Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it’s recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire.

The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

The company says it traced the problem to rust under some mounting brackets. Ford says it knows of one fire due to the problem, but no crashes or injuries.

The SUVs are being recalled in 21 states and Washington, D.C., plus six Canadian provinces.

Dealers will inspect the fuel tanks and repair or replace them at no cost to owners.

 

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