DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling 12,205 2014 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC SUVs in North America because a problem with the fuel pump may lead to a risk of stalling, according to the automaker.
The problem has been traced to the nickel plating on the fuel pump, which may cause the pump to seize.
"If the fuel pump seizes, a vehicle may not start or may stall while driving," Ford said in a statement. "An engine stall without warning while driving increases the risk of a crash."
Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the recall.
Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Ford Escape SUVs built from April 15, 2014 to May 8, 2014 and certain 2015 Lincoln MKC SUVs built from April 21, 2014 to May 15, 2014 at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant.
Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker told Edmunds the recall will begin in late February.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.
Edmunds says: This recall will not begin for several weeks. If you own one of these vehicles and have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer.