Ford isn’t catching a break. After issuing its third recall for the all-new Escape SUV this month, the automaker has now announced a recall for the 2012 Edge. The recall is due to a fuel line issue that may result in vehicle fires.
A total of 5,499 Edge crossovers are affected by the recall. The affected SUVs were built between Sept. 2, 2010 and Oct. 31, 2011. The recall applies only to 2012 Ford Edge models equipped with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines.
According to a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2012 Ford Edge recall is a result of a manufacturing error that may cause the fuel line pulse damper metal housing to crack. This problem may cause a fuel line to leak, which poses a risk of fire.
The 2012 Ford Edge recall is expected to begin around Sept. 24. Ford will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and dealers will fix the vehicles free of charge. In the meantime, owners can contact Ford’s Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332 or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
Take a look at recall information for the 2013 Escape, which also involved several fire hazards.
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