Ford Recalling 408K Vehicles because of Oil and Fuel Leaks

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Keep your eyes open for an important notice. Ford is issuing a recall for 408,000 vehicles because of concerns about their oil and fuel systems.

Actually, it’s issuing three.

Road debris or water can potentially dislodge the protective shield on the fuel conditioning module of 80 2017 Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel. Ford cites the shield’s inadequate adhesion to the module. According to the automaker, “If the protective shield is dislodged, road debris or water spray may force open the drain valve on the module. This can lead to air entering the fuel system or a substantial fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire. In addition, under certain conditions, significant liquid fuel on the road surface may cause a slip hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.”

Ford is recalling approximately 400,000 2010-12 Ford Escapes and 2010-11 Mercury Mariners. Only those with 3.0-liter engines are affected. The fuel delivery module’s fuel supply port could possibly crack and lead to a fuel leak. Mix that with an ignition source and you’ve got a fire.

There’s a risk of the same thing – and engine failure – happening with 8,000 2015-17 Ford Shelby GT350/R Mustangs. Poor crimping on the engine oil cooler tube assemblies could lead to hose separation, causing oil to leak.

The good news is that Ford isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries connected to these issues. If your vehicle falls under one of these recalls, Ford will repair it accordingly for free.

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via [The Detroit News]

photo credit [Ford]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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