Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 225,000 vehicles because of fire risks.
Vehicles involved in the recall are from the 2005 model year and include the Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis and Montego sedans.
Ford reports that it is recalling 127,000 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans and Freestyle wagons because the straps that secure the fuel tank to the vehicle body may break, causing the fuel tank and fuel tank heat shield to drop onto the drive-shaft or exhaust system.
This could cause a fuel leak and result in a fire.
The automaker is recalling 98,000 Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car and Mercury Grand Marquis sedans because on certain vehicles the battery cable may scrape on an attaching bolt and could lead to a fire.