Ford recalling 465,000 vehicles for fuel leaks

FLAT ROCK, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: A 2013 Ford Fusion is displayed t an event that celebrates the opening of the new U.S. production line where the 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan will be made at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant September 10, 2012 in Flat Rock, Michigan. Supporting its Fusion production growth plan, Ford is adding 1,200 jobs, a second production shift, and investing $555 million, and taking full management control of the former AutoAlliance International Plant. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Bill Pugliano

DETROIT Ford (F) is recalling about 465,000 cars and SUVs because the fuel tanks can leak and cause fires.

The global recall affects the Ford brand's Fusion, Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Police Utility and Police Interceptor. Also covered are the Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ. All the vehicles are from the 2013 model year.

Ford says customers could smell gas or see a leak on the ground. The company says no fires or crashes have been reported because of the problem.

About 390,000 of the vehicles are in the U.S., with another 23,000 in Canada and 7,600 in Mexico. The rest are in Europe, South America, Asia and other areas.

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