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Ford Recalls 518,993 Vehicles In US Over Potential Cracked Fuel Injector

  • 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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