Aug 2, 2011

Ford Recall Ford Pickup Trucks with Gas Tank Problem in the US

Ford recall more than 1 million pickup trucks sold in United States from 1997 to 2004.

The recall which was announced on Monday was due to the corrosion problems that can cause the vehicles to catch fire.

Vehicles involved in the recall are the 1997 - 2004 Ford F-150 models, 1997 - 1999 F-250 models and Lincoln Blackwood pickups 2002 and 2003 models.

Since these models were sold in a cold-weather states where road salt can cause straps metal straps holding up the tanks to rust after heavy use, it can potentially lead to fires if the tank drops and leaks.

"Regulators began investigating the problem back in September. The defect has been blamed for eight fires, three of which spread to the rest of the truck. One person was injured, suffering first- and second-degree burns." Ford Motor Co. spokesman Wes Sherwood related.

"Ford is committed to safety and responding quickly to vehicle concerns for our customers," Sherwood further said.

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