Ford Recalls Some 2012 Ford Edge SUVs
UNDATED (AP) — Ford is recalling some of its 2012 Edge vehicles because of concerns that the fuel line could leak and potentially cause a fire.
The recall affects about 5,500 vehicles. The problem is caused by a part in the fuel line that could crack. If it did, the smell of gas would probably be noticeable, and fuel leaks might also appear. Those conditions could cause a fire under the hood. The Edge is a midsized SUV, and the affected vehicles have 2-liter engines.
Ford blamed faulty manufacturing by a parts supplier.
Ford will notify owners to take their vehicle to a dealer and it will do any necessary repairs for free. Ford says it's aware of 12 cases of fuel leaks. No accidents, injuries or fires have been reported.
Meanwhile, Government safety regulators are investigating Ford's Crown Victoria police cars due to complaints about defective steering columns.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe affects about 195,000 cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years.
The government has gotten three complaints that part of the steering column can separate and cause loss of steering control. No crashes or injuries were reported.
Investigators will determine if the cars have a safety defect and whether a recall is needed. So far the vehicles haven't been recalled.
The Crown Victoria was been the police car of choice in the U.S. for 15 years before Ford Motor Co. stopped making it at the end of 2011. It controlled 70 percent of the police car market and averaged sales of 50,000 annually.