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Model year 2020 Ford Explorers recalled

The fuel tank inlet check valve may not be welded properly

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Ford Motor Company is recalling 17 model year 2020 Explorers with 2.3L engines and 19 gallon fuel tanks.

The fuel tank inlet check valve may not be fully welded to the fuel tank shell.

An incomplete weld securing the inlet check valve to the fuel tank shell could result in a substantial fuel leak during a crash, posing the risk of fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank shell free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin December 7, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S68.

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