Recall Alert | Faulty Fuel Injector in Ford Bronco Sport and Escape

In a recent class action lawsuit filed against Ford Motor Company, it is alleged that certain Ford Escape and Bronco Sport models have dangerously cracked fuel injectors that can cause the vehicles to suddenly catch fire. Let’s take a look at what the lawsuit alleges and how you can protect yourself if you own one of these models. 

Risks of Faulty Fuel Injector

For those who own a 2020-2023 Ford Escape or 2021-2023 Ford Bronco Sport, the lawsuit claims that the vehicles have fuel injectors prone to cracking and leaking. When these faulty fuel injectors crack and leak, they can allow a large amount of fuel to escape into the cylinder head. From there, the fuel can travel into the exhaust and turbo systems, causing an underhood fire. As of now, no less than 521,000 Escape and Bronco Sport models are currently being recalled due to this issue. Here are some potential risks of having a faulty fuel injector:

  • Engine damage
  • Reduced engine performance 
  • Poor gas mileage 
  • Reduction in vehicle power 
  • Fire hazard 

Affected Vehicles

The following Ford Escape and Bronco Sport models can have faulty fuel injectors:

  • Ford Escape (model years 2020-2023)
  • Ford Bronco Sport (model years 2021-2023) 

If you own any of the models mentioned above, it is recommended to contact your local Ford dealership and schedule an appointment for an inspection. They will be able to determine if your vehicle has a faulty fuel injector and provide you with further instructions on how to proceed. 

Responses from Ford

Ford has responded to the class action suit by expanding its initial recall on March 2021. However, this recall does not address the underlying manufacturing issue that caused the faulty fuel injectors to crack in the first place. To help protect yourself from potential fires due to these faulty fuel injectors, take your car to an authorized dealer for inspection or repair, if needed.

How to Inspect Your Vehicle?

In case you are unsure if your vehicle is affected by this recall, it is crucial to inspect it for any signs of a fuel leak or fire. You can do so by looking for any smoke or smell coming from the engine compartment and checking underneath the hood for damp spots that could indicate a fuel leak. Additionally, you should check all around your vehicle’s body for any paint bubbling, which could indicate fire damage. If you have noticed anything suspicious, be sure to contact an authorized dealer as soon as possible. 

Bottom Line

Faulty fuel injectors are a serious issue that can put you and your passengers at fire risk. If you own any of these models, it is important to inspect for any signs of potential damage or leakage and contact an authorized Ford dealership for further assistance. 

If you have already experienced losses due to this defect, Call (833) Lemon Law Firm today to speak with a Lemon Law expert today.

Our experienced attorneys have successfully obtained compensation for individuals who bought vehicles with manufacturing flaws without going to trial.