Recall Alert: Ford vehicles and carbon monoxide alarms

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Ford is issuing two recalls covering over 737,000 vehicles to fix oil leaks and trailer braking systems that won’t work.

The oil leak recall includes the 2020 through 2022 Ford Escape SUV and the 2021 and 2022 Bronco Sport SUV with 1.5-liter engines. The company says the housing can crack and oil can leak into engine parts, which can pose a fire hazard.

Dealers will replace the housing, if needed.

The trailer braking recall includes F-150 pickups from 2021 and 2022, as well as the 2022 F-250, 350, 450 and 550; also covered are the 2022 Maverick Pickup, and the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. A software error can stop the trailers from breaking.

Universal Security Instruments is recalling over 8,000 combination photoelectric smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

The company says the alarms can fail to alert consumers to the presence of a hazardous level of carbon monoxide and this poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or death. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas.

If you have this product, contact universal security instruments for a free replacement.

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