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Recall 15V605000

Fuel Tank Attachment Bolts Not Tightened

Recall Details

The bolts that secure the fuel tank to the vehicle may be improperly tightened, and could result in the tank separating from the vehicle. Dealers will tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bolts that secure the fuel tank to the vehicle may not be tightened properly. This could result in the fuel tank separating from the vehicle. A fuel leak could result, which is a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in October 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Exhaust & Emissions, September 28, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 28, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
203
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V605000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured on July 24, 2015. During vehicle production, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the fuel tank straps may fracture and the fuel tank could separate from the vehicle.
Consequence
If the fuel tank separates from the vehicle, a fuel leak may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S26.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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