Ford Explorer 2022, Lincoln Aviator recalled due to fire risk
Last month, Ford discovered a problem with the connectors for the fuel intake manifold steam connector in 2022-model-year Mustang. The steam line connected to the main intake manifold runs from the fuel tank to the fuel inlet, where the steam line is there to vent the air in the tank. The problem was a supplier-made connector that didn’t meet the required specifications. Ford fixed all the Mustangs before they arrived authorized dealer. The point is, 2022-model-year Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators built between December 6, 2021 and January 3, 2022, may experience a similar and unresolved issue at the factory. From here on, Ford is recalling 18,078 examples Later Explorer and Pilot Okay repair.
The problem with SUVs is that the fuel intake manifold can practically pop out in a crash or even in everyday operation. If this happens, fuel may leak, possibly causing a fire. Ford says that “depending on the extent of the vapor leak,” Check engine lights may appear on the dash, throwing the problem code P0456, P0442, P0455 or P04F0. The company is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this situation.
To check if your Explorer or Aviator is affected, you can go to NHTSA recall website and enter your Explorer or Aviator VIN number. The fix was a trip to the dealer to install a spare, free locking clip. Dealers have been notified. Ford will begin notifying customers on April 4. For more information, affected owners can call Ford Customer Service at 866-436-7332 and consult the million number. return 22C02, or contact National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 and campaign reference number 22V-088.