Ford recalls 518K SUVs in US over possible fuel leak, fire risk

More than 500,000 sport utility vehicles are being recalled by Ford Motor Company nationwide due to potential fuel injector cracks that might cause fires.

Ford, the second-largest automaker in the country, claimed that even while fires were unlikely, it was forced to issue the recall after learning of at least 20 such events.

The company's Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs produced between the 2020 and 2023 model years are included in the recall.

The business claims that a fractured fuel injector might lead to an accumulation of fuel or fuel vapor and a fire under the hood of the car.

Ford is working on a software update that will notify owners if their fuel injector is compromised, but repairs are not yet accessible.

The business stated in a statement that if a pressure decrease in the fuel rail is discovered, engine power would automatically be reduced to prevent any risk

and give customers time to drive to a safe location, stop the car, and make arrangements for service.

Ford is not advising consumers to cease driving the recalled vehicles despite the recall.

The business advises owners to take their cars to a dealership for an inspection if they think there might be a problem.

Ford will change the damaged fuel injector if there is an issue. Additionally, the business is extending its warranties to include up to 15 years of coverage for a fractured fuel injector.

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