The social media accounts of both Ford and General Motors were relatively silent yesterday and didn’t participate in any of the loud funerals on April Fools’ Day. This could be because these two prestigious American auto manufacturers are above petty jokes (unlike dodge)Or are both automakers trying to stay under the radar after 1.4 million cars are recalled? I tend to the latter line of thinking.
General Motors recalls 681,509 of its compact SUVs Built on the Theta platform. The 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain models have a defect in which the ball joints in the windshield wipers can rust. Wipers can fail if the ball joints rust, which is an obvious safety problem for owners.
Ford recall a little more severe. Ford Motor Company is recalling a total of 737,000 vehicles in two separate recalls. First, 345,451 of its compact SUVs, specifically the 2020-2022 Ford Escape and 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport with 1.5-liter engines. The three-cylinder 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine on these models has a defect in which the engine oil separator housing can crack, leak oil, and start an engine fire. According to Ford, the defect caused at least eight fires.
Ford’s second recall affects 391,836 vehicles from the past two years’ models. The F-150 is the only 2021 model in recall. Since 2022, the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Maverick, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator have been recalled. Each model listed has an error where the brakes with electric or electric brake system may not apply over the hydraulic brake system.
For all three recalls, dealers will be able to perform necessary repairs or software updates to resolve each model’s recall error if necessary.
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