Dearborn, MI – September 25, 2021 – Ford (NYSE:F) has issued a recall for 13,334 cars from its 2021 and 2022 line-up to fix an engine stalling issue. Stalling on the road can result in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury for both the occupants of the car in question and nearby drivers.
The affected models include the following SUVs and light vehicles:
- 2021 – 2022 Ford Bronco Sport
- 2021 Ford Escape
- 2021 Lincoln Corsair
The component in question is the “fuel delivery module” with part numbers LX61-9H307-TC/BC and LX61-9H307-BC/YB.
The affected vehicles are fitted with a faulty fuel delivery module, which is the part that pumps fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. Owing to a manufacturing error, the wall of the fuel tube inside the module may be too thin which can cause the module to leak inside the fuel tank. This can result in a drop in fuel pressure to the engine, causing it to stall. It can also prevent the engine from starting in the first place.
If the engine loses power while driving, it can increase the risk of another vehicle crashing into the stalled car, resulting in an injury.
Other Ford recalls
Ford Explorer recalls include four recalls over the past five years for multiple model-years because of faulty suspension which can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Loss of control – albeit because of a different issue – is behind another recent Ford recall that, in addition to Ford Explorers, includes Taurus sedans and Edge SUVs.
The 2021 Ford Explorer was recalled in August for improper deployment of side airbags and in December of last year for a potential loss of power.
Lincoln and Ford dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge.
Owners will be notified between October 4 and October 8, 2021.
Is your vehicle part of the recall?
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