DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling 45,505 vehicles in the U.S., including the 2014-'15 Ford Fiesta, for a fuel-pump problem that may lead to a stalling risk, the automaker said in a statement on Wednesday.
Ford said a problem with the nickel plating on the fuel pump may cause it to seize.
"If the fuel pump seizes, a vehicle may not start or may stall while driving," it said. "An engine stall without warning while driving increases the risk of a crash."
Ford said it is aware of one allegation of an accident that may be linked to the recall.
Another 4,618 affected vehicles are in Canada and 34 are in Mexico.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment. But if you have an immediate concern, contact your dealer now.