Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 465,000 vehicles to inspect the fuel tanks for leaks.
The recalled models include the 2013 Ford Fusion, Flex, Explorer, Taurus, Interceptor Sedan and Interceptor Utility, as well as the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, MKS and MKT.
About 600 consumer complaints as of March 31 regarding a leaky fuel delivery module inside the tank spurred Ford to take action, though the brand says that no fires have occurred as a direct result of this issue.
Of the 465,000 vehicles being recalled, around 420,000 are in North America, while the rest are overseas.
Last year, Ford recalled its 2013 Escape to fix a fire risk. At that time, the company advised customers to not drive their Escapes until a Ford dealer has administered the proper fix. This time, however, Ford says it only has a limited supply of new fuel delivery modules, so some customers won’t be contacted for the fix until September.
Ford also announced two separate recalls alongside the fire risk problem, the first of which affects 25 Fusions that lack an internal retaining clip on steering gears that increases the risk of losing steering. The second separate recall affects 500 Lincoln MKZs, as block heating cords found on those vehicle may crack and expose the wiring.
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