Ford recalls 518,993 cars in the US for risk of engine fire

UNITED STATES.- This Thursday, Ford requested the review of 518,993 Bronco Sport and Escape model vehiclesdue to a engine fuel injector problemwhich could cause fires if left unattended.

Through a statement, Ford explained that the fuel injector of the vehicles manufactured between 2020 and 2023, whose engines are 1.5 liters and 3 cylinders, may have cracks.

When the engine is running, a cracked fuel injector could cause gasoline or gasoline vapor to accumulate near hot surfaces, potentially starting a fire,” said Ford, who estimated that the defect could occur after traveling 240,000 kilometers.

The company admitted that the solution is not yet availablebut that as soon as it is, the affected owners will be able to go to the dealers for their fix.

In the meantime, Ford will update engine management software to detect if the fuel injector is cracked.

In case it is defective, the system will display a message on the dashboard to warn the driver to go to a dealer.

Also, if a drop in fuel pressure is detected, the system will automatically reduce engine power to minimize the risk and that the owner can drive the vehicle to a safe place.

Ford said that too install a drain tube so gasoline doesn’t seep onto hot surfaces and thus minimize the risk of fire.

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