Posted on: March 2, 2011
Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans are being recalled, according to news reports. Ford Motor Corp. said it is recalling 2,945 vehicles because of a fuel-tank problem that could lead to leaks and possibly cause a fire.
The recall issue lies in a faulty fuel-tank that may not have consistent welds between the fuel tank and a part called the fuel filler neck spud, which can affect the strength of the joint where the filler tube connects with the fuel tank, according to news reports .
The recalled vehicles include:
- 2,945 2007 model year sedans built from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, 2006
So far, no reports of car accidents or personal injuries have occurred as a result of the recall.
As a Charleston car accident a ttorney , I’m glad to hear no accidents have occurred as a result of this vehicle recall. I hope Ford can fix all the vehicles before any car accidents or personal injuries occur. Under the recall, dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge. The recall is expected to begin about Aug. 15. Owners can reach Ford’s customer service center at 866-436-7332.
If a recalled vehicle has injured you or a loved one, contact a car accident lawyer in Charleston.