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Ford and Lincoln vehicles with lubricant issue recalled

The vehicles have an inadequate amount of lubricant in the rear drive unit

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Ford Motor Company is recalling 147 model year 2020-2021 Edges, model year 2020 Lincoln Nautilus's and Ford Escapes and model year 2021 Lincoln Corsairs and Ford Bronco Sports.

An inadequate amount of lubricant in the rear drive unit may cause seizure of the rear drive axle.

In the rear drive unit seizes, there may be a loss of drive and/or a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the rear drive unit lubricant level. Axles found to have lubricant at the minimum level will be filled to the full level. Axles found to be below the minimum lubricant fill level will be replaced free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin February 1, 2021.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21S02.

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