Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 400,000 vehicles in North America, including its Super Duty Chassis Cab truck, Ford Escape sport-utility vehicles and its high-performance Shelby Mustang sports car.
The company said no crashes or injuries have been reported for any of the vehicles involved in Ford’s safety recalls issued Wednesday.
Ford is recalling approximately 180 Super Duty 6.7-liter diesel Chassis Cab trucks from the 2017 model year because of potential problems with the protective shield on the truck’s fuel conditioning module.
In affected vehicles, inadequate adhesion of the fuel shield may allow it to be “dislodged by road debris or water spray,” which could result in a fuel leak.
Dealers will replace the fuel conditioning module bottom cover with a metallic protective shield if a problem is found.
Ford is also recalling 400,000 2010-2012 Ford Escapes and 2010-2011 Mercury Mariner compact sport-utility vehicles that are equipped with its 3.0-liter flex-fuel engines. The company said a defective fuel delivery module flange may cause cracks in the vehicles’ fuel supply port, which could lead to fuel leaks and potential fires.
Dealers will replace the flange assembly if a defect is found.
Ford also recalled approximately 8,000 2015-2017 Shelby GT350/R Mustangs for a potential problem in the vehicles’ engine oil cooler tube assembly.
The company said that “insufficient crimps on the hose could lead to a hose separation and an oil leak.”
If a defect is found, dealers will replace the engine oil cooler tube assembly at no cost to the customer.