The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is issuing a recall on 2012 Ford Edge models equipped with the EcoBoost 2.0-liter engine for a defective fuel line pulse damper housing. The metal housing may crack as the result of a manufacturing defect, the faulty housing could cause fuel leakage under the hood, resulting in a telltale gasoline odor, and could result in an engine fire. This follows several recalls on the 2013 Ford Escape equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. So far, no recalls have been issued for Escape models equipped with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is a $995 option on Edge SE, SEL and Limited models.
The Problem: The fuel line pulse damper housing could crack due to an improper manufacturing process. The cracked damper could result in fuel leakage, fuel odor, and could result in an engine compartment fire.
The Fix: Owners will be notified, and dealers will replace the defective part free of charge. The recall campaign will begin on September 24, 2012. 2012 Edge owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332, or NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotlline at 888-327-4236.
Number of Units Affected: 5499 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost models manufactured from September 2, 2010 through October 31, 2011.
Thanks to: Motor Trend