Ford is recalling about 8,000 Super Duty Pickup trucks from the 2017 model year because they might be missing a reinforcement that holds the fuel tank in place.

The automaker said the missing reinforcement could lead to the fuel tank strap separating from the frame. The might cause the fuel tank to drag on the ground as the truck is driven and start a fire.

But Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries associated with the problem.

The affected vehicles are 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks built at its Kentucky Truck Plant from Aug. 10 to Sept. 17.

There are approximately 8,069 vehicles affected, including 7,103 in the United States, 964 in Canada and two in federal territories.

Dealers will inspect for the presence of a reinforcement bracket on the No. 3 crossmember at the front fuel tank strap attachment location. If no reinforcement bracket is found, the dealer will install one at no cost to the customer.

Ford also said it will recall approximately 1,300 2016 Ford Taurus, 2016-17 Flex, 2017 Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility and 2016-17 Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with 3.5-liter GTDI engines to inspect and replace leaking turbocharger oil supply tubes.

An improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tube may leak engine oil onto the turbocharger and other components increasing the risk of a fire.

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Jerry Hirsch

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2 Responses

  1. Barbara petrella

    I have a new 250 f 250 super duty can you please e mail me all the recalls. Brought my truck in last week thy told me it wasn’t my truck. 2017


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