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Ford Recalling 3,500 Vehicles After Reports Of Dangerous Fuel Tank Leak

Ford Recalling 3,500 Vehicles After Reports Of Dangerous Fuel Tank Leak

Last year was a relatively rough one for Ford Motor Co., as the company issued recalls for a variety of popular vehicles, including the increasingly popular Fusion midsize sedan. However, the company’s biggest culprit in recall news for 2012 was the popular sports utility vehicle, the Escape, which was involved in four recalls last year alone. Three of those recalls, which featured model years sold as far back as 2002, were spurred by defects that could have potentially caused engine fires.

As for 2013, Ford hadn’t been without bad news, as the American manufacturer recalled approximately 5,675 2013 C-Max Hybrid, Escape and Focus vehicles earlier this month because of a manufacturing defect involving child locks that could allow kids to open their doors when they shouldn’t. This week, the Ford recall news is once again related to fire dangers, though, as approximately 3,500 Ford Taurus, Explorer and Lincoln MKS vehicles are being recalled because of at least six reports of tanks with either fuel odors or leaks.

The Taurus and MKS vehicles in question were manufactured in Chicago between July 2011 and January 2012, according to the Chicago Tribune, while the Explorers were built in March 2012. The defect in question involves an improperly molded seam that, in the case of an accident, could break and allow fuel to leak, which would lead to an obvious fire hazard. Ford officials claim that no accidents or injuries have been associated with this fuel tank issue as of yet.

While Ford has stated that it will inspect recalled vehicles’ fuels tanks and replace any faulty ones for free, it has not yet announced a schedule for doing so.  In the meantime, Ford owners can contact the company at (866) 436-7332 for additional information.

NHTSA Announces Investigation Of An Estimated 724,982 Ford Vehicles After More Than 1,400 ‘Limp Mode’ Complaints

NHTSA Announces Investigation Of An Estimated 724,982 Ford Vehicles After More Than 1,400 ‘Limp Mode’ Complaints

As automobiles become more sophisticated with more intricate and advanced computer systems, they also become more susceptible to serious concerns regarding system errors and failures. One such error that many people may be unaware of is “limp mode,” which occurs when a car’s computer system detects a problem with the logic patterns that are sent in the engine. Should a strange logic pattern be detected, the computer will generally shut down the source of the problem.

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Ford Announces Yet Another Recall, This Time Over Faulty Fusion Headlights

Ford Announces Yet Another Recall, This Time Over Faulty Fusion Headlights

For the second time in two weeks, Ford Motor Co. has announced a recall involving the 2013 Ford Fusion. This latest news actually marks the sixth recall by Ford since July, as some of the company’s most popular vehicles have featured manufacturing defects and other serious problems that have affected hundreds of thousands of American drivers. This time, Ford is recalling approximately 19,000 vehicles because of a manufacturing defect involving the headlights.

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Ford Recalls 154,604 Fiesta Vehicles for Failure to Meet Airbag Standards

Ford Recalls 154,604 Fiesta Vehicles for Failure to Meet Airbag Standards

When people think about airbag safety in their automobiles, they generally think of that giant balloon that comes from the steering wheel and above the glove compartment. Front airbags are crucial in saving lives in automobile accidents, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the supplemental safety devices saved more than 25,000 lives in the United States between 1987 and 2008. But last year the NHTSA also declared that more needed to be done in regard to side curtain airbags.

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Ford Announces Third Recall Of 2013 Escape SUVs Since July

Ford Announces Third Recall Of 2013 Escape SUVs Since July

It’s safe to say that this hasn’t been a banner month for the Ford Escape brand. After a massive recall two weeks ago, that saw more than 423,000 Escapes manufactured between 2002 and 2004 declared defective due to a dangerous accelerator issue, Ford Motor Company has now also announced the recall of more than 7,600 brand new Escape SUVs due to coolant leaks that may lead to engine fires.

Third Time is the Charm

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Ford and Mazda Recall Over 605,600 SUVs

Ford and Mazda Recall Over 605,600 SUVs

Ford Motor Company is recalling 484,600 Ford Escape SUVs from the 2002-2004 model years. Approximately 423,634 of the affected Ford Escape SUVs are in the United States. There are also an estimated 35,000 defective Ford Escape SUVs in Canada, 19,000 in Mexico, 4,500 in Europe, and 4,300 in other areas around the globe.

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