Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) has urged the owners of 2020-2023 MY Bronco Sport and Escapes with 3-cylinder, 1.5L engines to visit their dealership to inspect for a potential cracked fuel injector.
This recall affects 518,993 vehicles in the U.S. Ford has not issued instructions to stop driving vehicles under this recall.
The automaker said a cracked fuel injector while the engine is operating could cause fuel and/or fuel vapor to accumulate near hot surfaces, resulting in a potential under hood fire.
"Once the repair is available, we will ask customers to schedule service with their preferred dealer," said Jim Azzouz, Executive Director, Global CX Products & Customer Relations.
"They can then take advantage of our complimentary pickup and delivery or a loaner to make sure the repair is completed at their earliest convenience," Azzouz added.
The auto giant will update the engine control software to detect whether the fuel injector is cracked and, if so, provide a dashboard message to customers to seek service.
Also, 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 locations.
Price Action: F shares are trading lower by 0.21% at $14.00 in premarket on the last check Friday.
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