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Ford Motor Co announced that they would be withdrawing 737,000 cars in the United States due to potential oil leaks and software mistakes that could prevent drivers from braking.
The automaker is issuing a recall on its 2020-2022 Ford Escape and 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles with 1.5L engines due to the possibility of cracks in engine oil separators. It could lead not only to an increase in car fires but also to potential injury.
Ford has received reports of incidents where there were more or less eight fires that are potentially linked to this problem. However, no injuries have been reported. As imperative, dealers will examine the oil separator for damage or oil leaks and change the oil separator and seals.
The vehicles that the car manufacturer 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.
Ford is aware of reports linking an issue with the integrated trailer brake control module that may cause irregular operation; in fact, they have received 67 reports. They say no crashes or injuries have been reported so far, but they plan on upgrading software for this concern.