Ford is announcing the recall of nearly 390,000 vehicles in the U.S., as well as another 77,000 vehicles in other global markets, for a potential fuel tank leak that could result in a fire. This announced on the heels of Chrysler’s refusal to initiate a recall for a fire hazard with certain Jeep Cherokees and Jeep Libertys.
Ford’s recall affects several vehicles, but only from the 2013 model year. Included are the Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility, Interceptor Sedan, and Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ.
After receiving 600 complaints as of March 31st, it has been determined that a part within the gas tank may fail and leak fuel onto the ground. If the spilled fuel catches a spark, a fire could occur, though no fires, accidents, or injuries have been reported.