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Ford Recalls 5,400 Edge Models

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On: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 2:59PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Ford Recalls 5,400 Edge Models

Ford has had a rough go as of late, and this newest addition of their recall list will not help to make things any better. 5,499 examples of 2012 Edge models manufactured between September 02, 2010 - October 31, 2011 are being called back to the home office because a pulse damper on the fuel line apparently has a propensity to crack under pressure. Obviously if a fuel line cracks, it can (and more than likely will) leak fuel which can lead to a fire.

Ford will begin notifying owners this week, and will repair the defective fuel line free of charge. Owners can call Ford at 1-866-436-7332 with questions or to schedule a repair. Read on for the full report.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Ford / Edge2012
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Mfr's Report Date:Sep 04, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V438000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
Potential Number of Units Affected:5,499

Summary:

Ford is recalling certain 2012 Edge vehicles manufactured from September 2, 2010, through October 31, 2011, equipped with 2.0L engines. The fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack as a result of an improper manufacturing process. A cracked fuel line pulse damper housing may result in a combination of fuel odor, weepage, or a continuous leak while the fuel system is pressurized.

Consequence:

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Remedy:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about September 24, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.

Notes:

Ford's recall campaign number is 12S40. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.




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