Ford is recalling 518,000 SUVs in the U.S. due to potential fuel leaks and fire hazards | Rare Techy
Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 500,000 commercial vehicles in the United States due to a potential fire hazard from a cracked fuel injector.
Ford, the second-largest U.S. automaker, said that while the likelihood of fires was rare, it was forced to offer the recall after being notified of at least 20 such incidents. The recall covers the company’s Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs manufactured between 2020 and 2023.
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According to the company, a cracked fuel injector can cause fuel or fuel vapors to collect and cause a fire under the hood of the vehicle. A repair is not yet available, but Ford is working on a software update that will alert owners when their vehicle’s fuel injector is compromised.
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“When a drop in fuel line pressure is detected, engine power is automatically reduced to minimize risk while allowing customers to drive to safety and stop the vehicle and arrange for maintenance,” the company said in a statement.
Despite the recall, Ford is not urging consumers to stop driving the affected models. Instead, the company says that if drivers suspect there is a problem with their vehicle, they should take it to a dealership and have it inspected.
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If there are any problems, Ford will replace a cracked fuel injector. The company also extends the warranty on a cracked fuel injector up to 15 years.