Ford Motor Company (Ford) will be contacting the owners of certain 2021 Ford Escape, 2021 Lincoln Corsair and 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles, because of a problem affecting the fuel system. Ford reviewed supplier records to determine the population of parts affected and traced Fuel Delivery Modules to vehicles in which the Fuel Delivery Module is installed. Even though the supplier started the production of suspect parts in February, the invoices for the suspect batches were traced to vehicles built starting in May.
Last July, Ford started an investigation into Fuel Delivery Modules (FDM) installed in these vehicles after their supplier identified a potential production concern. The modules affected were built between May and July 2021. According to the defect report, the FDM fuel tube may have been manufactured with a wall thinner than specifications. The tube could develop a leak inside the fuel tank, causing the fuel pressure inside the tank to become low and cause the engine to stall. Drivers will be alerted of this problem through an illuminated “Engine Warning” light.
Ford will be asking owner to return to their Ford or Lincoln dealership to have the Fuel Delivery Module replaced. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 30, 2021. Ford's number for this recall is 21S38 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-625.