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The Detroit News is reporting that Ford and The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration have announced the recall of over 30,000 vehicles. A total of 23,688 Ranger pickups are being brought back to dealers to inspect fuel lines for potential chafing. The problem may result in a gasoline odor or a fuel leak, but is only present on 2010 vehicles equipped with the company's 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. Additionally, Ford is also re-inspecting certain 2011 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Edge and Flex models that were covered under a previous recall last December.

Those 14,737 vehicles were originally recalled for body control modules that could short out and lead to a fire. The first time around, Ford used a software program to read the serial numbers on the defective parts to correctly identify the pieces that were likely to fail. Unfortunately, the program was apparently reading the wrong set of characters. As a result, some of the faulty modules may not have been replaced. As a result, Ford will take a second look at the parts in hopes of finding those that could be a problem later down the line.



[Source: The Detroit News]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      HONDA AND CHRYSLER ALSO RECALLED CARS TODAY

      HONDA 33000 AND CHRYSLER 248 000.
        • 4 Years Ago
        GMFanBoi, I believe, has the upper hand in this series of auto-thumb-down posts.

        You see, FordRecall.14, while I do appreciate the traditionalist style of using caps-lock, you are dogmatically pragmatic in your sense of form and troll design. Further, your postings lack a proper sense of grounded thought. Whereas GMFanBoi at times genuinely appears to be a stupid GM fanboy, it is very difficult at times to determine whether you are attempting to troll GM fanboys, Ford fanboys, or anyone for that matter. There is no sense of logic to your posts. Even a troll must be logical to truly piss people off.

        In order to troll properly, there must be a sense of irony as well, which you seem to lack. The girly "boi" affectation which GMFanBoi has used is an ironic fluorish which suggests a bit of effeminate foppishness as opposed to the truck-centric "GM culture", and is therefore culturally significant as a humorous parody. While FordRecall does indeed comment upon the Explorer and F-150, it lacks the sense of humor which a good troll should employ.

        In short, while I appreciate your attempts at trolling, you simply lack appreciation of the rich tradition of trolling, and come across as having a lesser intelligence than even parodies of trolls such as JeffK. Good luck in your future trolling attempts, but I would be hesitant to recommend your services to those who would wish to have a troll employed on their website.

        Yours,

        The Weegeean.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope they fix those the second time around ... We all know that the Toyota situation in 2009 will only bring better attention to problems with all automakers ...

      and at the end it is us who win .. and get better cars and trucks in this case ...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Indeed! Indeed!

        Ford is not f'n around anymore so I think they'll do right! Hell, they did the recall of explorers back 10 years ago and it wasn't even their freakin fault! But they took the ball kick!

      • 4 Years Ago
      every carmaker has recalls, at least they are taking care of it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good thing there are no vehicles that can catch fire while leaking fuel :X
        • 4 Years Ago
        Aren't those the same F-150's that ALSO guarantee a surprise during engine startup...with AIRBAGS exploding in your face? That's a hellava way to start the day - with coffee all over your face, covered with airbag dust like a pudgy donut. *insert image*

        Then your truck catches fire? Whoah....sounds like a "Monday-experience"

        Perhaps Ford's rise to the top on perceived quality is just that. Perceived. Reality sets in eventually...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cars involved in the recall: 2011 Ford Edge, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Lincoln MKX
      The Problem: Over 8000 F-Series trucks and Edge/MKX crossovers may have faulty body control modules. The BCMs could short internally, overheat, and spark a fire.

      Ford-Fire? Any doubts?

      Chrysler also recalls 248,000 2010 vehicles for engine shutoff risk
      Chrysler Group LLC today recalled more than 248,000 crossover wagons and minivans because of a defect that could allow the key to slip while driving, causing the engine to shut down without warning. The affected models are the Dodge Journey crossover and the Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans. The vehicles are for the model year 2010 and were made from August 3, 2009 to June 17,