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: www.safecar.gov
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