DEARBORN, Michigan – Ford is recalling 128,823 2009-’10 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX SUVs in North America because of a corrosion problem that could pose a fire risk, the automaker said on Wednesday.
The recall affects vehicles in cold-weather states and provinces.
Possible corrosion under the reinforcement brackets where the fuel tank is mounted to the vehicle may result in a fuel odor, fuel leak or check-engine light.
“A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire,” Ford said.
The company is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires linked to the recall.
Affected vehicles were built from September 11, 2008 through July 1, 201 at Ford’s Oakville Assembly Plant.
The majority of the vehicles are in the U.S.
Ford dealers will inspect the fuel tank and either repair or replace it. The recall is expected to begin the week of December 14, Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker told Edmunds.
Owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
No information about the recall has been posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it’s best to contact your dealer now.