Ford Recalls 186,024 Vehicles in Salt Belt States due to Fuel Tank Leaks

Ford has recalled 186,042 older model vehicles due to a fuel tank leak caused by corrosion.  The recall affects the 2007-2008 model Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge vehicles.  These vehicles were manufactured from June 15, 2006 to September 22, 2008 and originally sold or currently registered in the “Salt Belt States”.  These states include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 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.  Due to corrosion from salt water exposure when road salt is used in icy and snowy conditions, the affected vehicles’ fuel tanks will begin to corrode from the fuel tank seam weld under the tank mounting reinforcement brackets.  This fuel leak increases the risk of an automobile fire.

Ford will notify owners.  The remedy is currently being developed.  The recall is expected to begin on December 8, 2014.  Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.  Ford’s number for this recall is 14S22.

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