More than 500,000 sports utility vehicles recalled for possible cracked fuel injector

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More than 500,000 sports utility vehicles recalled for possible cracked fuel injector

More than 500,000 sports utility vehicles are being recalled in the United States due to a possible crack in the fuel injector, according to the Ford Motor Company.

Ford, the second-largest car dealer in the U.S., said it was compelled to offer a recall after being informed of at least 20 such incidents. The recall covers the Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs manufactured between the 2020 and 2023 model years.

A cracked fuel injector can cause fuel vapor to accumulate and cause a fire under the vehicle's hood, according to the company. Ford is working on a software update that will alert owners if their vehicle's fuel injector is compromised.

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

Despite the recall, Ford is not urging consumers to stop driving the models in question. The company says that if drivers suspect there is a problem with their vehicle, they should take it to a dealership and have it inspected.

In cases where there is a problem, Ford will replace the cracked fuel injector. The warranty extends to cover a cracked fuel injector for up to 15 years.