Ford Motor Company has recalled approximately 160 select 2018 Ford Explorer vehicles with 2.3-liter or 3.5-liter GTDI engines for a mis-assembled fuel pressure sensor that may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the vehicle’s fuel line assembly at no cost to customers.
In a statement released on Friday, the auto maker claimed it is unaware of any accidents, injuries or fires resulting from this condition.
Affected vehicles include 2018 Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, July 29-31, 2018.
There are approximately 160 vehicles in North America, with 144 in the United States and federalized territories and 16 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S35.
Also placed on recall list are approximately 38,000 select 2018 Ford Expedition and 2018 Lincoln Navigator vehicles with second-row center bench seats that may be missing J-channel reinforcement brackets in the seat track assembly. A seat track missing one or both J-channel reinforcement brackets may not properly restrain the seat assembly during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
The statement reads: “Dealers will inspect the seats to determine if both J-channel
brackets are installed. If one or both brackets are missing, dealers will replace the center seat frame assembly at no charge to customers. Until the vehicle can be serviced for this concern, customers should move the seat back to its furthest position away from the front of the vehicle.
While Ford says it is unaware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this condition, it stressed that 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, March 14, 2017 to Aug. 18, 2018 and 2018 Lincoln Navigator vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, March 31, 2017 to Aug. 18, 2018 are all affected.
There are approximately 37,801 vehicles in North America, with 34,946 in the United States and federalized territories, 1,900 in Canada and 955 in Mexico. The Ford reference number