Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall in the U.S. for nearly 28,000 Edge crossover vehicles due to a possibility of the damper in the fuel line cracking and causing fuel leaks. The recall involves the 2012 and 2013 models of the Ford Edge with 2.0-liter engines. All of the vehicles subject to the recall were manufactured between September 2010 and April 2013.
According to Ford, an improper production process could cause cracks in the damper, which in turn could result in fuel odor or leakage. When fuel leaks, the vehicle can catch on fire. Ford became aware of the issue with the Edge vehicles through warranty claims. Ford has not received any reports of fires or injuries related to cracks in the fuel line. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified next month and Ford dealers will make the necessary repairs at no charge to owners.
Ford recalls 27,933 Edge crossovers, www.palmbeachpost.com January 15, 2013
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