On Thursday, Ford announced that the American automotive maker will be recalling 519,00 SUVs around the world owing to the risk of fire threats posed by malfunctioning fuel injectors. The recall is being carried out because these SUVs have the potential to catch fire. In addition to this, the company will provide the owners with advice to have their vehicles inspected.
Ford Recalls About 519,000 Suvs in the US
According to the information that was made available by the company, the recall includes all Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs with three-cylinder, 1.5-liter engines that were manufactured between the years of 2020 and 2023. A substantial part of the autos that are being called back are the same ones that were called back in April owing to an oil separator housing that may crack and generate a leak, which may lead to an engine fire. This issue was discovered in April and was the reason for the original recall. The initial recall, which took place in April, was carried out because there was a possibility that the housing could crack, which would then result in a leak. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that even vehicles that have already been serviced as part of a previous recall would need to be serviced again as a part of the new recall. Despite the fact that the prior recall had already been finished, this is still the case.
It is anticipated that roughly 520,000 vehicles will need to be recalled in the United States, while approximately 114,000 vehicles will need to be recalled in other countries.
When the engines in the sport utility vehicles (SUVs) covered by the most recent recall are running, a fuel injector in those SUVs that has cracked might allow fuel or fuel vapor to build near hot surfaces. This could potentially result in a fire under the hood of the vehicle. This information was obtained from the recall notice that was distributed by the manufacturer.
When repairs are finally available, dealers will update the software in the affected vehicles so that it can determine whether or not a fuel injector has been cracked and then display a warning message to drivers. When repairs are finally available, dealers will also update the software in their own vehicles. When fixes are finally made accessible, dealers will also update the software in their own vehicles with the new version when it becomes ready.
“If a pressure drop in the fuel rail is detected, engine power will automatically be reduced to minimize any risk, while also allowing customers to drive to a safe location and stop the vehicle and arrange for service,” Ford added. “This will allow customers to drive to a safe location and stop the vehicle and arrange for service.” “Customers will be able to drive to a secure spot, stop the vehicle, and make arrangements for service when they use this,” “When customers use this, they will be able to drive to a safe location, come to a stop, and make arrangements for servicing,”
In addition to this, dealers will install a tube that will drain fuel away from the cylinder head and away from any hot surfaces. This tube will also be installed. They are also going to sniff around the top of the engine to see if there is an unusually strong smell of petrol.
Ford is not recommending its customers to stop driving their vehicles as part of this recall at this time. In the operations of the company, it is not anticipated that fuel injectors with leaks on the component’s exterior will encounter a high failure rate.
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