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21 Dec by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

Ford Recalls Super Duty Trucks for Fire Risk

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling 7,103 2017-model year Ford Super Duty trucks in the U.S. so dealers can address a potential fire risk tied to fuel leaking, according to the automaker.

In these trucks, over time, a missing reinforcement could lead to a fuel tank strap separating from the frame, resulting in the fuel tank moving out of position and possibly contacting the ground, Ford said. This condition increases the risk of a fuel leak, which in turn elevates the potential for fire in the presence of an ignition source.

Ford noted, however, that it isn't aware of any related fires, accidents, or injuries.

Dealers will make an inspection and install a fuel tank strap reinforcement to resolve the issue. They will look for the presence of a reinforcement bracket on the No. 3 crossmember at the front fuel tank strap attachment location. If no reinforcement bracket is found, one will be installed at no cost to the customer, Ford said in a released statement.

The recall covers 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Aug. 10 to Sept. 17 of this year.

In addition to the trucks being recalled in the U.S., Ford is recalling 964 in Canada and two in federalized territories for the same problem. Ford's reference number for this recall is 16S45.

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