Ford Recall Roundup: Edge, Explorer, E-Series Called Back for Various Safety Concerns
Ford is issuing three separate recalls for the Edge crossover, Explorer crossover, and E-Series vans to fix a variety of potential safety hazards. The biggest recall affects 2012 and 2013 model year Edge crossovers equipped with 2.0-liter engines. In these vehicles, a fuel system leak may cause a fire. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a manufacturing process error may cause the fuel line pulse damper metal housing to crack. No crashes or injuries related to the problem have surfaced. The recall, affecting around 27,800 vehicles in the U.S., is scheduled to begin February 28. In the meantime, owners can contact (866) 436-7332 for further details. In other Ford recall news, the automaker is also calling back certain 2011 and 2012 Explorers to replace potentially faulty steering gears. These gears may lock, preventing the driver from steering the car properly. This recall begins January 24. The number to call for more information is (800) 392-3673. Finally, Ford is recalling 2011 E-150, E-250, E-350, and E-450 vans because of a manufacturing error. The windshields in these vehicles may end up forming "bubbles" if left too long in hot temperatures. This Ford recall is expected to begin on or around January 27, according to a recent recall statement. Contact (866) 436-7332 for more info on this recall. All repairs will be conducted free of charge at Ford dealerships. Owners can visit www.safercar.gov for information on all vehicle recalls in the U.S. Source: NHTSA
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