Ford has issued a recall covering about 520,000 sport utility vehicles in the US and about 114,000 in other countries.
Ford recalls 634,000 SUVs worldwide
Ford Motor Co is recalling 634,000 sport utility vehicles worldwide over fire risks from possible cracked fuel injectors and is urging owners to have their cars inspected.
The United States’ No.2 car maker by sales said the recall covers 2020-2023 model year Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs with 3 cylinder, 1.5 litre engines, including many also recalled in April because an oil separator housing could crack and develop a leak that could cause an engine fire.
Vehicles repaired under the earlier recall will still need the new recall fix, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Ford said when engines in the SUVs covered by the latest recall are operating, a cracked fuel injector could cause fuel or fuel vapour to accumulate near hot surfaces, potentially resulting in fire under the hood.