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Car recall On 9 Ford, Lincoln models

By Tara Baukus Mello ·
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Posted: 4 pm ET

Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall on nine of its models for a possible fuel leak that could result in a car fire. The recall affects 390,783 Ford Explorer, Flex, Fusion, and Taurus models as well as some Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ models in the U.S. Only cars from the 2013 model year are affected. Some 2013 model Police Interceptor sedan models and utility vehicle models are also affected.

The recall stems from a problem with the fuel delivery module that can crack, resulting in a fuel leak, which could possibly cause a fire. Ford said that customers would most likely smell gasoline or observe fuel leaking onto the ground if there was a problem. No accidents, injuries or fires have been reported due to the problem.

Owners of all cars affected by the recall will be notified by mail by the manufacturer. Ford expects to begin replacing the problematic part in the affected vehicles July 15, 2013.

Do you have one of these models?

Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.

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December 06, 2013 at 2:48 am

Hi, i live in Montréal (Québec) i just bought a escape 2013 eco boost,2L
,is there a recall on this model !!!!!!!

Deanna Klarich
June 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I have a ford econoline that was recalled because of the cruise control. I took it in. They replaced the part. It was the easiest thing I ever did.

June 16, 2013 at 9:21 am

what is up with Ford and Fires over the past 4 decades? Ford Pintos exploding upon rear impact, Ford F-150s burning up in peoples garages, Ford and "Fire"stone tires SUV rollovers, among many other recalls relative to "Fire". Maybe they should "fire" the engineers that can't design safe systems or "fire" the Ford lawyers not communicating clearly to engineering folks of past issues with "fire"? Come' on man!!

June 11, 2013 at 12:24 am

I have a 2013 Exploder, my module broke on the freeway in the fast lane... car lost acceleration and dumped fuel out all over the freeway. Vehicle has been at ford a week and a half and they don't know when the fuel pump will be in, it's on back order.