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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ford is recalling several of its vehicles because of a potential fire hazard.

The recall affects 2012 Taurus' and Lincoln MKS' as well as 2013 Ford Explorers.

The United States Department of Transportation said the fuel tanks may have a marginally sealed seam in the side of the gas tank, which may not be strong enough in a crash Thay may also leak which could cause a fire.

Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect fuel tanks and replace then as needed for free.

The USDOT website has more information on the recall.