Ford Recalls 419K Vehicles Including Shelby GT350 for Fire Risk

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ford has announced three separate recalls, affecting a total of 419,871 units.

The first recall affects 8,026 Ford Shelby GT350 and GT350R vehicles from the 2015-2017 model years. In the affected vehicles, engine oil cooler tube assemblies may have insufficient crimps on the hose that could result in a hose separation and an oil leak. Sudden loss of engine oil may result in engine failure, and in the presence of an ignition source, could potentially lead to a fire.

To resolve the issue, the American automaker will replace the engine oil cooler tube assembly. All affected units were built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant from February 24, 2015 to August 30, 2016. Of the vehicles affected, 6,523 are in the U.S., 957 are in Canada, 346 are in Mexico and 59 are in federalized territories. Ford is unaware of any fires, accidents or injuries associated with the issue.

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The second recall affects certain 2010-2012 Ford Escape and 2010-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter engines with flex-fuel engines. Approximately 411,663 vehicles are affected with 329,018 in the U.S., 69,576 in Canada, 7,477 in Mexico and 247 in federalized territories.

On the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module fuel supply port could develop a crack, causing a possible fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire. To address the issue, Ford dealers will replace the fuel delivery module flange assembly at no cost. The automaker is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue.

The last recall affects 182 2017 Ford Super Duty 6.7-liter diesel Chassis Cab vehicles with midship fuel tanks, including 170 in the U.S. and 12 in Canada. The trucks were assembled at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant from March 21, 2016 to August 28, 2016 and in the affected vehicles, inadequate adhesion of the protective shield on the fuel conditioning module may allow it to be dislodged by road debris or water spray. If the protective shield is dislodged, road debris or water spray may force open the drain valve on the module, leading to air entering the fuel system or a substantial fuel leak. Like the previous recall, a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a fire.

To address the issue, Ford will replace the adhesive-mounted protective shield installed on the fuel conditioning module with a bolt-on metallic protective shield. The company is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Frank Yoster Frank Yoster on Oct 27, 2016

    Wow do u ever see dodge have problems with their best of the best? I swear dodge has the best engines in the world...the 8.4L and the 6.2l SC...those engines are bullet proof!

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