DETROIT, Michigan: Ford Motor Co. announced this week that it is recalling 737,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to a possible oil leak that could cause a fire, as well as a software error that could hinder braking.
As an engine oil separator housing could crack and develop an oil leak that might cause an engine fire, Ford is recalling 345,451 of its 2020-2022 Escape and 2021-2022 Bronco Sport vehicles with 1.5-liter engines.
At least eight fires that may be related to the oil leak have been reported, the automaker said. No related injuries or crashes have been reported.
Dealers will inspect the oil separator for damage or oil leaks, and replace the oil separator and seals, as necessary, it added.
Also, because a towed trailer equipped with an electric or electric-over hydraulic brake system might not stop, Ford is also recalling 391,836 2021-2022 F-150, 2022 Ford Maverick, Expedition, Lincoln avigator, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles.
Plans call for the integrated trailer brake control module software to be updated by dealers.