Recall 15V618000

Fuel Tank May Crack In Crash

Recall Details

The fuel tank walls may be made with insufficient thickness, and may crack and leak in a crash. Dealers will replace affected fuel tanks free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fuel tank may have been manufactured without sufficient thickness in the tank walls. This could result in the tank fracturing and leaking fuel in an accident, causing a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford or Lincoln must be performed by a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Ford notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford or Lincoln 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. The Ford recall number is 15C11.

Exhaust & Emissions, October 01, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 01, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured September 3, 2015, to September 13, 2015, and 2016 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured September 3, 2015, to September 12, 2015. The affected vehicles have a fuel tank that may have insufficent wall thickness. As a result, the fuel tanks may crack in the event of a crash and thus the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
A fuel tank that cracks may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, 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 15C11.
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
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