x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Ford recalls thousands of cars in UAE over fuel delivery module fault

US car manufacturer says a leak in the fuel delivery module of more than 3,000 cars from certain 2013 models 'could be a fire hazard'.

Ford has recalled 465,000 vehicles worldwide. Scott Olson / Getty Images
Ford has recalled 465,000 vehicles worldwide. Scott Olson / Getty Images

DUBAI // More than 3,000 Ford drivers have had their cars recalled in the UAE because of a fault in the fuel delivery module that the manufacturer says could result in fire.

The models affected are the 2013 MY Taurus, Explorer, Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKT, of which a total of 3,305 have been sold in the UAE.

It is part of a worldwide recall of 465,000 vehicles - mainly in North America and Mexico.

"Ford Middle East is announcing a service campaign for certain 2013 Ford Taurus, Explorer, Flex, and Lincoln MKS and MKT for a fuel delivery module that may leak," Ford Middle East said in a statement today.

The condition could result in customers smelling an odour of fuel or see fuel leaking onto the ground, said the carmaker.

"There have been no reports of fires, accidents or injuries attributed to this condition."

The service will involve the replacement of the fuel delivery module for the required model, and this will be carried out free of charge.

Ford first released a statement warning drivers of the risks on Monday:

"While a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire, there have been no reports of fires [and] we are not aware of any accidents or injuries attributed to this condition," the automotive giant told Reuters.

For more information, customers should contact Ford Middle East's Customer Assistance Centre at menacac@ford.com.

nhanif@thenational.ae

 

*An earlier version of this article said that the fuel tank of the vehicles was leaking. In fact the fault was in the fuel delivery module.