Ford recalls 519000 vehicles in US over fire risk

ford recalls fire risk

Ford Motor Co. (F.N) announced on Thursday that it is recalling almost 519,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the United States due to potential fuel injector cracks that might cause fires. The company is also advising owners to get their vehicles inspected.

The recall affects 3 cylinder, 1.5 liter engine-equipped 2020–2023 model year Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs, according to America’s No. 2 automaker by sales. Many of these vehicles were also recalled in April due to the possibility that an oil separator housing could crack and develop a leak, which could result in an engine fire.

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.