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Total Recall: Ford Recalls 3,000 Five Hundreds and Mercury Montego’s

Ford has recalled around 3,000 Five Hundreds and Mercury Montego's due to a faulty weld that may cause a fuel leak.

Ford has issued a recall of around 3,000 Ford Five Hundreds and Mercury Montegos from model year 2007. The recall was issued to replace faulty fuel tanks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a faulty weld could lead to a crack in the joint which may cause a fuel leak. The tainted vehicles were manufactured at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant from the dates of September 5th to September 11th 2006.

Ford will begin notifying affected vehicle owners on August 15th and give them until August 31st to respond and seek reimbursement for their expenses. Ford has been investigating the fuel tank issue since 2009 and stated that taking the initiative of the recall action was out of "an abundance of caution." Ford has instructed all of its dealers to replace the tanks in the recalled vehicles. Thankfully, there have not been any serious injuries or any fatalities as a result of the flaw.

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