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Ford E-Series, F59 Vehicles Recalled Over Fuel Leak Issue

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.

Contacts:

  • 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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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Robert

    Ford has the most most money spent for ‘warranty issues’ in not just the car industry, but all industries in the world (aviation, electronics, appliances, etc). Farley has single handedly killed Ford with his EV push that never worked. So glad the American spirit hasn’t changed in 200 years…we can’t and won’t be forced into bad products.

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    1. RWFA

      Ok mister “never let the facts stand in the way of the narrative that you want to push.”

      You may irrationally hate EV’s but they are not the root cause of this problem.

      The problems any product sees today are the accumulation of many past decisions and mistakes, laying Formant until being triggered by external events that a company has to grapple with.

      I’ll look at the NHTSA submission when I get it tomorrow. But my expectation is that there was a process or material change made necessary by supply chain instability.

      I can’t tell if your conflation is borne if ignorance or trying to create proximate cause between EV development and current product quality woes, but these two things are generally handled by two separate teams, PD (Product Development) and OPD (Ongoing Product Development), and especially, an OPD liquid fuel tank guy is very unlikely to be distracted by BEV PD workload.

      I don’t think you really have a concept of American Spirit either as you mix patriotism and stasis as you push (or swallow and regurgitate) themes brought to you by Big Oil.

      American Spirit has been embraced by facing, embracing and leading into the future. Your backward looking themes snd lousy forward looking critiques are an exercise in FUD and a prescription for stagnation, and economic also ran status.

      As for Farley, he’s transparently and frankly commented on the panoply of Ford’s Q woes and taken actions to focus the organization to address and prevent these. That said, automotive lead times and investment being what it is, current nameplates won’t likely get a whole lot better, the step change will come when they are replaced by fresh designs on new platforms. Until is then, existing product issues are backward looking indicators of where Ford was 3, 4, or more years ago, not where Ford will be in 2 or 3 years (with the exception of supply base Q failures being taken into consideration in future sourcing.)

      Ps I’m surprised you didn’t launch into the Grassroots BEV Boycott or some equally ignorant and incumbent favoring Grover Norquist nonsense. Maybe somebody else has the task to drop in later with that, huh?

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      1. RWFA

        The problem was that the outside tank supplier had lax process controls (and not directly stated but had to include a lax preventative maintenance plan) which resulted in failure of the paint layer to protect the weld seam against long term corrosion and vapor or liquid leakage.

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