Ford Recalls 205,000 SUVs In Cold Weather States Over Gas Tank Issues

A majority of the recalls we’ve written about lately revolve around vehicles in humid areas of the United States. Not wanting to leave anyone out, Ford’s latest recall concerns nearly 205,000 vehicles located in cold weather states.

Ford announced today the recall of 204,448 model year 2007 to 2008 Edges and Lincoln MKX vehicles for an issue that could cause corrosion in the fuel tanks.

Officials with Ford say the reinforcement brackets located where the fuel tank is mounted to the vehicle can become corroded, leading to a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

So far, Ford has been made aware of one fire related to the problem, but no crashes or injuries.

The recall applies only to vehicles that are currently registered or were originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.

Ford will notify owners of the affected vehicles and dealers will inspect the fuel tank.

Ford Issues Safety Recall For Certain 2007-2008 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX Vehicles In North America For Potential Fuel Tank Issue [Ford]