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Sunday, December 4, 2022

500,000+ Ford Escape, Bronco Sport SUVs Recalled over Fire Risk

  • Ford has issued a recall of greater than half 1,000,000 Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs to repair a defective gasoline injector.
  • The issue impacts the 2020 by means of 2023 Escape and 2021 by means of 2023 Bronco Sport automobiles which have the 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine.
  • In its filings with the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), Ford mentioned a gasoline injector might crack, growing the danger of an underhood hearth.

Ford will recall 333,342 Escape and 188,436 Bronco Sport SUVs from the 2020 by means of 2023 mannequin years over a danger of engine hearth. The recall is expounded to a gasoline injector that might crack, inflicting a possible gasoline or gasoline vapor leak that might result in an underhood hearth, Ford mentioned. In filings with NHTSA, Ford mentioned the driving force needs to be attentive to note any doable gasoline odor “each inside and outside the car” and, in case of a hearth, might “discover smoke or flames” from the engine compartment or beneath the automobile.

2020 Ford Escape.

Michael Simari|Automobile and Driver

The recall impacts automobiles with the bottom fashions’ 181-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine. General, in keeping with Automotive Information, there have been studies of 54 underhood fires, of which 4 are believed associated to the present recall.

Ford will set up up to date engine management software program to supply a message on the automobile’s instrument panel if there’s a drop in strain within the gasoline rail. Additionally as a part of the recall, Ford mentioned it’ll set up a drain tube to let any leaked gasoline drain from the cylinder head and keep away from the hearth danger. Homeowners shall be notified of the recall in mid-December. Within the meantime, they will examine the NHTSA remembers website for details about the recall and to see if their car is affected. Ford has additionally printed proprietor info on its web site in regards to the situation.

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