Defective Fuel Delivery Module May Start Fires in Ford Vehicles

Defective Fuel Delivery Module May Start Fires in Ford Vehicles
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December 28, 2015

Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for several models of vehicles due to a fire risk.

The automaker's recall applies to certain model year 2013 Explorer, Explorer Police Utility, Taurus, Taurus Police Interceptor, Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

According to the manufacturer, about 870 vehicles may be impacted by the defect.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.