Recall 16V778000

Fuel Conditioning Module Protective Shield Becomes Dislodged Resulting In A Fuel Leak

Recall Details

The fuel conditioning module's protective shield may lose adhesion and become dislodged, resulting in a fuel leak that can cause both a fire and slip hazard. Dealers will replace the protective shield free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The protective shield that secures the fuel conditioning module may become dislodged. This could result in the drain valve of the module opening, causing a fuel leak. This would cause a fire hazard and a slip hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. 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 incomplete 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 16S39.

Exhaust & Emissions, October 26, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 26, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2017 Ford F-250 SD, F-350 SD, F-450 SD, and F-550 SD trucks manufactured March 21, 2016, to August 28, 2016. The protective shield on the fuel conditioning module may have inadequate adhesion, allowing the shield to become dislodged.
If the shield becomes dislodged, the drain valve may open resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire. Under certain conditions, significant liquid fuel on the road surface may cause a slip hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the protective shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S39.
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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