Detroit Evening Report: Ford recalls more than 600,000 SUVs over potential fire hazard | Rare Techy


Jerome Vaughn

Ford is recalling 643,000 SUVs due to possible cracked fuel injectors that could cause fires.

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Defective parts can leak fuel or steam onto a hot engine and cause a fire. The recall covers Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs from the 2020 to 2023 model years.

Ford says it has received reports of 20 fires caused by the problem, including four involving injuries. The Dearborn-based automaker doesn’t yet have a solution to the problem.

As MLive reports, authorized Ford dealers will inspect the fuel injectors and replace them if necessary. Technicians are also updating the engine management software in the recalled vehicles to detect a cracked injector and alert the driver to take it in for service.

Affected owners will be notified by mail starting Dec. 19, officials said.

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  • Jerome Vaughn

    Jerome Vaughn is the news director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in broadcasting began when he was five years old after his mother bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.

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