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Recall roundup: 2012 Ford Edge for possible engine fire

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Recall roundup: 2012 Ford Edge for possible engine fire

Ford has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Edge equipped with the 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine because of a possible engine fire.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,499 units of the 2012 Ford Edge models will be affected by this recall and the vehicles which will have to be taken back to the dealers have been produced between the 2nd of September, 2010, and the 31st of October, 2011. The NHTSA says that the metal housing of the fuel line may crack because of a manufacturing defect and this can cause fuel leakage which might lead to an engine fire.

“The fuel line pulse damper housing could crack due to an improper manufacturing process. The cracked damper could result in fuel leakage, fuel odor, and could result in an engine compartment fire”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.

Owners of the 2012 Ford Edge will be announced soon and dealers will replace the defective part free of charge. The recall campaign will begin on the 24th of September, 2012. Owners of the model are encouraged to contact Ford at 866-436-7332 or the NHTSA at 888-327-4236.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 - filed under Ford, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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