- Ford has issued a recall of greater than half 1,000,000 Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs to repair a defective gasoline injector.
- The issue impacts the 2020 via 2023 Escape and 2021 via 2023 Bronco Sport autos which have the 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine.
- In its filings with the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), Ford mentioned a gasoline injector might crack, rising the danger of an underhood fireplace.
Ford will recall 333,342 Escape and 188,436 Bronco Sport SUVs from the 2020 via 2023 mannequin years over a threat of engine fireplace. The recall is said to a gasoline injector that would crack, inflicting a possible gasoline or gasoline vapor leak that would result in an underhood fireplace, Ford mentioned. In filings with NHTSA, Ford mentioned the motive force ought to be attentive to note any doable gasoline odor “each inside and outside the car” and, in case of a fireplace, might “discover smoke or flames” from the engine compartment or below the automobile.
The recall impacts autos with the bottom fashions’ 181-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine. Total, in accordance with Automotive Information, there have been stories of 54 underhood fires, of which 4 are believed associated to the present recall.
Ford will set up up to date engine management software program to supply a message on the automobile’s instrument panel if there’s a drop in strain within the gasoline rail. Additionally as a part of the recall, Ford mentioned it would set up a drain tube to let any leaked gasoline drain from the cylinder head and keep away from the fireplace threat. Homeowners will probably be notified of the recall in mid-December. Within the meantime, they’ll verify the NHTSA recollects website for details about the recall and to see if their car is affected. Ford has additionally printed proprietor info on its web site concerning the problem.
This content material is imported from OpenWeb. You might be able to discover the identical content material in one other format, otherwise you might be able to discover extra info, at their website online.