Ford To Recall Pickups For Gas Tank Problem

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The company is recalling certain Ford F-150, F-250 and Lincoln
Blackwood pickups. The recall affects certain models from the 1997
model year through the 2004 model year. They were sold in
cold-weather states where salt is used to clear roads. That salt
can corrode straps holding the tanks in place.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the straps holding up the tanks can rust, causing them to fall to the ground. the tanks can rupture and cause a fire.

Ford reported eight incidents of the tanks falling, resulting in
three injuries.

Ford's F-series pickup traditionally is the top-selling vehicle
in America.

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