Ford Motor Co. has announced that it is recalling nearly 46,000 2012-2013 Edge SUVs with 2,0 liter engines after it was discovered that the fuel line pulse damper metal housing could rupture as a result of an “improper manufacturing process."
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “This could cause a leak, which in turn could cause a fire if there is an ignition source.”
There recall affects 27,000 vehicles sold in the US as well as 3,400 SUVs in Canada, 13,500 in the Asia Pacific region, and another 900 scattered throughout the rest of the world.
In addition, the auto manufacturer is recalling approximately 400 Explorer SUVs from 2011-2012 which “ may have been serviced with a suspect steering gear,” stating that a “a software error could contribute to a situation in which the steering could lock, causing an increase risk of crashing.”
To date, not accidents have been reported with either the Edge or Explorer due to these recall issues.
For more information, consumers can contact the NHTSA at 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Bldg., Washington DC 20590 888 327-4236, or Ford direct at 800 392-3673 Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm, Sat. 9am-5:30pm.