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Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans from the 2007 model year have been recalled to fix a fuel-tank problem that could lead to a fuel leak and in some cases fire.

Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), say according to Ford Motor Co., the recall affects nearly 3,000 vehicles.

“The sedans may have bad welds where the fuel filler nick meets the fuel tank. And, in severe rear impact, the bad weld could fail and lead to a fire.” For more information, please refer to the NHTSA notice.

Recall notices are expected to begin on or about August 15th. Dealers will replace the fuel tank for free.

For more information, contact Ford’s customer service center at 866-436-7332. You can also contact NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 866-327-4236 or by visiting NHTSA’s Safer Car website: www.safercar.gov.

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