Ford Motor Company is recalling certain units of the F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks equipped with the 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel engine over a potential issue that could cause a fuel leak.
The defect: the protective shield on the fuel conditioning module may have inadequate adhesion, allowing the shield to become dislodged.
The hazards: if the shield becomes dislodged, the drain valve may open resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire. Under certain conditions, significant liquid fuel on the road surface may cause a slip hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2017 Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks equipped with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine and midship fuel tanks built at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant from March 21, 2016 to August 28, 2016.
Number of vehicles affected: 182 vehicles, of which:
- 170 are located in the United States
- 12 are located in Canada
The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the protective shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2016.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford F-Series Super Duty recall can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, they can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners may also contact Ford customer service using the information below.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- Ford Recall Number: 16S39
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V778000