Ford Recalls 1.1M Pickups Over Fuel Tank Fire Hazard

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks due to defective straps that could cause fuel tanks to catch fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Monday.

The recall comes on the heels of the NHTSA's announcement that it was expanding its investigation into reportedly faulty wheel studs in 2010 Ford Fusion sedans.

Ford's latest safety recall includes 1997 to 2004 F-150 models, 1997 to 1999 F-250 trucks, and 2002 and 2003 Lincoln Blackwoods. Prolonged exposure to road de-icing chemicals can cause the fuel...
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