Ford recall for trucks comes over worries that corrosion problems with fuel tank straps could cause the cars to catch on fire. The Ford recall will affect 1.22 million trucks registered in 21 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.
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Straps that hold the fuel tanks to the truck can corrode after heavy use, potentially leading to fires if the tank drops and leaks, Ford said Monday. The problem has caused one injury and three vehicle fires that Ford is aware of, the company said.
The Dearborn, Mich., automaker plans to notify affected owners in mid-September and will repair the trucks for free. Models affected are the 1997 to 2003 Ford F-150; the 2004 F-150 Heritage; the 1997 to 1999 F-250; and the 2002 to 2003 Lincoln Blackwood.