Ford has announced a recall which is covering more than 200,000 units because of a possible rusty fuel tank issue.
A new recall announced by Ford is covering no less than 204,448 units of the Edge and the Lincoln MKX because of a problem with corrosion, which appears on the reinforcement brackets where the fuel tank is mounted onto the car. Owners of the affected vehicles will have to schedule an appointment with the dealer and to take their ride there in order to get the corrosion issue fixed. This will be made free of charge.
The affected vehicles are the 2007 and 2008 model years Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX and according to the North American based automaker, if the rust will build up on the brackets supporting the fuel tank, this might eat through the fuel tank itself, leading to fuel leaks and potential fires. The above mentioned vehicles have been put together between the 15th of June, 2006, and the 22nd of September, 2008. The recall is expected to begin soon and owners of these models will be notified by Ford. For any extra details on the subject, owners of the vehicles mentioned above should contact their local Ford representative.