Corrosion Leading to Fuel Leaks Prompts Recall from Ford

Corrosion Leading to Fuel Leaks Prompts Recall from Ford
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November 4, 2015

Ford is issuing a recall for vehicles susceptible to corrosion in cold weather climates.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles. Due to corrosion from salt water exposure such as from road salt use, the affected vehicles may leak fuel from the fuel tank seam weld under the tank mounting reinforcement brackets. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

The recall applies only to vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

Ford is including about 111,000 vehicles in the recall.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and either clean and treat the fuel tank with a corrosion preventative or replace the tank, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 14, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.