Ford Recall of 465,000 Ford Vehicles Due To Fuel Leak

Following complaints of fuel leaks, a Ford Recall is issued for approximately 465,000 vehicles due to risks of fire

Following a string of recalls and EcoBoost engine issues, Ford Motor Corp has now issued a Ford recall of some 465,000 vehicles worldwide because of fuel leaks and fire risks. Vehicles involved in the Ford fuel leak recall include the 2013 models of the Taurus, Explorer, Flex, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, MKS, and MKT, as well as the Interceptor Utility and Interceptor Sedans. According to Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker, a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fuel leaks could be possible in the vehicles because of defective fuel delivery module, the New York Times reports. (https://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/ford-is-recalling-465000-vehicles-over-possible-fuel-leaks/)

According to the NHTSA report, Ford informed engineers of two vehicles that leaked from the fuel delivery module in August 2012 however, the problem was not fully understood until spring of this year, at which time the auto maker had received some 600 customer complaints, the Times reports. The company then notified the federal safety agency that it was initiating a voluntary Ford fuel leak recall of the vehicles. The recall covers about 390,000 vehicles in the United States, with the rest being recalled from Canada, Mexico, and outside North America.

Ford Recall

On Monday, June 3, 2013, Ford released a statement saying, “While a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire, there are have been no reports of fires (and) we are not aware of any accidents or injuries attributed to this condition,” Reuters reports. (https://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/us-autos-ford-recall-idUSBRE9520LA20130603)

According to Reuters, Last November, There were about 19,000 Fusions recalled for lighting system issues, followed by an 80,000 vehicle recall in December, because of a potential fire hazard from engine leaks in the 2013 model year Fusions. Ford then issued a recall of 500 model year 2013 Lincoln MKZ vehicles because of the potential for engine block heater cords that could crack. Ford also announced on Monday that some 2013 Fusions were being recalled to fix an increased crash potential caused by a steering gear issues.

The MKZ engine block heater cord and Fusion steering gear issues are able to be corrected at dealerships this month, Ford said that it currently has a limited supply of new fuel delivery modules, so owners of vehicles included in this latest recall may not receive a replacement part until September.

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