US auto regulator opens probe into over 200,000 Ford vehicles on fuel leak risks – ET Auto

baua


The agency’s preliminary evaluation is the first step to determine whether the vehicles pose an unreasonable risk to safety. It could close the investigation without taking any potential action.

The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday it was opening a preliminary evaluation into 210,960 Ford vehicles following complaints alleging diesel fuel leaks that may result in a fire.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received 27 complaints, including 12 reports of fires and a total of four injuries, and that it would investigate Ford F-250, 350, 450, and 550 Super Duty vehicles equipped with 6.7L diesel engines of model years 2015-2021.

The agency’s preliminary evaluation is the first step to determine whether the vehicles pose an unreasonable risk to safety. It could close the investigation without taking any potential action.

The NHTSA said a fracture in the secondary fuel filter in the vehicles could result in a fire, as the proximity of the filter to high heat sources creates a potential for auto-ignition thermal events and fires.

Ford was not immediately available for a comment.

  • Published On May 11, 2024 at 08:28 AM IST

Join the community of 2M+ industry professionals

Subscribe to our newsletter to get latest insights & analysis.

Download ETAuto App

  • Get Realtime updates
  • Save your favourite articles


Scan to download App


Tata Motors’ passenger vehicle division, which launched some new models and variants and had a…

With this fresh price hike, the Mahindra Scorpio N is now priced between ₹13.85 lakh…

Mining company Vale is turning to Caterpillar to provide this massive, 240-ton battery-electric haul truck…