Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2023 Ford E-Series E-350, E-450 and F59 vehicles due to an issue with the fuel tank.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the paint along the weld seam of the fuel tank may peel and lead to corrosion of the exposed metal, which can result in a fuel leak.
The hazards: a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Ford Motor Company is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition.
Components: gas steel fuel tank assembly.
Affected vehicles: select 2021-2022 Ford E-Series E-350 and E-450 vehicles with 40 gallon or 55 gallon fuel tank assemblies; select 2022-2023 Ford F59 stripped chassis vehicles with 40 gallon or 55 gallon fuel tank assemblies.
Number of vehicles affected: 11,074 vehicles.
The fix: dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace it if necessary. This service will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which are expected to begin on January 23rd, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S76.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 22S76
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.nhsta.gov
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