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Recall issued on 634,000 Ford SUVs over fuel leaks, fire risks

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Ford issued a recall for 634,000 SUVs due to a cracked fuel injector. This can spill fuel and leak vapors on a hot engine, leading to fires.

These recalls are for Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs models from between 2020 and 2023. They have 1.5 liter, three-cylinder engines.

According to My Twin Tiers, the automaker said they aren’t recommending that owners stop driving them or park outside because fires are rare and do not normally happen when the engines are off.

Despite this, Ford has multiple reports of fires and injuries. There are 20 reports of fires with three of those causing structure fires. Four fires were noticed less than five minutes after the engine was shut off. There have been four injury claims not related to burns.

Repairs aren’t available yet, but once they are owners can schedule an appointment. They will be notified by letter beginning December 19. Owners will be able to bring their SUV to a dealer to get a free loaner or free pickup and delivery.

Injectors will be inspected and replaced if needed as well as have the warranty extended for 15 years. All injectors will not be replaced because Ford says the chances of a fire happening are low.

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