Ford Bronco Sport / Ford Escape Fuel Injector Leak And Potential Fire

On 2022-11-25 11:51:48

Certain 2020-2023 Ford Escape and 2021-2023 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles equipped with 1.5L engines could experience a fuel leak. This fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could become a fire.


According to the defect report, a fuel injector crack could allow fuel and/or fuel vapor to migrate and accumulate near ignition sources in the engine compartment. Initially, drivers may notice a fuel leak or fuel odor both outside and inside the vehicle. If the fuel leak becomes a fire, the driver may notice smoke or flames coming from the engine compartment or from under the body.


The repair requires updated engine control software that will detect a pressure drop in the fuel rail. If a drop is detected, a warning message will be displayed in the instrument cluster telling the driver to seek service,


A drain tube will also be installed to allow fuel to drain from the cylinder head drain hole, away from any hot surfaces which could create a fire, to the ground below the vehicle.


Ford's number for this recall is 22S73. NOTE: This recall includes all vehicles previously recalled under 22V-191.


Ford Bronco


The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport has 8 recalls against it. These include:


1)  The above fuel injector leak that could become a fire,

2)  An engine oil leak that could become a fire,

3)  Reduced brake performance,

4)  Inadequate bonding on the moon roof glass panel,

5)  Fuel delivery module leak that could lead to a stall,

6)  Missing or loose rear suspension bolts,

7)  Incorrect front lower control arms installed and

8)  Inadequate lubrication in the rear drive unit.