Ford to recall more than 700 thousand cars because of fire risk and brake problems

The U.S. company will send new SUVs and pickup trucks for repair due to an oil leak and a software failure in the trailer brake system control unit

Ford to recall more than 700 thousand cars because of fire risk and brake problems 1




Ford will conduct several recall campaigns that will affect a total of more than 700,000 vehicles sold in the United States. This is reported by the North American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The first recall combined 345,400 Ford Escape and Bronco Sport crossovers manufactured from 2018 to 2022 and from 2020 to 2022, respectively. On these vehicles, equipped with a 1.5-liter supercharged gasoline engine, a cracked oil separator housing could cause fluid to leak and reach the red-hot elements. The defect is capable of causing a fire in the engine compartment.

The second service action concerns almost 392 thousand pickup trucks Ford F-150 and Maverick, and also SUVs Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, which left the conveyor from 2020 to 2022. The recall is due to a software failure in the trailer brake control module, which could malfunction due to a defect.