Looks like the Escape isn't the only Ford crossover with the potential for fires down below. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that 5,499 Edge models are being recalled due to a fuel line issue. All of the affected vehicles were built between September 2, 2010 and October 31, 2011.

According to the NHTSA report, "The fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack as a result of an improper manufacturing process." This means that the fuel line can leak, and we don't need to tell you why that's a bad thing.

The official recall campaign is expected to begin later this month, at which point Ford will notify owners and dealers will repair the affected vehicles free of charge. Scroll down to read the full NHTSA report.
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Vehicle Make / Model: FORD / EDGE
Model Year(s): 2012
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Mfr's Report Date: SEP 04, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V438000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,499

Summary

Ford is recalling certain 2012 Edge vehicles manufactured from September 2, 2010, through October 31, 2011, equipped with 2.0L engines. The fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack as a result of an improper manufacturing process. A cracked fuel line pulse damper housing may result in a combination of fuel odor, weepage, or a continuous leak while the fuel system is pressurized.

Consequence

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about September 24, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.

Notes

Ford's recall campaign number is 12S40. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      SheldonRoss
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmm It's been fuel lines on two different model lines, at what point does Ford give that supplier the axe? One time fluke, and you put fixes in place? Ok I might give you another chance, but this problem seems endemic.
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Come on Ford. I've been pulling for you guys for years and even own your stock. Please get your act together soon.
      michigan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Way to go Ford! Still waiting for the recall notice for the CVH engine with the dropped valve seats. Remember that one? Care to show all your development test data showing how this problem was detected and fixed before it went to market?
      Jason Alan Sipes
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's with all the hate on Ford? The fact that they came out about this truthfully and up front to the public and recalled the vehicles as soon as it was known should be applauded. Would you rather they not recall them at all and ignore the problem and make sure it never goes public so they don't hurt their image? No vehicle is perfect they are all going to have problems and fixing these problems now is the only way to get around them. This problem has to do with a metal casing manufactured improperly which is most likely the fault of a shoddy supplier rather than Ford. You guys can go ahead and live in your fantasy world where ignoring problems and not going public with them for a decade equals good quality.
        michigan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Alan Sipes
        Ignore the problem, you mean like they did with the CVH engine? What a fine upstanding humanitarian company they are
        Jack
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Alan Sipes
        Ford stalled a recall and repairs on cruise switches for potential fires for nearly two decades. They also recalled F150s for airbags that were unexpectedly exploding and injuring drivers only after they were pressured by the government. Ford is just as guilty of being repair lazy. They're not holier than any other manufacturer.
          Rob J
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jack
          So being no holier than any other auto maker means that people saying they are the worst auto maker makes a whole lot of sense.
          leo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jack
          well said
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        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        So let me guess, if you had the means, you wouldn't buy a Lamborghini or a Ferrari either?
      • 2 Years Ago
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        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        LOL really! Have you seen the mess Toyo and Honda have been with quality?
        Gilly
        • 2 Years Ago
        you do know Ford wasnt bailed out, right?...
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gilly
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        leo
        • 2 Years Ago
        what are you rambling about, he did, it's only lately that Ford is recalling for issues with less than 10k cars sold. previously they would have waited about a decade before recalling due to bad publicity, bow they do it early to show they are committed to their cars and they do care to fix the issue early hopefully it is just that an incorrect manufacturing process, cause it could be a design issue and that will require much more $$ to fix. but you can never be sure how the wording is spun on these defects. this coming form a Nissan/Infiniti fan, not a ford fan
        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        Huh? I assume by your screen name you are not a domestic fan. What Ford has accomplished in the last 5 years can be accredited to Mullay. Does LeBron or Mullay employee more people in this country??? So, to see Ford succeed is a true measure of performance for Mullay. LeBron got his ring in what season since he was drafted??? Hopefully the point is being made. Not every vehicle is going to produce awesome returns, but I will say their products are much better then a decade ago. Compare like subjects not two different ones son.
        frost54661
        • 2 Years Ago
        Please don't start with Steve Jobs and Apple Computer..... Apple delivers the goods, while avoiding to pay taxes.
      Eddy Bobby
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nobody was hurt. It's was a supplier's problem, not Ford. I'm happy that Ford mans up and takes out a potential issues before it becomes a real issue. It's something the Japanese have never learned. Ford is what all other manufacturers should be like. If vehicles have problems, a good company will not take 5-10 years to addresses them. Ford vehicles are tested over and over again before ever releasing it to the public to make sure owners aren't sold defective products. Ford is a great, honest company. Good job, Ford. You're doing what you've always done...the right thing.
        michigan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Eddy Bobby
        "I'm happy that Ford mans up and takes out a potential issues before it becomes a real issue. It's something the Japanese have never learned. Ford is what all other manufacturers should be like. If vehicles have problems, a good company will not take 5-10 years to addresses them. Ford vehicles are tested over and over again before ever releasing it to the public to make sure owners aren't sold defective products. Ford is a great, honest company. Good job, Ford. You're doing what you've always done...the right thing" I hope you're joking. Go read up on the CVH engine and read your comments again
      @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd still rather have a flaming Ford than support a foreign auto company.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Edge is a bulletproof vehicle all made by hard working American hands. Our Asian owned government is just trying to trim sales of the last, true American automaker we still have.
      RearDiff
      • 2 Years Ago
      We'll see more and more of this as automakers try to toy-up weak 4 banger engines with strap on power enhancers that just increase heat and wear. No way I even consider buying one... and resale on one of these autos with more than 50k miles will be a mere shadow of MSRP.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RearDiff
        Dang new fangled turboboosters.They're bad! There's no replacement for displacement! Maybe one day when turbo's have been around for awhile and aren't new. Oh, right.....
      EJD1984
      • 2 Years Ago
      Are there any leftover Pinto engineers still at Ford?
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