Ford has submitted a brand new voluntary recall, involving over half one million SUVs manufactured way back to 2018. The recall factors to a faulty element beneath the hood that might result in a fireplace.
The recall includes 333,342 Ford Escape models and 188,436 Bronco Sport models for a complete of 521,778 doubtlessly concerned autos. The wrongdoer of this recall is claimed to be the gas injector, which can crack and will then lead to gas or gas vapor leaking. When located close to ignition sources, this might result in a possible fireplace beneath the hood.
In accordance with the evaluation listed on NHTSA recall 22V-859, the “cracked gas injector within the engine permits for gas to leak at a excessive charge (19L per hour) into the cylinder head, which may journey out by way of a drain gap and down onto scorching surfaces on the exhaust/turbo system the place it could combust.”
This faulty design was launched into manufacturing on November 19, 2018 (the earliest manufacturing date for the 2020 Escape) and was taken out of manufacturing on October 17, 2022 (the most recent manufacturing date for the 2023 Escape and Bronco Sport).
The Ford Escape and Bronco Sport models that fall beneath these manufacturing dates are a part of the stated voluntary recall.
In accordance with the doc, the treatment for this shall be an up to date engine management software program will to detect a stress drop within the gas rail, and a drain tube to route gas from the cylinder head drain gap, away from surfaces that will provoke combustion, to the bottom beneath the car.
This is not the primary recall for the stated Escape and Bronco Sport models. In April of this 12 months, the identical batch of SUVs was recalled for a fireplace danger however involving a unique element – the engine oil separator housing, which may crack and develop an oil leak.