Ford announces a recall of 8,069 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks because of an issue with a fuel tank mounting strap. The front reinforcement strap is missing on some of the trucks. Over time, this may cause the fuel tank to separate from the frame and fall to the ground. This would obviously present a serious problem, as the fuel tank mount failure may cause a fuel leak and a resulting fire.
This recall covers 2017 Ford Super Duties built at the Kentucky Truck Plant Aug. 10, 2016 to Sept. 17, 2016. This includes 964 trucks that were sold in Canada. Ford did not specify how many gasoline-powered or diesel-powered Super Duties are involved. Owners of affected trucks can bring them into the dealership. The trucks will be inspected, and if the mounting reinforcement is missing, one will be added at no cost to the owner.
It’s great to see manufacturers catch an issue early and before accidents or injuries occur. In this case, the fix is relatively straight forward and there are only 8,069 trucks that are affected by this problem.
I bashed a 2017 Ford Super Duty pretty hard on an off-road course at the Ford launch event, and I had no mechanical failures with the truck.