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2020-2022 Ford Escape Recalled Over Potential Fire Risk

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2020-2022 Ford Escape models over a fuel injector issue. A select group of 2021-2023 Ford Bronco Sport models are also being recalled for the same problem.

The defect: in affected vehicles, a fuel injector may crack and leak fuel inside the engine compartment.

The hazards: a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Components: fuel injectors.

Affected vehicles: select 2020-2022 Ford Escape models equipped with the turbocharged Ford 1.5L I-3 EcoBoost engine produced between November 19th, 2018, and October 17th, 2022.

Number of vehicles affected: 333,342

The fix: dealers will update the engine control software to include fuel injector leak detection and install a drain tube, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin December 19th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S73.

Contacts:

  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 22C22
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov

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Comments

  1. Crabbymilton

    After that post about the BRONO SPORT, I figured there was something coming on this one. Scary and unbelievable If I had to guess, most of the ESCAPE’s with the 3 cylinder are mostly for fleets. Like security vehicles that almost never leave private property. Still no excuse for this.

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  2. Walter Thomas

    Lol, not a surprise at all. Ford is rebuilding their vehicles while on the road. Ford have yet to build a solid vehicle outside from the Ford Edge and maybe the Mustang. Those are the only vehicles that seems to not suffer from Fords plethora of recalls. Now that they are stepping into the BEVH, they still can’t understand what true quality is versus their poor understanding of what quality really is. I hate that this company is in the modern day still building unreliable vehicles. People work hard for their earnings. To keep giving Ford a chance is not a good thing. I would comfortably Purchase a Kia or Hyundai over Ford. Hints why everyone that I know are getting rid of Fords including my Father was only owned Fords for half of his life span. Now he has switched to Honda and Toyota.

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    1. Crabbymilton

      Well your dad did the right thing by taking a generic approach and not worrying about builder loyalty. Again, what good does being loyal to FORD when they either don’t build what you want or they build unreliable garbage. I never thought in any number of years that I would buy a new NISSAN ALTIMA a year ago. But I have absolutely no regrets at all. Much more freedom in not being concerned about builder loyalty.

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  3. Mrx19

    Leak detection software and a drain tube? Again Ford doesn’t seem interested in fixing the actual problem, just a band aid.

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  4. Ken A.

    Are the 2022 Escape 2.0 engines included? Ordered in October of ’21. We have 10,700 miles on it with no problems to note.

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  5. Michael

    I have been looking for a new vehicle since the fall of 2018, initially preferably a Ford. But Ford is not, with all their problems ( quality, recalls, chip, etc. ), really enticing me to buy one of their products. My 96 Ranger Splash ( which will not die ) has saved me from buying a problem Ford vehicle.

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  6. Kevin McCabe

    What? You’ve got a risk of a fuel injector cracking, leaking fuel and causing a fire and the fix you want to put in is a DRAIN for the leaking fuel and a software upgrade that “might” tell you if a particular injector is leaking??? WHAT ABOUT REPLACING THE INJECTOR(S) ???????? OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! What idiot signed off on this????????

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  7. DENNIS LEE ADAM

    we have a 2022 bronco outer banks now my wife is scared to use it because of fire risk i told her if smels smoke get out and let it burn i beleve no more ford for us ps thanks ford

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  8. TINA

    GOT THE RECALL I WILL BE MAKING MY APPOINTMENT & GO FROM THERE. LOVE THE LOW GAS MILLAGE ON MY EXCAPE. NO WORRIES SINCERELY TBH

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  9. Retires Ford Chief Engineer

    As we all know fuel/gasoline ignites because of vapor more than the liquid state. Ford engineering wants to install this fuel drain tube that diverts the fuel of the cracked injector away from the hot engine or hot exhaust. This Safety Recall 22S73 does nothing to address the fuel vapor issue under the hood if the injector starts to leak that can ignite under the right conditions which are present All of the time. With the pressure at the fuel rail to be better that 4K PSI it would be misting fuel from the failed fuel injector and being deflected all around the hot under hood areas. Why not just fix it correctly and replace the failed injector/injectors in question. I don’t buy an availability issues of upgraded injectors to do the repair correctly since they have the upgraded injectors being installed in 2023 Escapes and Bronco Sports and they are not involved in the 22S73 recall because the upgraded parts are being installed.

