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Ford recalls 34,000 US, Canada trucks on fire risk

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 16:07 EDT
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CHICAGO – Ford has recalled 34,100 trucks in the United States and Canada due to two defects which could cause a fire, the automaker said Wednesday.

Ford told safety regulators it is not aware of any fires caused by the defects which affect 2010 and 2011 models of its popular trucks.

The first defect affects 25,000 Ford Rangers. A protective cover on the engine fuel line on those vehicles may not have been properly installed, which could put the fuel line in contact with the throttle body shield.

“Overtime, this contact may chafe the fuel line, resulting in a fuel odor and a potential fuel leak,” Ford said in a notice to safety regulators.

The second defect affects 9,100 F-series tucks, along with the Edge and Lincoln MKX.

Those vehicles were part of an earlier recall but were inspected by a dealer diagnostic system which was not reading the correct set of characters.

They need to be reinspected to see if they have the previously identified problem with a body control module that has the potential for an internal electrical short.

All the repairs will be done free of charge.

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