Ford Motor Co. has mentioned it’s recalling about 519,000 crossovers within the U.S. due to a hearth hazard from potential cracked gas injectors and is urging homeowners to verify their autos.
Ford introduced Thursday that the recall covers the 2020-2023 mannequin years. Bronco Sport and Escape crossovers with 3-cylinder, 1.5-liter engines, together with many have been additionally recalled in April as a result of the oil separator housing may crack and leak, which may trigger an engine fireplace.
Ford says that when the engines of autos coated by the most recent recall are working, a cracked gas injector may cause gas or gas vapors to pool close to sizzling surfaces, which may result in an under-the-hood fireplace.
Ford mentioned it had a complete of 54 studies of the 1.5-liter misfiring, 4 of which concerned cracked gas injectors. One other 13 have been in all probability brought on by a leaking gas injector. There have been no deaths associated to the recall.
As soon as the repair is out there, sellers will replace the car’s software program to detect if the gas injector is cracked and supply a dashboard message to alert drivers.