Ford and Lincoln are in the recall bin for today with the Edge and MKX models. Approximately 205,000 units are being recalled over problems with corrosion, a.k.a. rust, specifically with the fuel tank. And already, that’s a huge red flag.
According to the find, the reinforcement brackets for the fuel tank can corrode, possibly leading to a ruptured fuel tank or mounting problems. Should a problem occur, the cars would have a serious fire risk. But thankfully, Ford reports that there have been no incidents or injuries from this problem.
Dealers will inspect cars with issues and will replace the fuel tank and its associated brackets as necessary.
Check out the press release after the jump.
FORD ISSUES SAFETY RECALL FOR CERTAIN 2007-2008 FORD EDGE AND LINCOLN MKX VEHICLES IN NORTH AMERICA FOR POTENTIAL FUEL TANK ISSUE
OCT 29, 2014 | DEARBORN, MICH.
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 205,000 (actual 204,448) 2007-2008 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles in corrosion states and provinces in North America for 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. 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 this condition, with no injuries and no accidents.
Affected vehicles include certain 2007-2008 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles built at Oakville Assembly, from June 15, 2006 to Sept. 22, 2008. Ford is aware of 186,024 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, and 18,424 vehicles in Canada.
Affected vehicles include those that are currently registered or were originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.
Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and either replace or repair it at no cost to the customer.