Ford says the potential leak in the Eco-LPi’s gas fuel system is the result of an o-ring seal that may be missing from some models.
“There is a potential for gas to leak from the LPG tank to the atmosphere,” a notice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reads. “This may result in a potential fire hazard.”
The recall affects 3250 vehicles in all, including sedans built between August 4 2011 and July 18 2012, and utes built between September 15 2011 and July 18 2012.
Ford has confirmed it is contacting owners of affected models. The company says there have been no known incidents resulting from the fault.
Ford says the work required is a relatively minor repair, and owners are advised that until the process is completed, the vehicles should not be parked in confined spaces.
Concerned owners can contact Ford’s customer service centre at 1800 503 672.
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