[Fox Business] Ford recalls nearly 43,000 vehicles over fuel leaks that increase fire risk

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling tens of thousands of small SUVs over concerns cracked fuel injectors could leak, increasing the risk of sparking a fire in engines.

A notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the recall is for certain 2022-2023 Bronco Sport and 2022 Escape models with 1.5-liter engines, totaling 42,652 vehicles.

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The NHTSA notice said Ford is addressing the issue by having dealers update the affected vehicles’ engine control software to include fuel injector leak detection and installing a drain tube.

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Ford plans to send notices to the owners of the affected vehicles via mail sometime this month.

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