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2022 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator Recalled Over Fuel Tank Filler Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2022 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator models due to a fuel filler tube that can become detached from the fuel tank.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the fuel filler tube can become detached in the event of a crash.

The hazards: in affected vehicles, the fuel filler tube could potentially become detached, diagnostic trouble codes P0456, P0442, P0455, and P04F0 may show, and a malfunction indicator lamp may not be activated. If the fuel filler hose becomes detached during a crash, a fuel leak may occur.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Components: fuel filler tube.

Affected vehicles: select 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator models produced at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant between December 6th, 2021, through January 6th, 2022.

Number of vehicles affected: 18,078 vehicles.

The fix: dealers will install a fuel vapor line redundant locking clip, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on April 4th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22C02.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S31
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. crabbymilton

    They must have made a sweet deal to get the surviving members of the PINTO design team out of retirement to come up with that.


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