Ford Recalls More Than 518K SUVs in US Over Fire Risks

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 518,000 SUVs in the United States because a cracked fuel injector could cause fuel or vapors to hit hot surfaces, resulting in a potential fire.

The Michigan automaker said in a press release Thursday the recall is for 2020-2023 model year Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs with three-cylinder, 1.5-liter engines. A total of 518,993 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. The Associated Press reported that the recall affects more than 634,000 vehicles worldwide.

Ford said vehicles can still be driven and added the failure rate of fuel injectors experiencing external leaks is expected to be low, less than .05%.

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