Ford has recently announced a recall for certain models including the Taurus, Explorer and Lincoln MKS, because of a problem with their fuel tanks.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 3,037 units of the 2012 Ford Taurus, 2013 Ford Explorer and 2012 Lincoln MKS will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with their fuel tanks. The NHTSA says that in the affected vehicles, the fuel tanks may not provide the expected strength in case of an impact and they might also leak, because of a marginally sealed seam in the side.
If this problem is ignored, the fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, may lead to a fire, increasing the risk of a crash and injury. Owners of the above mentioned models will be notified by Ford and the company’s dealers will inspect the fuel tanks and replace them, if necessary, free of charge. The affected vehicles have been produced between the 19th of July 2011 and the 15th of March 2012. The recall is expected to begin on the 22nd of April. Meanwhile, if you own one of the vehicles mentioned above, you should probably contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.