A defective fuel line pulse damper housing on the 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost is being recalled. The metal housing may crack as the result of a manufacturing defect, and cause an underhood fuel leakage and engine compartment fire. The new 2013 Ford Escape equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine was the subject of two recalls earlier this year for engine fires, one of which was the result of a fuel system leak. No recalls have yet been issued for the 2013 Escape equipped with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost.
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: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective part free of charge. The recall campaign begins on September 24, 2012. 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 to October 31, 2011.