Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 500,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States due to fire hazards resulting from a possible ruptured fuel injector.
Ford, the second-largest automaker in the US, said that while the likelihood of fires was low, it was forced to offer the recall after being notified of at least 20 such incidents. The recall affects the company’s Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs manufactured between the 2020 and 2023 model years.
According to the company, a ruptured fuel injector can allow fuel or fuel vapor to build up and lead to a fire under the hood of the vehicle. Repairs are not yet available, but Ford is working on a software update that will alert owners if their vehicle’s fuel injector is damaged.
“If a drop in fuel line pressure is detected, engine power is automatically reduced to minimize risk, while allowing customers to drive to a safe location, stop the vehicle and arrange for service,” the company said in a statement.
Despite the recall, Ford is not urging consumers to stop driving the models in question. Instead, the company says that if drivers suspect there is a problem with their vehicle, they should take it to a dealer and have it checked.
In cases where a problem arises, Ford will replace the cracked fuel injector. The company also extends its warranties up to 15 years to cover a cracked fuel injector.
https://nypost.com/2022/11/24/ford-recalls-518k-suvs-in-us-over-possible-fuel-leak-fire-risk/ Ford is recalling 518,000 SUVs in the US over potential fuel leaks and fire hazards