Recall roundup: 2012 Ford Edge image

The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a recall for certain 2012 Edge crossovers because of a potential fire risk.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,499 units of the 2012 Ford Edge crossovers will be affected by this recall and owners of the model will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a potential fire risk. The NHTSA says that the affected Ford Edge crossovers have been produced between the 2nd of September 2012 and the 31st of October 2011, at the Oakville assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, and the models are equipped with 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines.

The feds say that the affected 2012 Ford Edge crossovers have a potential fire risk because of an improper manufacturing process for a fuel line pulse damper metal housing which might crack and this can lead to fuel odor, weepage or a continuous leak while the fuel system gets pressurized. If these problems are ignored, an ignition source might lead to a fire. 11 warranty claims for fuel leaks have been received so far but no accidents or injuries have been reported because of this problem. The safety campaign is expected to begin on the 24th of September, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 (#12S40) or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (#12V438000).