Fuel leak risk, electrical issue prompt Ford recall

By Reuters
Posted March 2 at 10:55 a.m.

Ford recalled more than 34,000 vehicles worldwide spanning eight vehicle models due to the risk of a fuel leak or electrical issues.

The automaker is recalling 25,000 Ford Ranger trucks, including 23,688 in the United States, because the protective layer of an engine fuel line near the throttle body shield may not be properly installed. Eventually, this could lead to a fuel leak, Ford said in a notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website Wednesday.

Ford said it was not aware of any fires related to this problem. The model year 2010 trucks were built from October 2009 through May 2010 at the company’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant.

Ford also said it would recall 9,100 vehicles worldwide because their electrical systems may short and result in a vehicle fire. This includes 8,022 vehicles in the United States.

The seven models affected by this recall include the Ford Edge crossover, the Lincoln MKX crossover and the F-series line of pick-up trucks: the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550.

There have been no injuries related to either recall, Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood said.

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