Ford is recalling 518,000 SUVs in the US due to possible fuel leaks and fire risks

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 500,000 sport utility vehicles across the United States due to a fire risk caused by a possibly cracked fuel injector.

Ford, the second-largest US car seller, said that although the likelihood of fires was rare, it was forced to offer a car recall after being informed of at least 20 such incidents. The recall affects Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs manufactured between 2020 and 2023.

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Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 500,000 sport utility vehicles across the United States due to a fire risk caused by a possibly cracked fuel injector. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Getty Images)

According to the company, a cracked fuel injector can cause fuel or fuel vapor to build up and cause a fire under the hood of the vehicle. Fixes aren’t available yet, but Ford is working on a software update that will alert owners if their vehicle’s fuel injectors are compromised.

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“If a drop in fuel rail pressure is detected, engine power will automatically be reduced to minimize any risk while allowing customers to drive to a safe location and stop the vehicle for service,” the company said in a statement.

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The recall affects Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs manufactured between 2020 and 2023. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters/Reuters)

Despite the recalls, Ford is not urging consumers to stop driving the affected models. Instead, the company says that if drivers suspect there is a problem with their vehicle, they should take it to an authorized dealer and have it checked.

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In cases where a problem occurs, Ford will replace a cracked fuel injector. The company also extends its warranty on a cracked fuel injector up to 15 years.

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