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Ford Motor Corporation announced an automobile recall of approximately 1,500 SUVs. The recall includes: 2008 Explorers, Explorer Sport Tracks and Mercury Mountaineer Sport Utility Vehicles that are equipped with 4.6 liter engines and 6R transmissions due to a fire hazard.

A bolt that is used to secure the oil cooler line fittings within the transmissions may not have been properly tightened before leaving the Ford assembly plant. If the bolt were to loosen, the transmission cooler lines can leak fluid on to the vehicle’s catalytic converter which poses a fire risk to consumers.

Consumers are advised to contact a local Ford dealer who will inspect the transmission cooler lines and tighten them properly.

For more information on this subject and other defective products please visit our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.

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