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Recall Alert: 2016-2017 Ford Taurus, Flex, Explorer and Lincoln MKT

17_Ford_Flex_Recall.jpg 2017 Ford Flex | Manufacturer image

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,200 model-year 2016 Ford Taurus sedans manufactured between Oct. 18 and Nov. 2, 2016, at the Chicago Assembly Plant; model-year 2016-17 Flex SUVs manufactured between Oct. 18 and Nov. 10, 2016, at the Oakville Assembly Plant in Canada; model-year 2017 Explorer SUVs manufactured between Oct. 15 and Nov. 12, 2016, at the Chicago Assembly Plant; model-year 2017 Police Interceptor SUVs manufactured on Nov. 2, 2016, at the Chicago Assembly Plant; and model-year 2016-17 Lincoln MKT SUVs manufactured between Oct. 18 and Nov. 10, 2016, at the Oakville Assembly Plant — all equipped with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines

The Problem: Improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tubes may leak engine oil onto the turbocharger and surrounding components, increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source. Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the right-hand and left-hand turbocharger oil supply tubes for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 for more info.

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

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