BUSINESS
08/01/2011 04:54 pm ET | Updated Oct 01, 2011

Ford Recall 2011: Company Recalls 1.1 Million Trucks

Ford issued a recall on Monday for 1.1 million trucks due to fuel tank concerns.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identifies the problem as follows:

The straps that support the fuel tank can rust and break, possibly dropping the tank and causing a fuel leak. Leaking gasoline presents a fire hazard.

A total of 243 incidents of fuel tanks dropping below the vehicle and/or dragging on the ground have been reported, as well as 95 involving fuel leakage and nine including sparks.

PickupTrucks.com reports that models affected include: 1997-2003 Ford F-150, 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition, 1997-1999 Ford F-250 and 2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwood. Trucks sold or registered in 12 states are part of the recall.

Those affected by the recall can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236.

Ford previously recalled trucks in February, expanding that recall to 1.2 million vehicles in April.

Meanwhile, the NHTSA escalated its probe of Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan wheel issues.