One of the leading car manufacturers, Ford, announced that it will recall approximately 465,000 cars and SUVs because of fuel tank leaks that could cause fires. The world-wide recall affects the 2013 models of the Ford Fusion, Explorer, Flex, Taurus, Police Utility and Police Interceptor. Additionally, the 2013 models of the Lincoln MKZ, MKT, and MKS are all subject to the recall.
The company stated that the source of the leak is a connector from the fuel tank to the fuel line. This leak could cause consumers to smell gas or to see a leak on the ground. No fires or crashes have been reported at this time as a result of the connector problem. A Ford spokesman stated that dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, which includes the connector. Nearly 400,000 of the vehicles being recalled are located within the United States. Another 23,000 are in Canada and 7,600 in Mexico. The other affected vehicles are said to be located in Europe, Asia, South America, and other areas.
Ford recalling 465,000 vehicles for fuel leaks, www.palmbeachpost.com June 3, 2013
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