A problem with the fuel line on certain examples of the Ford Edge has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall. The issue revolves around the metal housing on the fuel line pulse damper, which was apparently improperly manufactured in the first place and is prone to crack in certain circumstances, leading to a fuel leak. And as we all know, a fuel leak is not a good thing.

The problem affects model year 2012 and 2013 Edge crossovers equipped with the 2.0-liter engine and manufactured between September 2, 2010 and April 25, 2013 - a total of 27,933 units. Although the Lincoln MKX is closely related to the Edge, since it isn't offered with the same engine (to which the problem is related), the recall does not include the premium-badged version. See the recall notice below for further details.
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RECALL Subject : Fuel Leak from Cracking In The Fuel Pulse Damper
Report Receipt Date: JAN 06, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V002000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27,933
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

SUMMARY:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Edge vehicles manufactured from September 2, 2010, through April 25, 2013, and 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 replace the fuel line with one that does not have a damper, free of charge. The safety recall is scheduled to begin on February 28, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13S13. IMPORTANT: This recall supersedes recall 12V-438. All vehicles that have been remedied under the previous recall need to have the current remedy applied.

NOTES:
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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      jmj7741
      • 11 Months Ago
      FORD( FIX OR REPAIR DAILY)
      That Guy
      • 11 Months Ago
      Typical Ford. Why fix it right the first time? Hopefully it doesn't take 7 times like it did with the 1.6 egoboost
        HAT1701D
        • 11 Months Ago
        @That Guy
        I think you mean design and build it right the first time......................
          That Guy
          • 11 Months Ago
          @HAT1701D
          This is Ford we're talking about. That would be asking FAR too much. That is why they force their customers to beta test their marijuana induced pipe dreams (MyFord Touchy, Egoboost, this tin can F150, etc)
      m_2012
      • 11 Months Ago
      I hope Ford has found another fuel line supplier. This debacle over fuel lines over multiple models has hopefully buried whatever supplier into the pits of bankruptcy.
      lorepod
      • 11 Months Ago
      So what. Every vehicle manufacturer has had or will have recalls. Give them credit for recognizing a problem and fixing it.
      imag
      • 11 Months Ago
      Here boys! Time to come on in! Supper's waiting! (just don't tell them they are going to the vet)
      one_old_crow
      • 11 Months Ago
      Same old thing with Ford! They try to make their cars look so good on commericials. Maybe they ought to take the money the spend on advertising, and try to make a better car with less problems.
      linuxaddict7
      • 11 Months Ago
      This Is going to keep owners on edge.
      bemr1954
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wow...this has to have customers on edge
        The Friendly Grizzly
        • 11 Months Ago
        @bemr1954
        Yep. I wonder if the lines are flexing too much? Or maybe it's the fusion between the line and the pump? :-{)}}
      MACHRAZOR
      • 11 Months Ago
      Fuel line problems seem to be escalating lately. Silverado/ gmc truck owners have 370k reasons to complain. What is going on?
      MACHRAZOR
      • 11 Months Ago
      Hugogoon, It`s the fuel lines genius. Don`t get caught up in media propaganda.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 11 Months Ago
      What a shock, Another EcoBOOM recall.
      David
      • 11 Months Ago
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