Ford Motor Company has issued a recall on approximately 465,000 2013 models due to the risk of potential fuel tank leaks that could cause fires.
The recent recall comes in addition to an assortment of other recalls in past months. In December, around 80,000 2013 Ford Fusions were recalled for possible engine leaks. Furthermore, 19,000 Ford Fusions were recalled late last year for lighting problems. Ford recalled a small number of 2013 Fusions at the beginning of this month for issues with steering gears, which could contribute to crash hazards.
The most recent recall includes 2013 models such as the Ford Fusion, Ford Flex, Ford Explorer, Ford Taurus, Ford Interceptor Sedan and For Interceptor Utility. Other models issued in the recall are the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, MKS, and MKT.
Since March 31st there have been at least 600 consumer complaints about the faulty fuel delivery module. The fuel delivery module could cause fuel tank leaks that could result in fires, therefore possibly causing injuries and/or fatalities. According to Ford, there have been no accidents contributing to the recall.
The recall involves 420,000 vehicles in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and about 45,000 models sold overseas. Ford is offering a limited supply of new fuel delivery modules, but will not have enough replacement parts for all the vehicles until September.
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