Recall: 2012 Ford Edge for Leaking Fuel
Only EcoBoost models with the 2.0-liter engine are affected.
On 2012 models with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, the metal housing of the fuel line's pulse damper may crack, causing fuel odors, leakage, and potentially a fire. The pulse damper keeps the fuel from sloshing back and forth in the line when the engine's injectors open and close.
In May, Ford said it found 11 warranty claims for fuel leaks on Edge models with this engine. Dealers will replace the fuel line, if necessary, beginning on Sept. 24 (Ford said certain cars with specific part numbers are not affected and will not need to be replaced). To be sure, Edge owners should call Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Ford has recalled the compact 2013 Escape crossover three times this year, including for fuel line leaks on the smaller 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine.
This must be a suppliers issue. Direct injection isn't that new and the damper must be in the same area as the fuel injectors, ie working under a high pressure (2000psi) fuel line.
Of course leaking dampers have been problematic for other vehicles like the 3rd generation Mazda RX7.... so its wonder that its still a problem for any manufacturer today.
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