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Ford Announces Two Safety Recalls regarding Fuel Tank, Turbocharger issues


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Ford has issued a recall of 8,000 of its 2017 Ford Super Duty vehicles due to issues related to the straps that hold the vehicle’s fuel tank.

About the Ford Recalls

A reinforcement could be missing and cause the strap to separate from the frame and dislodge the tank until it touches the ground. This makes a fuel leak, and therefore a fire, more likely. There have been no reports of injuries.

The other Ford recall involves 1,300 vehicles with problems related to the turbocharger.

Tubes supplying the part with oil may be improperly brazed. This can lead to an engine oil leak on the turbocharger and surrounding parts. This increases the chance of engine fire. There have been no reports of injuries.

Remedies Ford will Provide Consumers

  • Ford will inspect vehicles affected by faulty fuel tank straps.
  • If the reinforcement bracket is not located, Ford will install the missing part.
  • For the vehicles affected by turbocharger issues, Ford will inspect and replace oil supply tubes on the turbocharger for free.
  • Ford expects correct brazing to prevent oil leaks.
Details on the Recalled Ford Super Duty and Other Vehicles
  • The 2017 Ford Super Duty vehicles were built between August 10, 2016 and September 17, 2016. Around 7,000 of these vehicles are in the U.S. and the rest are in other parts of North America.
  • The vehicles with the turbocharger issues include: 2016 Taurus, 2016-2017 Flex, 2017 Explorer (and Police Interceptor Utility) and the 2016-2017 Lincoln MKT.
  • These vehicles have a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine.

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