The top-selling US vehicle, F-150, will be affected by the Ford recall, as well as many other models, totaling to a number of over 1 million trucks.
According to the car manufacturer, a problem at the straps that secure the fuel tanks which may corrode and cause the tanks to fall has been detected and it caused three fires and one injury until now, as Ford spokesman, Wesley Sherwood, said.
An investigation opened in 2012 by the US auto-safety regulator, in 21 states and the District of Columbia, led to the recall which was announced on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website (NHTSA).
The vehicles recalled by Ford are trucks with high mileage which were more exposed at corroding situations. The recall will affect 1.1 million pick-up trucks like the 1997 to 2004 F-150, 1997 to 1999 F250 and 2002 to 2003 Lincoln Blackwoods.
Ford also recalled the F-150 model earlier this year for airbag problems and according to the manufacturer the airbags in the trucks made between 2004 and 2006 may not deploy when necessary.
Ford will notify dealers and owners in mid-September and the repairs on the fuel tanks will be made free of charge.