Failure to inspect and, if necessary, repair fuel leaks after a collision may increase the risk of fire and serious injury. Ford Motor Company recommends that the fuel system be inspected by an authorized dealer after any collision.
In the event of a moderate to severe collision, this vehicle includes a fuel pump shut-off feature that stops the flow of fuel to the engine. Not every impact will cause a shut-off.
Should your vehicle shut off after a collision, you may restart your vehicle. For vehicles equipped with a push button start system:
- Press the START/STOP button to switch off the ignition.
- Press the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or the clutch pedal (manual transmission) and press the START/STOP button to switch on the ignition.
- Remove your foot from the brake or clutch pedal and press the START/STOP button to switch off the ignition.
- Press the brake or clutch pedal and the START/STOP button, or switch on the ignition only by pressing the START/STOP button without pressing the brake or clutch pedal. Both ways re-enable the fuel system.
When you try to restart your vehicle after a fuel shutoff, the vehicle makes sure that various systems are safe to restart. Once your vehicle determines that the systems are safe, then the vehicle will allow you to restart.
In the event that your vehicle does not restart after your third attempt, contact an authorized dealer.