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 |  Apr 01 2013, 8:01 AM


Ford has issued a recall for 2012 model year Taurus and Lincoln MKS models along with the 2013 model year Explorer for a fuel tank issue.

The recall affects vehicles manufactured between July 29, 2011 and March 15, 2012 and in those vehicles, the fuel tanks may have a marginally sealed seam on the side of the tank. This could potentially cause a leak in the tank, as well as not providing the expected strength in the case of an impact.

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Ford will begin notifying customers and dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace it free of charge if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on April 22, 2013. The total number of potential vehicles affected is 3,037.

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  • Al Quinn

    I was filling the gas tank on a 2013 Ford Explorer two times when it failed to trigger  the gas nozzle
    that it was full. Gas leaked ALL over the ground underneath the vehicle.  Is this part of the recall?