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Dec 21, 2016 6:57 PM

Ford recall affects F-Series Super Duty, police vehicles, sedans and SUVs

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DEARBORN, MICH - Ford has announced a pair of recalls, the larger one affecting the new F-Series Super Duty trucks.

According to AutoBlog, 8,000 of the trucks are missing a reinforcement bracket, which holds the fuel tank to the frame. Without the bracket, the fuel tanks could fall out.

The Kentucky Truck Plant built the recalled pickups between Aug. 10 and Sept. 17.

Ford said it's unaware of any injuries or accidents resulting from the flaws. Of the 8,000 vehicles, 7,103 are in the United States, 964 are in Canada and two are in "federalized territories."

The smaller recall includes 1,352 Taurus sedans, Flex crossovers, Explorer SUVs – including the Police Interceptor Utility variant – and Lincoln MKTs with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that could catch fire due to an "improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tube," which could leak and spill engine oil on the turbocharger. So far, no injuries or accidents have been reported.

This recall affects:

  • 2016 Ford Taurus vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant from Oct. 18-Nov. 2.
  • 2016-17 Ford Flex vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant from Oct. 18-Nov. 10.
  • 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant from Oct. 15-Nov. 12.
  • 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant on Nov. 2.
  • 2016-17 Lincoln MKT vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant from Oct. 18-Nov. 10.

For both recalls, dealers will check the vehicle and make necessary repairs.

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