NHTSA announces fuel-delivery module recall for certain '13 Ford, Lincoln vehicles
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SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Defects Investigation
Report Receipt Date: MAY 31, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V227000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 390,783
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Police Interceptor Sedan and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles; and certain model year 2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may develop a crack, allowing fuel to leak.
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 15, 2013. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S04.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.