Ford will be contacting the owners of certain 2010-2012 Ford Escape and 2010-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles regarding a problem that could result in a vehicle fire. On certain vehicles, the Fuel Delivery Module (FDM) could develop cracks in the fuel supply port. A fuel leak from the FDM may cause fuel odor or visible fuel on the ground under the fuel tank. Field data shows that vehicles in states with higher ambient temperatures are more likely to experience this problem.
Dealers will replace the FDM flange with one that has a redesigned fuel supply port. For more information about the problem, owners are asked to contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 16S41 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-777.