Ford and the National Highway Traffic Administration have issued a recall surrounding 2012 model year Ford Edge crossovers. According to their official press release, the around 5,499 potential Ford Edges have a faulty fuel line housing.
The housing can crack due to an apparent improper manufacturing process. As a result, a leak can occur when the fuel system is under pressure (i.e. starting and/or running the vehicle). That alone is a fire hazard, hence the recall.
Ford of course said that owners will be notified and affected vehicles will be repaired free of charge.
For full details, check out the press release after the jump.
Vehicle Make / Model: FORD / EDGE
Model Year(s): 2012
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
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.
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
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.
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.
– By: Chris Chin