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Ford Recalls Edge, Lincoln MKX for Fire Risk

October 28, 2015

Photo of Ford Edge by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo of Ford Edge by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 110,636 2009-2010 model-year Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles in the U.S. so dealers can fix potential fuel tank problems arising from road salt-related corrosion.

Exposure to road salt can result in corrosion under the reinforcement brackets where the fuel tank is mounted to the vehicle.

“This condition might result in a fuel odor, fuel leak or a check engine light,” Ford said in a released statement about the recall. “A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.”

Ford, however, noted it isn’t aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to this condition. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and either repair or replace it at no cost to the customer.

The recall covers 2009-2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles built at Ford’s Oakville Assembly Plant from Sept. 11, 2008, through July 1, 2010. These vehicles are currently registered in, or were originally sold in, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

There are a total of 128,823 vehicles at risk for the problem in North America, including 18,187 in Canada. Ford is also issuing a recall in Canada.

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