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Ford recall on Escape and Bronco models over fire risk

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Associated Press

Published Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 7:02 AM EST

Last Updated Thursday 24 November 2022 1:02 PM EST

Dearborn, Michigan – Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 634,000 SUVs worldwide. This is because cracked fuel injectors can spill fuel or leak steam into a hot engine, causing a fire.

recall Covers 2020-2023 Bronco Sport and Escape SUVsBoth are equipped with a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine.

The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said Thursday that fires are rare and don’t typically occur when the engine is off, so it recommends that owners stop driving their vehicles or park them outside. said no.

However, Ford said it had received reports of 20 fires, including three that set fire to nearby structures. The company also said he had four fire claims that he noticed within five minutes of shutting off the engine. Ford also has four of his personal injury claims that do not involve burns and 43 legal claims resulting from the issue.

Repairs are not yet available, but when they do, owners should schedule service with their preferred dealer, Jim Azzouz, executive director of customer experience, said in a statement. You will be notified by letter from the 19th of the month.

owner You can bring your SUV to a dealer for a free loaner or get free pickup and delivery.

The dealer will inspect the injectors and replace them if necessary. Ford also says it will extend the warranty to cover cracked fuel injectors for up to 15 years.

The dealer will update the vehicle’s engine control software to detect cracked injectors. The driver receives her message on the dashboard for service. And if injector pressure drops, Ford says engine power will be cut to minimize risk and allow drivers to stop in a safe place for repairs.

They also install tubes to drain the fuel from the cylinder head and keep it away from hot surfaces.

Ford says it has not replaced the injectors due to its low failure rate causing leaks, an estimated 0.38% for 2020 models and 0.22% for 2021-2022 models. The charge is he for 15 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km).

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