Ford Motor (NYSE:F) is recalling over 634,000 SUVs globally over a cracked gas injector that would set off gas leaks and trigger fires.
The recall covers 2020-2023 mannequin yr Ford Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs. All the fashions are powered by a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine.
Ford famous the fires are uncommon and don’t happen when the engines are switched off, so it isn’t recommending house owners to cease driving autos or park them outside.
Nevertheless, the automaker has recieved 20 reviews of fires, together with three that ignited close by buildings. Of those claims, 4 fires had been observed lower than 5 minutes after the engines had been turned off.
Repairs usually are not but accessible, however house owners can take their SUVs to their supplier and recieve a free loaner or get free pickup and supply. Ford has additionally prolonged warranties to cowl cracked gas injectors for as much as 15 years.
Sellers will replace engine management software program to detect a cracked injector and alert drivers by way of a dashboard message. Additionally, the software program will lower off engine energy to attenuate danger. As well as, a tube can be put in to empty gas from the cylinder head and away from sizzling surfaces.
Ford won’t exchange the injectors as a result of the failure price that causes leaks is low.