Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 180 2017-model year Ford Super Duty 6.7-liter diesel Chassis Cab vehicles to address potential fuel leaks that pose a fire risk.
Dealers need to replace the adhesive-mounted protective shield currently installed on the fuel conditioning module with a bolt-on metallic protective shield, Ford said in a released statement.
In these vehicles, faulty adhesion of the protective shield on the fuel conditioning module may allow it to be dislodged by road debris or water spray. If the protective shield is dislodged in this manner, the debris or spray may force open the drain valve on the module. This can lead to air entering the fuel system or a substantial fuel leak.
“A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire,” Ford warned. “In addition, under certain conditions, significant liquid fuel on the road surface may cause a slip hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.”
Ford noted it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
The recall includes certain 2017 Ford Super Duty 6.7-liter diesel Chassis Cab vehicles with midship fuel tanks built at Kentucky Truck Plant from March 21 to Aug. 28 of this year.
Dealers will replace the fuel conditioning module bottom cover with a metallic protective shield at no cost to the customer.