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Ford Motor Co said on Friday that it would be withdrawing 737,000 cars in the United States for a component that could cause an oil leak and a software mistake that could forestall braking.
The Michigan-based car manufacturer is withdrawing 345,451 of its 2020-2022 Ford Escape and 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles with 1.5L engines due to the possibility of a crack and cause oil leak in its engine oil separator that might result in an engine fire.
According to Ford, it received reports of incidents of, more or less, eight fires that are potentially linked to the problem; however, no reports of injuries or crashes. As imperative, dealers will examine the oil separator for damage or oil leaks and change the oil separator and seals.
The vehicles that the automaker is withdrawing are 391,836 2021-2022 F-150, 2022 Ford Maverick, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550, due to an issue that an electric or electric over hydraulic brake system equipped towed trailer might not brake.
Dealers will upgrade the software of the integrated trailer brake control module. Ford received 67 reports of irregular function possibly linked to the problem; however, no crashes or injuries have been reported so far.
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