Problems for Ford owners: why call back a huge number of vehicles

Ford is recalling 345,451 of its 1.5-20-liter Ford Escape 2020-2022 and Ford Bronco Sport 2021-2022 engines, as the engine oil separator housing could crack and cause an oil leak that could cause a fire.

Ford Motor Co. recalls 737,000 vehicles in the United States due to a part that could develop an oil leak and a software error that could prevent braking.

The carmaker announced on Friday that it was recalling 345,451 of its Ford Escape 2020-2022 and Ford Bronco Sport 2021-2022 vehicles with 1.5 L engines, as the engine oil separator housing could crack and develop a leak. oil that would cause a fire.

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Not only Ford has such problems

Ford said it had reported at least eight fires that could be related to the problem, but no injuries or accidents. Dealers will inspect the oil separator for damage or oil leaks and replace the oil separator and gaskets, as appropriate.

Ford also recalled 391,836 vehicles 2021-2022 F-150, 2022 Ford Maverick, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550, as a trailer equipped with an electric hydraulic system or electric braking not to brake.

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Dealers will update the integrated trailer brake control module software. Ford has 67 reports of potentially related malfunctions, but there are no reports of accidents or injuries related to the recall.

The Volkswagen Group has recalled more than 100,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles globally because of the risk of fire, a spokesman for the automaker said.

Basically, 42,300 Passat, Golf and Tiguan and Arteon models were recalled, while Audi recalled 24,400 vehicles. Seat and Skoda units are also affected.

There is a risk of fire due to an insufficiently insulated high voltage battery, the spokesman said.

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