Ford, the second largest auto dealer in the United States, said that although the possibility of fires is rare, it was forced to offer the recall after it was reported of at least 20 such incidents. The call covers The company’s Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs were built between 2020 and 2023.
According to the company, a cracked fuel injector can cause fuel vapor to build up and cause a fire under the hood of the vehicle. Fixes aren’t yet available, but Ford is working on a software update that will alert owners if their car’s fuel injector is compromised.
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“If low pressure is detected in the fuel rail, engine power will be automatically reduced to reduce any risks, while also 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 a problem with their car, they should take it to a dealership and have it inspected.
In cases where there is a problem, Ford will replace a faulty fuel injector. The company also extends its warranties to cover cracked fuel injectors for up to 15 years.
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