Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Escape and 2021-2023 Bronco Sport vehicles equipped with 1.5L engines. For this Ford recall, a fuel injector may crack and leak fuel inside the engine compartment.
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components, can increase the risk of a fire.
Dealers will update the engine control software to include fuel injector leak detection and install a drain tube, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 19, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S73. This recall includes all vehicles previously recalled under 22V-191. Vehicles previously remedied under 22V-191 will need to have the new remedy performed.
We have previously reported on an Escape and Bronco Sport recall for faulty brakes. And there is another previous recall on Escape for a fire risk related to an engine oil leak. The 2022 Ford Escape currently has five recalls. The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport has six recalls. If you own a 2021-2023 Ford Escape or Bronco Sport, be sure to consult the NHTSA recalls portion of the website and type in the specific VIN of your truck to see if this current recall applies to your vehicle.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V859000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 521,778
Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Ford recall, please contact Ford Motor Co. directly.