Ford Motor Company is recalling 345,451 model year 2020-2022 Escape and model year 2021-2022 Bronco Sport vehicles with 1.5L engines.
The engine oil separator housing may crack and develop an oil leak.
An oil leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.
What to do
Dealers will inspect the oil separator for damage or oil leaks and replace the oil separator and seals -- as necessary -- free of charge.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 18, 2022.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S21.