Ford is recalling more than 600,000 vehicles worldwide due to fire risks

Ford is recalling more than 600,000 vehicles worldwide due to fire risks
Ford is recalling more than 600,000 vehicles worldwide due to fire risks
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Ford Motor Co (FN) is recalling 634,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) worldwide due to fire risk from possible broken fuel injectors and will urge owners to have their cars inspected.

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The second-selling U.S. automaker said on Thursday, Nov. 24, that the recall affects 2020-2023 model year Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs with 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engines, including several also recalled in April because an oil separator housing could crack and develop a leak that could cause an engine fire.

Vehicles repaired under the previous recall will still need the new recall solution, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Ford said that when the engines of the latest recalled SUVs are running, a failed fuel injector could cause fuel or fuel vapors to build up near hot surfaces, potentially starting an under-hood fire. repairs will be available, dealers will update the vehicle’s software to detect if a fuel injector is broken, and provide a dashboard message to alert drivers.

“If a pressure drop in the fuel rail is detected, engine power will automatically be reduced to minimize any risk, while allowing customers to drive to a safe location, stop the vehicle and arrange for assistance,” he said. added Ford. Dealers will also install a hose that drains fuel away from the cylinder head and away from hot surfaces, and check for excessive fuel odor near the top of the engine.

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The recall affects approximately 520,000 vehicles in the United States and approximately 114,000 in other countries. Ford said it has 54 total reports of fires, including four with cracked fuel injectors. About 13 others were probably caused by a leaking fuel injector. In the activity to protect consumers and owners or owners of motor vehicles, the “Rights Desk”, once again, thanks to the service it carries out by monitoring all technical recalls for the elimination of production or design defects concerning safety affecting vehicles on the road anticipates in Italy the launch of procedures of this type by car multinationals also for preventive purposes, since not all those who own a car among those indicated are always promptly informed. It is therefore necessary, explains Giovanni D’Agata, president of the “Rights Desk”, to pay the utmost attention and contact authorized garages or Ford Italia dealers, if your car corresponds to the model in question.

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