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2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex; Lincoln MKS And MKT Recalled Over Potential Fuel Leak

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Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Explorer Police Utility, Taurus, Taurus Police Interceptor, Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles over an issue with the fuel delivery module.

The problem: in affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

The hazard: a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Affected vehicles:


  • 2013 Explorer
  • 2013 Explorer Police Utility
  • 2013 Taurus
  • 2013 Taurus Police Interceptor
  • 2013 Flex


  • 2013 Lincoln MKS
  • 2013 Lincoln MKT

Model Year Make Model
2013 Ford Explorer
2013 Ford Flex
2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan
2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
2013 Ford Taurus
2013 Ford MKS
2013 Ford MKT

Number of vehicles affected: 868 (United States figure).

The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015.

Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford and Lincoln recall can visit http://owner.ford.com or http://owner.lincoln.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs specific on their vehicle.

Owners can also contact Ford or Lincoln customer service with questions by using the following information.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • Lincoln Customer Service: 1-800-521-4140
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 13S04-S1
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
  • NHTSA Recall Number: 15V812000
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Written by Chris Ecclestone

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