WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 8,000 model-year 2011 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks as well as Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge SUVs.
The risk of an electrical short poses a potential overheating and fire hazard, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To remedy the problem, dealers will inspect the body control module and replace it free of charge if necessary.
In a separate action, the automaker is also recalling nearly 23,700 model-year 2010 Ford Ranger trucks to address a potential fuel leak problem that also poses a fire hazard. The engine fuel line in the area of the throttle body shield may not have a protective convolute (cover) properly installed. If the protective convolute on the fuel line is not assembled in the proper position, the edge of the shield may contact the fuel line. Eventually, this contact may chafe the fuel line, resulting in a fuel odor and a potential fuel leak.
Dealers will trim the throttle body shield away from the fuel line and inspect the fuel line for wear. If necessary, the line will be replaced free of charge.
Vehicle owners can reach Ford at (866) 436-7332.