Ford Motor Co. has recalled some of its 2012 Edge vehicles because of concerns that the fuel line could leak and potentially cause a fire. The recall affects about 5,500 vehicles made between Sept. 2, 2010, and Oct. 31, 2011.The Edge is a midsized SUV, and the affected vehicles have 2-liter engines. The problem is caused by a part in the fuel line that could crack. If it did, the smell of gas would probably be noticeable, and fuel leaks might also appear. Those conditions could cause a fire under the hood.
In the group of vehicles being recalled the housing of a part called the fuel line pulse damper may crack because of a manufacturing defect. Such cracks can result in fuel leaks when the fuel system is under pressure, and fuel leaks can increase the risk of a fire. Under the recall Ford dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or about Sept. 24. Customers may contact Ford Motor Co. at 866-436-7332.
Ford blamed the recall on faulty manufacturing by a parts supplier. Ford will notify owners by mail with instructions to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer. If the vehicle needs to be fixed, the dealer will do the repair for free. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, Sept. 24. Ford, based in Dearborn, Mich., said it is aware of 12 cases of fuel leaks after examining warranty claims. No accidents, injuries or fires have been reported.
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