Ford Announces Recall to Prevent Potential Fire Risk in Popular SUVs Staff
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Ford Motor Company is conducting a recall affecting certain models of its vehicles due to a risk associated with the fuel system. Specifically, the recall targets the 2022 and 2023 models of the Bronco Sport, as well as the 2022 model of the Escape, all of which are equipped with 1.5L engines. The core of the issue lies in the potential for a fuel injector within these vehicles to develop cracks, leading to fuel leaks within the engine compartment.

Potential Risks and Safety Concerns

The presence of a fuel leak, especially within the confines of an engine compartment, poses a notable risk. Should the leaking fuel come into contact with hot components of the engine or the exhaust system, there is an increased likelihood of a fire. This scenario underscores the importance of addressing the recall promptly to mitigate any associated risks.

Recall Details and Remedial Actions

To rectify the issue, Ford has outlined a two-fold remedial strategy. First, the engine control software will be updated to incorporate a fuel injector leak detection feature. This update aims to enhance the vehicle's ability to identify and alert owners to the presence of a fuel leak. Second, a drain tube will be installed, offering a direct solution to mitigate the risks posed by any potential leaks. These corrective measures will be provided at no cost to vehicle owners.

Vehicle owners can expect to receive notification letters regarding the recall in April 2024. In the interim, those seeking more information or assistance are encouraged to contact Ford customer service directly. Additionally, the recall falls under the oversight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which offers resources and a hotline for vehicle safety concerns.

Recall Expansion and Contact Information

It is noteworthy that this recall serves as an expansion of a previous recall, indicating Ford's ongoing efforts to address safety concerns. Vehicle owners affected by this issue or those seeking further information can reach out to Ford's customer service or consult the NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline for assistance.

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This article was co-written using AI and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team. Staff Staff

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  • SSXT SSXT on Apr 11, 2024

    "So, don't buy a used 1.5 EB out of warranty; Got it"