Recall Alert: 2015 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS, 2016 Ford Explorer

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 200 model-year 2015 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS sedans as well as model-year 2016 Ford Explorer SUVs. Only vehicles built at the Chicago Assembly Plant on July 24, 2015, are affected.

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, the fuel tank attachment bolts might not have been tightened properly. This could lead to a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. The automaker is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires associated with this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will properly tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford has not yet released an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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