Ford issued a number of remembers for a complete of 737,000 automobiles bought within the US, almost half of which can set on hearth.
As Reuters reports, the recall impacts the next automobiles:
- 2020-2022 Ford Escape (1.5L)
- 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport (1.5L)
- 2021-2022 Ford F-150
- 2022 Ford F-250
- 2022 Ford F-350
- 2022 Ford F-450
- 2022 Ford F-550
- 2022 Ford Maverick
- 2022 Ford Expedition
- 2022 Ford Lincoln Navigator
For the Escape and Bronco Sport, there is a threat of engine hearth because of the engine oil separator housing probably cracking, which then results in an oil leak and subsequent hearth. To date, eight engine fires have been reported, however fortunately no accidents induced due to them.
For the remainder of the automobiles within the listing, the fault pertains to an electrical or electric-over hydraulic brake system not braking then a towed trailer is connected. To date, 67 “improper perform” studies have been filed, however once more, no accidents induced.
The braking drawback may be mounted with a software program replace for the trailer brake management module. The oil separator fault is a way more invasive process and sure requires a brand new separator and seals be fitted following an inspection.
In case you imagine your automobile is included on this recall, the most effective factor to do is contact your native Ford supplier for additional info and to schedule a restore. In whole, 345,451 Ford Escape and Bronco Sport automobiles are impacted by the engine hearth threat, with an additional 391,836 automobiles susceptible to brake issues.