Ford Recalls Big Pickups and SUVs
June 13, 2005
Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 260,000 large pickup trucks and
SUVs to fix a sudden stalling problem with diesel engines.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the
stalling problem affected F-Series superduty pickups from the
2004-2005 model years as well as the 2004-2005 Ford Excursion
full-size sport utility vehicle and E350 and E450 vans.
All of the vehicles are equipped with 6.0 liter diesel engines and the
recall stems from a potentially faulty fuel injection control module,
Ford is also recalling 78,675 superduty pickups and chassis cab
vehicles from the 2005 model year because their fuel line may separate
from the main fuel bundle.
Fuel line separation can cause engine stalling or leakage, possibly
resulting in a fire.
The trucks affected by the recall as F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550
superduty pickups and said they were equipped with 5.4 or 6.8 liter