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Ford Recalls Popular Vehicles, Including Fusion and Lincoln MKZ

Craig McClellan

On May 28, 2013, Ford Motor Co. notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of fuel tank defects in more than 465,000 of its popular vehicles. The company issued a recall after it received complaints involving fuel leaks. According to Ford, a single part in the fuel tanks may fail, causing gas leaks and the potential for car fires.

The recall affects approximately 390,000 U.S. vehicles and 77,000 vehicles worldwide, including the following 2013 model year cars:

  • Ford Explorer SUV
  • Flex crossover
  • Fusion sedan
  • Taurus sedan
  • Police Interceptor Utility and sedan
  • Lincoln MKS sedan
  • Lincoln MKT crossover
  • Lincoln MKZ sedan

In the last two months, Ford has received more than 600 customer complaints involving fuel leaks, but the company is unaware of any auto fire incidents involving the defect.

This recall may remind consumers of Ford's July recall of 2013 Escape SUVs. During that recall, Ford advised all drivers to stay off the roads until the defects were repaired. It appears that Ford has not issued the same warning in this case.

Whether you drive one of these Ford cars or another vehicle, call your car dealer if you smell gas or notice a gas leak.