The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a recall for the Taurus, Explorer and Lincoln MKS, because of a problem with the fuel tanks, which might leak.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 3,037 units of the Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer and Lincoln MKS will be affected by this recall, and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the fuel tanks fixed. The NHTSA says that the above mentioned models may have a marginally sealed seam in the side of the fuel tank and this might not provide the expected strength in case of a crash.
Besides this, the fuel tanks may also leak, increasing the risk of a fire, if a source of ignition is present. Ford says that owners and dealers will be notified and the fuel tanks will be replaced, free of charge, if necessary. The affected vehicles are the 2012 Ford Taurus, 2012 Lincoln MKS and 2013 Ford Explorer, made between the 19th of July, 2011, and the 15th of March, 2012. The recall will begin on the 22nd of April. Meanwhile, owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.