According to a story reported on CNN Money, Ford Motor Company, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has issued a recall of more than 465,000 vehicles. Currently, model year 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility, and Interceptor Sedan vehicles have been recalled. Additionally, the Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ model year 2013 vehicles have been recalled.
The recall surrounds a fuel delivery module which can develop a crack, allowing fuel to leak, and, in the presence of an ignition source, can cause a fire within the vehicle. Vehicle fires can create a serious hazard endangering the lives of anyone inside or nearby the car.
Ford has stated that they will notify owners of the recalled vehicles and will begin the recall on July 15, 2013. Dealers will repair the fuel line defect by replacing the fuel delivery module without charge. To learn more about the recall, which has the campaign number 13S04, call Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at (866) 436-7332.
More information about the recall from the NHTSA can be found at www.safercar.gov.
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