Ford Motor Company is recalling about 3,900 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.
The convolute protective sleeve on the liquid fuel line is not long enough, which may allow for potential hard contact with the convolute-protected vapor fuel line.
Over time, with vibration and engine roll, hard contact between the two fuel lines could cause the convolute on the vapor fuel line to rub through the plastic liquid fuel line. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Ford has not received any reports of accident, injury or fire.
What to do
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect vehicles for a full-length yellow-colored protective convolute on the liquid fuel line. If the convolute does not cover the full length of the liquid fuel line, dealers will remove the existing convolute, replace it with one that has the correct length and secure it with a tie strap.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is19S49.