Ford recalls Maverick, Corsair cars over loss of power

Dearborn, MI June 7, 2024 – Ford (NYSE:F), which owns the Lincoln brand, is recalling 8,727 hybrid SUVs and pickup trucks that may stall. This ups the crash risk and injury, especially in fast-moving traffic. 

The recall comes on the back of hundreds of warranty claims and encompasses the following vehicles:

  • 2022 – 2024 Ford Maverick
  • 2021 – 2022 Lincoln Corsair
  • 2020 – 2022 Ford Escape

Recall summary

The listed vehicles’ transmission is controlled by a small computer called the Hybrid Powertrain Control Module (HPCM). 

A glitch in the module’s software may result in the transmission shifting into neutral. Even after shifting into gear once again, the car will go into the “limp home” mode, with its power output being significantly limited.     

Recall risks

If the car loses power, it may get hit from behind, upping the risk of an injury for everyone involved.

Warning signs

The driver may notice a flashing “Drive” sign on the gear indicator. The instrument panel may also display a wrench-shaped warning accompanied by a chime.    

Background of the recall

The recall comes on the heels of 315 warranty claims and 125 vehicle owner questionnaires. No injuries or crashes have been reported.

Other Ford recalls

These Ford Maverick pickups may have also been affected by a recall from January 2024, caused by inoperable turn signals

On a separate note, an instrument panel that may fail to illuminate was the reason why Ford recalled several models in August 2023, including Escape SUVs

The repair

Dealers will update the HPCM software free of charge. 

The owners should receive their notifications between May 23, 2024, and May 24, 2024.  

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This Ford transmission recall affects nearly 9,000 hybrid SUVs and pickup trucks. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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