Ford will compensate thousands of its drivers affected by the recent EcoBoost engine problems which have been exposed.

Thousands of owners could be due a refund over the prove with the car’s engine which could cause it to catch fire.

According to Ford, 44,682 Ecoboost models were affected.

The issue involves a coolant hose fault which could lead to the engine cracking and leaking coolant.

The is what causes the fire and puts drivers at risk.

The 1.0 Ecoboost engines of cars built between October 2011 and October 2013 are this thought to be affected by the fault.

A recall was initially through a Field Service Action (FSA) in March 2015 which Ford claims dealt with 96 per cent affected cars.

A separate recall relating to 15,200 1.6-litre EcoBoost engines was called earlier this year.

This powertrain has been fun in Models such as the Focus, C-Max and Kuga and the Fiesta ST (from 2012).

A report by the BBC claimed that many Ford drivers were forced to fork out for the repairs.

The company has now however stated that it would be covering the bill for all cars affected and reimburse those drivers that have had to pay out.

When issuing there’ll through the DVSa in January the firm claimed that the “localised overheating of the engine cylinder head may cause the cylinder head to crack.

“This may cause a pressurised oil leak which in extreme circumstances could result in a fire in the engine compartment.”

A spokesperson said: “Ford has already made substantial contributions towards the cost of 1.0-litre repairs, but ongoing discussions with customers show that Ford needs to go further to ensure reasonable repair costs are covered,” it said.

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“With any future cases, subject to being assessed and linked to potential 1.0-litre engine overheating, we will contribute 100% of the cost of repair at a Ford dealer.

“Furthermore, we will re-examine previous cases to ensure that this policy of a 100% contribution to the repair cost is applied consistently.”

The carmaker first became aware of the issue in 2012 when cars in the US caught fire.

There is an estimated 1,787 car on UK roads that are still awaiting repairs, said a spokesperson to The Sun.

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