According to an article on MSNBC.com, Ford reports three vehicle fires and one injury related to the fuel tank strap problem.
The recalled vehicles are:
- Ford F-150 full-size pickups, model years 1997-2004
- Ford F-250 pickups of less than 8,500 pounds, model years 1997-1999
- Lincoln Blackwood trucks, model years 2002-2003
Ford will notify owners in mid-September and recommend that the fuel tank straps be replaced with versions that have a greater resistance to corrosion. In addition, dealers may install a cable support under the strap an an interim repair, or a steel reinforcement over the existing straps as a permanent repair.
For more specific information, visit the recall page from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) here: Ford truck recall information