Ford Maverick fuel tank leak

2022 Ford Maverick Recalled Over Fuel Tank Leaks

Ford reports that it’s possible the gasoline tank was damaged during installation of a bedliner, and is recalling 5,456 trucks to prevent possible fuel tank leaks and fires. Ford estimates that 53 percent of Mavericks built between May 20th through October 29th have been affected by this defect.

Both the 2.5 liter and 2.0 liter models are being recalled.

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The Problem

Ford test engineers discovered that a Maverick’s tank was leaking fuel onto the ground. The engineers found that a small hole drilled into the fuel tank was to blame for the leak. The defect was traced back to supplier Ground Effects which Ford uses for its Maverick spray-in bedliners.

Ground Effects used an unauthorized process to clear bed drain holes with a drill during the spray-in bedliner installation process. This resulted in small punctures in the fuel tank.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

The Fix

Service technician will inspect for holes or surface damage to the fuel tank. If any damage to the fuel tank has been identified, the service technician will replace the fuel tank at no cost to the owner of the vehicle.

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Customer Recall Notifications

Maverick owners will be notified via formal notification letter between January 28th and February 4th.

Recall Details

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V-976. Fords recall number: 21C35
  • Safety Recall Report: 21V-976 safety recall report
  • Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Components: Fuel System
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,456

Owners can contact Ford at 866-436-7332 and use Maverick recall number 21C35.

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