More bad news for Ford owners, if the recent recalls on the Escape weren’t enough to make you reconsider buying a Ford model, the problems just keep on coming. Ford has issued a recall on the 2012 Ford Edge that contains the 2.0L EcoBoost engine. This is due to the same fire hazard potential that may occur with the fuel line pulse damper due to improper manufacturing practices.
Approximately 5,499 Ford Edge EcoBoost models are affected by this recall. They were manufactured between September 2, 2010 and October 31, 2011.
If the part malfunctions, it can be subjected to cracking that could result in one of few things:
- Prominent fuel odor within the vehicle
- Fuel leakage
- Engine compartment fire
It is unclear whether this issue is a result of using the same supplier that initiated the recalls for the Ford Escape, but it is serious enough to warrant the recall of several thousand vehicles.
The EcoBoost 2.0 recall is scheduled to go into effect as of today, September 24th. Ford will notify all owners of the affected vehicles and it is advisable to bring it to your local dealership. They will look over your vehicle and determine if any replacement parts are needed – if so, the parts will be replaced at no additional charge. With the nature of this EcoBoost 2.0 recall, it is worth having your Edge looked at sooner rather than later.
If you do not receive an EcoBoost 2.0 recall notice, but want to see if your vehicle is subject – you can call the Ford help line at 1-866-436-7332 to see if your particular vehicle is at risk.