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Ford issued a couple of recalls for 2013 models and affecting MKZ. They will be calling back 465,000 vehicles for fire risks after 600 complaints of fuel leaks.

The first recall, for potentially leaky fuel tanks, affects 465,000 vehicles, 84% of which are in the U.S., including 2013 Ford Explorers, Taurus', Flex's, Fusion's, Police Interceptors, plus Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ vehicles.

Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker on the recall:

"The condition could result in customers detecting a fuel odor, or in some cases, observe evidence of a fuel leak on the ground," "While a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire, there have been no reports of fires. We are not aware of any accidents or injuries attributed to this condition."

And More bad news from Hermosillo.

Another small recall for 2013 Lincoln MKZeds because insulation on the engine block heater cord could catch fire. The recall affects 500 2013 Lincoln MKZ midsize sedans, 100 in the U.S. and the rest in Canada, equipped with engine block heaters. The insulation on the engine block heater cord has the potential to crack in temperatures of minus-4 (C) degrees or colder.
 

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So there is no fires being reported so far, but the MKZs have an engine fire issue. If an MKZ has both problems it sounds like a perfect storm. Never good to hear about recalls, but then it is also nice to hear that the recalls occur before there are any major accidents. Recalls are never a good thing for brand reputation though. people remember long after the recall has happened, and associate it with worse quality.
 

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well this will get every MKZ owner rattled up for a bit. Just drive away from ignition sources I would guess.

So for the black heater insulation, once its cracked open the exposed insides will catch fire?
 

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well hold on, its not that bad for MKZ. Do the math. There are 9 vehicles listed there, Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, 2 Police Interceptors, Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ.

If you divide the 465,000 vehicles by 9 you get 51,666 vehicles per model. No obviously that not the number of affected MKZ's becasue ford sells disproportionately more Explorers, Fusions and Taurus' than Lincoln sells MKZ's... So that likely is probably closer to 20 or 30,000 MKZs involved.
 

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I don't think that should make anyone feel better about the situation. It is not because less MKZs were affected as a percentage of all MKZs built. It just means less MKZs were affected than the better selling models, simply because the MKZ sold worse. The same percentage of MKZ owners will have the problem as Ford Fusion owners.
 

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Fuel Leak - it's for real!

Just purchased a 2013 "MKZ". I wish I would have read the posts here before making my decision to purchase this car. Unfortunately, I can confirm the issue with fuel odor and fuel leaking in the MKZ.

The first night after picking up the Z from the dealer, I smelled fuel in the car and then noticed fuel on my garage floor the next morning. The gas smell was very strong in the garage. I brought it back to the dealer. They kept it a day or two. They didn't inform me of the recall but said they fixed the issue which they thought was a loose O ring.

They filled up the tank for me and sent me on my way. Guess what, I smelled fuel in the car on the way home and yes, gas on my garage floor the next morning. My entire garage had a very heavy smell of gas, the smell made its way into the house!

Back to the dealer. They had the car for a few days and just called me to tell me the car was ready. This time the service guy mentioned something about a recall, I started to immediately research. I found my way to this site!

I really like this car and all the technology and styling. However, had I known about this issue, I would likely not have purchased it. :mad:
 

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Just purchased a 2013 "MKZ". I wish I would have read the posts here before making my decision to purchase this car. Unfortunately, I can confirm the issue with fuel odor and fuel leaking in the MKZ.

The first night after picking up the Z from the dealer, I smelled fuel in the car and then noticed fuel on my garage floor the next morning. The gas smell was very strong in the garage. I brought it back to the dealer. They kept it a day or two. They didn't inform me of the recall but said they fixed the issue which they thought was a loose O ring.

They filled up the tank for me and sent me on my way. Guess what, I smelled fuel in the car on the way home and yes, gas on my garage floor the next morning. My entire garage had a very heavy smell of gas, the smell made its way into the house!

Back to the dealer. They had the car for a few days and just called me to tell me the car was ready. This time the service guy mentioned something about a recall, I started to immediately research. I found my way to this site!

I really like this car and all the technology and styling. However, had I known about this issue, I would likely not have purchased it. :mad:
welcome aboard Holtzar. First things first, the dealership fixed the issue with the recall right? Maybe give it a bit more time before writing the vehicle off? I know it can be frustrating to have had a recall initiated so soon after purchase but don't let a little niggle detract from your enjoyment of the tech and styling.

How have things been post recall?
 

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Hopefully the problem doesn't come up again. Kind of surprised this is happening in the MKZ, could it be poor build quality that's the root cause of this? Japanese car makers don't seem to have this problem.
 

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Just purchased a 2013 "MKZ". I wish I would have read the posts here before making my decision to purchase this car. Unfortunately, I can confirm the issue with fuel odor and fuel leaking in the MKZ.

The first night after picking up the Z from the dealer, I smelled fuel in the car and then noticed fuel on my garage floor the next morning. The gas smell was very strong in the garage. I brought it back to the dealer. They kept it a day or two. They didn't inform me of the recall but said they fixed the issue which they thought was a loose O ring.

They filled up the tank for me and sent me on my way. Guess what, I smelled fuel in the car on the way home and yes, gas on my garage floor the next morning. My entire garage had a very heavy smell of gas, the smell made its way into the house!

Back to the dealer. They had the car for a few days and just called me to tell me the car was ready. This time the service guy mentioned something about a recall, I started to immediately research. I found my way to this site!

I really like this car and all the technology and styling. However, had I known about this issue, I would likely not have purchased it. :mad:
that is not good.. very dangerous.
 
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