Following a series of embarrassing recalls on its new 2013 Escape compact SUV with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine, Ford now has to deal with a recall on its 2012 Edge midsize crossover equipped with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The number of Edge models affected by this recall is much smaller than the two Escape recalls, which affected 7600 units and 11,500 units, respectively. Ford says the housings were incorrectly manufactured, and the fuel line pulse damper housing could crack, causing fuel leakage and the possibility of an engine compartment fire. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost is a $995 option on Edge SE, SEL and Limited models.
The Problem: 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.
The Fix: Owners will be notified, and dealers will replace the defective part free of charge. The recall campaign will begin on September 24, 2012. Owners of the affected vehicles can call Ford at 866-436-7332, or NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotlline at 888-327-4236.
Number of Units Affected: 5499 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost models manufactured from September 2, 2010 through October 31, 2011.