Ford is calling 8,069 new 2017 Super Duty pickup to address a potential fuel leak problem that could result in an increased fire risk.
The problem involves a fuel tank strap reinforcement. It may be missing on some models. Ford says it needs to check and if so, it will install one.
If it’s missing that’s a problem because it could result in the fuel tank strap separating from the frame. If that happens, a fuel tank could move out of position and potentially contact the ground, causing a fuel leak and potentially a fire.
Ford says it’s not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
The recalled vehicles include certain 2017 Ford Super Duty vehicles built at its Kentucky Truck Plant from Aug. 10, 2016 to Sept. 17, 2016. Most of those are in the United States.
Dealers will inspect the trucks and if no reinforcement bracket is found, one will be installed at no cost to the customer.