Recall Alert: 2015 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS, 2016 Ford Explorer – Fuel Tank Attachment Bolt

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 250 2015 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles, as well as 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles for a potential issue with the fuel tank attachment bolts that might not have been tightened properly. As a result, the fuel tank straps could fracture after an extended period of time, causing the fuel tank to separate from the vehicle, leading to a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can lead to a fire.

Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles, and certain 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant on July 24, 2015.

There are a total of approximately 250 (actual 251) vehicles that might be affected in North America. There are 203 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, and 48 in Canada.

Dealers will properly tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts at no cost to the customer.

text and image courtesy of Ford
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