FORD TAURUS 2012: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Make : FORD Model : TAURUS Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-07-19 - 2012-03-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V109000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-05-09 Date Received by ODI: 2013-03-27 Date Added to Database: 2013-03-27
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 13S03
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3037
Summary:
      Ford is recalling certain model year 2012 Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and model year 2013 Explorer vehicles manufactured July 19, 2011, through March 15, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the fuel tanks may have a marginally sealed seam in the side of the tank. As a result, the fuel tanks may not provide the expected strength in the event of an impact. The tanks may also leak.
Consequence:
      A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Remedy:
      Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tanks and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 9, 2013. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S03. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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 www.safercar.gov.