Back in 2012, Ford recalled 5,499 units of its Edge crossover due to a problem with the fuel line. The Blue Oval has now expanded that recall to include 2013 models, increasing the number of affected vehicles to 27,933.
To note, those Edges affected by the 2012 recall are also include in this new one, regardless of whether the original recall was performed or not. As such, some Edge owners will end up having to bring in their Edge twice for the same recall.
The problem: according to a bulletin posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem with the 2012-2013 Ford Edge is in the metal housing around the fuel line pulse damper. The housing may crack over time due to the way the equipment was built and installed, with the cracks possibly resulting in a gas odor, fuel leaks, or something in-between, depending on the severity of the crack. The possible dangers of a leak in a vehicle’s fuel line is a serious hazard, since — in the worst-case scenario — it can start a fire if the fuel were to come in direct contact with the ignition source.
Affected vehicles: 2012-2013 Ford Edge crossovers manufactured between September 2, 2010 and April 25, 2013 equipped with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: 27,933.
The fix: Ford will begin notifying owners of the recall on February 28, 2014. After receiving the recall notice, owners should take their Edge to a Ford dealer, where the fuel line will be replaced with one without a damper. The fix will be performed free of charge.
Contacts: owners can contact Ford at 866-436-7332 (Ford recall #13S13) or the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 (campaign 14V002000).