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German Subsidiary of Ford Recalling Thousands of Mondeo Models

April 13, 1995

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ The German subsidiary of the U.S-based Ford Motor Co., is recalling 9,500 Mondeo sedans to install a ground cable on the fuel tank filler neck, the company said Thursday.

Spokesman Thomas Wuesten said the recall affects 1995 four-door Mondeo models in what he called a preemptive service measure.

Letters have been sent to owners of the cars since the end of March, advising them of the recall, Wuesten said.

He cited a similar measure taken by General Motors Corp.’s German unit Opel in February, because of sparks from static electricity in some instances causing a flare during refueling. No injuries were reported in those cases.

Wuesten said there had been no such cases with the Mondeo, but that the company wanted to ensure any ``remaining risk″ is eliminated.

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