<p>This Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, photo, shows a blue oval Ford sign above the entrance to Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. Ford announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, that the company is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries. The recall covers trucks from 2004 through 2006 in the U.S. and Canada. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)</p>
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 412,000 older SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leaks that could cause fires.
The recall covers certain 2010 to 2012 Ford Escapes and 2010 to 2011 Mercury Mariners with 3-liter flex-fuel V6 engines.
Ford says a fuel supply part can develop a crack and leak gasoline that could catch fire. A company statement says it's not aware of any accidents, fires or injuries caused by the problem. Most of the recalled SUVs are in North America.
Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module flange assembly at no cost to owners. Ford says customers will be notified by the week of December 12.
Ford says owners who smell gasoline or suspect problems should contact their dealer.
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