2007-'08 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX Recalled for Fire Risk | Edmunds

2007-'08 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX Recalled for Fire Risk

DEARBORN, MichiganFord Motor Co. is recalling 204,448 2007-'08 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossover vehicles in North America to correct a problem that may lead to a fire risk, the automaker said on Wednesday.

There may be possible corrosion under the reinforcement brackets where the fuel tank is mounted to the vehicle.

"This condition may result in a fuel odor, fuel leak or potentially a check engine light," Ford said. "A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire."

Ford is aware of one fire that may be related to the recall, but no injuries or accidents.

The affected vehicles were built at the Oakville Assembly Plant from June 15, 2006 to September 22, 2008.

The vehicles are being recalled in 22 states, mostly in the Northeast and Midwest and six Canadian provinces.

Ford dealers will inspect the fuel tank and either replace or repair it. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Owners should look for an official recall notice in the mail sometime in the next 60 days. In the meantime, if you are experiencing a problem with your vehicle, take it into your dealership immediately.

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