Ford is recalling more than 634,000 SUVs with broken fuel injectors (NYSE: F ) | Rare Techy
Ford engine (NYSE:F) is recalling more than 634,000 SUVs worldwide due to a cracked fuel injector that can cause fuel leaks and fires.
The recall covers model year 2020-2023 Ford Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs. Everything models are powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine.
Ford noted that fires are rare and do not occur when the engines are turned off, so owners are not advised to stop driving the vehicles or park them outside.
However, the automaker has received 20 reports of fires, including three that ignited nearby structures. Of those complaints, four fires were noticed less than five minutes after the engines were shut down.
Repairs are not yet available, but owners can take their SUVs to a dealer and receive a free loan or receive free pickup and delivery. Ford has also extended the warranty on cracked fuel injectors to 15 years.
Dealers update engine management software to detect a cracked injector and alert drivers via a dashboard message. The software also shuts down engine power to minimize risk. In addition, the pipe is installed away from the cylinder head and hot surfaces to drain the fuel.
Ford does not replace the injectors because of the low failure rate that causes leaks.