Ford Motor Co. recalls nearly 226,000 of its ’05 models in the U.S. and Canada because of a fire risk. The recall is a result of faulty straps that adhere the fuel tank to the vehicle’s body and includes the Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans and Ford Freestyle cross/utility vehicle. The Five Hundred is touted by Ford as a bright star among its latest sedans, with production of 100,160 through October. The auto maker also is calling back 98,444 Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln ...
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