Ford is recalling nearly 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. for a potential fuel tank leak that could result in a fire.
The automaker said the recall affects the Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility, Interceptor Sedan, and Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ. All of the vehicles are from the 2013 model year.
At issue is a part within the gas tank that may fail and leak fuel onto the ground. If the spilled fuel catches a spark, a fire could occur. Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents, or injuries as a result of this defect.
The automaker has received 600 complaints as of March 31, said Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker.
Owners who detect the smell of gas or notice a leak are urged to contact their dealer immediately for a service appointment.
The recall also affects nearly 77,000 vehicles in other global markets, including Canada and Mexico. Ford said it alerted the