Wednesday, May 18

Ford announces recall for trailer brakes and risk of fire | Digital Trends Spanish

Ford announced the issuance of two recalls involving more than 735,000 units of several models of its current line. The mass recall of the affected units was voluntary and involves a fire hazard on some of its compact SUVs as well as trailer brake module issues on some of its family-size pickups and SUVs.

The company reported that although there have been incidents related to the defects, none of them have involved accidents or injuries to regret.

The recall No. 22V-191 of the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calls for the review of a total of 345,451 units of the 2020-2022 Ford Escape compact SUVs manufactured between November 19, 2018 and 1 March 2022 and 2021-2022 manufactured between February 5, 2020 and March 4, 2022. All units affected by this recall are equipped with a 1.5-liter engine. The defect points to the engine oil separator housing, which could crack and develop an oil leak. Leaking engine oil could accumulate and migrate to an ignition source, increasing the risk of fire.

For its part, the NHTSA recall No. 22V-193 involves 391,836 units of the Ford Maverick, F-150 and Super Duty pickups, and the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs, due to a defect in the brake controller software. of trailer. according to the so-called “trailer brake controller may not properly apply trailer brakes when towing a trailer equipped with an electronically assisted hydraulic or electric braking system.” The defect can cause longer than normal stopping distances, which could create a crash hazard.

The specific units affected by the second recall are: 2022 Ford Mavericks built between February 3, 2021 and February 22, 2022, 2021-2022 Ford F-150s built between January 8, 2020 and February 16, 2022, Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 produced between December 2, 2020 and February 22, 2022, 2022 Ford Expedition built between April 2021 and February 10, 2022 and 2022 Lincoln Navigators manufactured between April 15, 2021 and February 10, 2022.

For Ford Escape and Bronco Sport, Ford dealers will inspect and replace, if necessary, oil separators and engine seals. While in the case of the second recall, Ford and Lincoln dealers will update the trailer brake control module software. All necessary inspections and replacements will be done at no cost to owners of affected vehicles.

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