Recall Alert: 2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ – Fuel Tank

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 700 2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles for a potential compliance issue with the fuel tank. In these vehicles, the fuel tank might not have been manufactured properly and could crack in a crash, which is a compliance issue with FMVSS 301 regarding fuel system integrity. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a fire.

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

Affected vehicles include certain 2016 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Sept. 3, 2015 through Sept. 13, 2015, and certain 2016 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Sept. 3, 2015 through Sept. 12, 2015.

There are a total of approximately 700 (actual 708) vehicles that might be affected in North America. There are 658 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 28 in Canada and 22 in Mexico.

Dealers will replace the fuel tank at no cost to the customer.

text and image courtesy of Ford
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