    So in short Ford is more concerned with profits and shipping Escapes and Bronco Sports that have the upgraded injectors for the 2023 model year. BUT is willing to put a customers safety and there families safety at risk on models 2022 and earlier and initiate this kindergarten 22S73 recall instead of installing the correct/safe upgraded injectors in current customers vehicles that are already in service and have been recalled. So in short Ford’s Profits #1, Customer and there Families Health and Safety #2 or less.

    This is truly the Wrong/Dangerous Approach from all angles and is a Profit Driven Decision on this 22S73 recall and not a concern to it’s customers. And what does this say about how Ford feels about it’s past and present and possible new customers. No wonder Ford has the highest warranty recalls of any automotive manufacture in the world, Yes the world.

    Sorta like how Ford screwed so many customers on the Fiesta’s and Focus’s dual disk manual transmissions and the failing control modules. Ford is still on the Hot Seat for this one and it cost Ford’d a lot of return business. Ford even has dealerships down south lying to customers about the REAL Problem. Go Ford Go and We hope Farley gets smarter before they hit the Jack Nasser wall that almost cost us the company. Get Smart Farley on who supported this company for so many generations and don’t turn your back on the foundation families that help build and even save the company after Jack the Hack almost brought it to it’s knees. So many of us lived the stupidity of Jack and his EGO and billions of wasted Ford funds.

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  10. Retired Ford Chief Engineer

    Retires Ford Chief Engineer March 13, 2023 at 2:14 PM
    As we all know fuel/gasoline ignites because of vapor more than the liquid state. Ford engineering wants to install this fuel drain tube that diverts the fuel of the cracked injector away from the hot engine or hot exhaust. This Safety Recall 22S73 does nothing to address the fuel vapor issue under the hood if the injector starts to leak that can ignite under the right conditions which are present All of the time. With the pressure at the fuel rail to be better that 4K PSI it would be misting fuel from the failed fuel injector and being deflected all around the hot under hood areas. Why not just fix it correctly and replace the failed injector/injectors in question. I don’t buy an availability issues of upgraded injectors to do the repair correctly since they have the upgraded injectors being installed in 2023 Escapes and Bronco Sports and they are not involved in the 22S73 recall because the upgraded parts are being installed.

    So in short Ford is more concerned with profits and shipping Escapes and Bronco Sports that have the upgraded injectors for the 2023 model year. BUT is willing to put a customers safety and there families safety at risk on models 2022 and earlier and initiate this kindergarten 22S73 recall instead of installing the correct/safe upgraded injectors in current customers vehicles that are already in service and have been recalled. So in short Ford’s Profits #1, Customer and there Families Health and Safety #2 or less.

    This is truly the Wrong/Dangerous Approach from all angles and is a Profit Driven Decision on this 22S73 recall and not a concern to it’s customers. And what does this say about how Ford feels about it’s past and present and possible new customers. No wonder Ford has the highest warranty recalls of any automotive manufacture in the world, Yes the world.

    Sorta like how Ford screwed so many customers on the Fiesta’s and Focus’s dual disk manual transmissions and the failing control modules. Ford is still on the Hot Seat for this one and it cost Ford’d a lot of return business. Ford even has dealerships down south lying to customers about the REAL Problem. Go Ford Go and We hope Farley gets smarter before they hit the Jack Nasser wall that almost cost us the company. Get Smart Farley on who supported this company for so many generations and don’t turn your back on the foundation families that help build and even save the company after Jack the Hack almost brought it to it’s knees. So many of us lived the stupidity of Jack and his EGO and billions of wasted Ford funds.

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  11. Greg C

    I have a 2021 Ford Escape that’s had many problems like brake howl thats been in for tsb repair and came out louder after fix, eratic coolant temps and now fuel injector problems starting to wonder about Ford products might be my last one.

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