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Safety: Ford recalls 521,778 vehicles over defective fuel injector that can cause fire

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Ford Motor Company is recalling 521,778 model year 2020-2023 Escape and model year 2021-2023 Bronco Sport vehicles equipped with 1.5L engines.

The automobile manufacturer said affected include all vehicles earlier recalled April 2022.

Ford disclosed that a fuel injector might crack and leak fuel inside the engine compartment, agency report noted.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components, can increase the risk of a fire, said the company.

In regard to do in correcting the error, Ford Motor Company informed that the dealers would update the engine control software to include fuel injector leak detection and install a drain tube free of charge.

It also stated that the vehicles remedied in the previous recall would need to have the new remedy performed.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 19, 2022.

Affect vehicle owners may contact Ford Customer Service on (866) 436-7332, and Ford’s number for this recall is 22S73.

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