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RECALL: Ford recalls more than 737,000 vehicles over oil leak and trailer brakes

Ford has issued two recalls involving more than 737,000 vehicles due to oil leak and trailer brake issues.

Certain 2020-2022 Escape and 2021-2022 Bronco Sport vehicles equipped with 1.5L engines are being recalled as the engine oil separator housing may crack and develop and oil leak. An oil leak in the presence of an ignition source, such as hot engine or exhaust components, can increase the risk of a fire.

Dealers will inspect the oil separator for damage or oil leaks, and replace the oil separator and seals, as necessary, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 18, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S21.

Additionally,  2021-2022 F-150, 2022 Maverick, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles are being recalled due to a software error. A towed trailer equipped with an electric or electric-over hydraulic brake system may not brake. Loss of trailer brake functionality could result in extended stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will update the integrated trailer brake control module software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 18, 2022.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S17.

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