Ford is recalling nearly 519,000 Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs in the U.S. due to a fire hazard caused by possibly cracked fuel injectors. The company will ask owners to have their vehicles inspected.
Automotive News reported that the campaign covers 2020-2023 model-year vehicles equipped with the 1.5L turbo 3-cylinder engine. The new recall includes a large number of vehicles recalled in April because the oil separator housing could crack and develop a leak that could cause a fire.
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Ford said that when the engines in the vehicles affected by the latest recall are running, a cracked fuel injector could cause fuel or fuel vapour to build up near hot surfaces. This, of course, can cause a fire under the hood.