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May092011

US Regulators Investigating Ford Pickup Trucks for Recall

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- More than two million Ford pickup trucks could be recalled due to a fuel tank problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Monday that steel belts around the fuel tank in the F-150 models from 1997 to 2001 can fracture from rusting. The group started conducting an investigation after complaints came in of the tanks dragging on the road and leaking fuel.

So far there have been two cases of F-150s exploding. There were no reported injuries in either incident.

There are an estimated 2.7 million Ford F-150 pickup trucks that could be affected by the recall.

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