud noises, for instance, a metal-to-metal clank. If you hear a noise like this, safely park and shut off the engine as quickly as possible. Please do the same if you experience an unexpected loss of engine power or see smoke coming from the engine compartment.
When will dealers be notified about the safety recall and the recommended fix?
Our dealers are aware of this recall, and they’re committed to helping any affected customers get repairs completed quickly.
Will there be a charge to customers?
No one will be charged for this service.
What is the reference number for this Ford and Lincoln recall?
Our recall number to reference for this is 22S47.
How much is this recall costing Ford?
We do not disclose this information.