Ford recalls 260,000 trucks and SUVs

Ford is recalling 260,000 vehicles, most of them heavy-duty pickup trucks, due to the possibility of sudden engine stalling or fuel line problems.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 180,104 of the vehicles are Ford Superduty, Excursion or E-Series trucks, SUVs and vans from model years 2004-2005. The vehicles are equipped with 6-liter diesel engines that may stall without warning, potentially causing a crash, a June 13 NHTSA recall summary states.

Reuters reported two minor injuries have resulted from the problem.

In a separate action, Ford recalled 78,765 gas-engine-powered F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Superduty pickups from model year 2005 in an effort to prevent separation of the fuel jumper line from the main fuel bundle. Drivers may notice a gas smell, a loss of power and eventually a stalled engine, NHTSA said. Fuel line separation can cause engine leakage, possibly resulting in a fire, according to NHTSA.

To find out if your vehicle is affected by the recall, you can use NHTSA’s recall search, the recall information section of Ford’s website or NHTSA’s hotline at 888-327-4236.