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Ford Announces Massive Recall of 634,000 Ford SUVs Due to Fire Fisk from Fuel leaks

Original source: M Live

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DETROIT -- Ford has announced a recall of 634,000 SUVs worldwide due to an issue with the fuel injectors which can crack and leak fuel or vapors onto a hot engine, increasing the risk of a fire.


According to the Associated Press, Ford is aware of 20 reports of fires related to the issue, three of which caused structure fires. Four of the reported fires started within five minutes of the engine shutting off according to the claims. The company has also received four injury claims not involving burns, and 43 legal claims as a result of the issue, the AP reports.


The recall involves 2020 to 2023 Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs which have 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engines. A repair has not been announced yet, but Ford is also not warning impacted drivers to stop driving their vehicles as the fires appear to be rare and aren’t generally happening once the car is turned off.


For now, the company says impacted owners should contact their local dealership to arrange for a possible loaner vehicle. Dealerships will also begin making some repairs that will lessen the risk while a complete fix is developed.


Dealers will inspect the fuel injectors and replace them as needed, while also updating the vehicles’ engine-control software so it will detect a cracked injector and the driver will receive a message to service the vehicle. The software will also detect if there is a pressure drop in the injectors and if that happens, engine power will be cut so that drivers can safely stop their vehicle and call for service while also reducing the risk of a fire.


The company will also install a tube to drain fuel from the cylinder head and move it away from any hot surfaces.


Impacted owners are expected to be notified by letter starting Dec. 19.




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