The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a recall for the Falcon EcoLPi sedans and utes in Australia for a possible fire risk.
According to the car manufacturer, a total of 3,256 units of the FG Mk2 Falcon EcoLPi will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the possible fire risk solved. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that the O-ring seal, which is located between the wiring connector insert of the LPG tank and the fuel delivery module may be missing.
“There is a potential for gas to leak from the LPG tank to the atmosphere. This may result in a potential fire hazard”, as the recall notice reads.
Ford’s Australian division is not aware of any accidents or incidents related to this defect but it will write owners of the affected cars telling them to contact the local authorized dealership for an inspection and, if necessary, a repair / replacement, which will be made free of charge. The affected Ford Falcon EcoLPi sedans have been produced between August 4, 2011 and July 18, 2012, and the utes between September 15, 2011 and July 18, 2012. Owners of these vehicles can contact Ford at 1800 503 672.