2012-'13 Ford Edge Recalled for Fuel Leaks That Could Pose Fire Risk
- Ford is recalling 27,933 2012-'13 Ford Edge vehicles equipped with 2.0-liter engines in the U.S. because of fuel leaks that could result in a fire.
- Ford told federal safety regulators that no accidents, injuries or fires have been linked to the recall.
- The recall is expected to begin on February 28.
WASHINGTON — Ford is recalling 27,933 2012-'13 Ford Edge vehicles equipped with 2.0-liter engines in the U.S. because of fuel leaks that could result in a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack as a result of an improper manufacturing process," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "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.
"A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire."
Ford told federal safety regulators that no accidents, injuries or fires have been linked to the recall.
The vehicles involved in the recall were built from September 2, 2010 through April 25, 2013.
The recall involves some Ford Edge vehicles that were recalled in 2012. Ford said it is aware of 24 additional warranty claims that reported fuel odor or a small fuel leak in vehicles built after Ford recalled the Edge in 2012.
Even though Ford said it has not received any warranty reports of fuel odor or leaks related to the fuel line pulse damper on the 2012 Edge vehicles that were previously recalled, Ford said it decided to include these vehicles in the new recall.
Ford dealers will replace the fuel line with one that does not have a damper. The recall is expected to begin on February 28. Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Edmunds says: Ford is reminding customers that all vehicles that were fixed under the previous recall need to be brought into the dealership for this new repair. In addition, if you have a problem with your 2012-'13 Edge before the recall begins, take it into the dealership immediately.