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Ford recalling vehicles to fix gas tank leaks


October 30, 2014
By The Associated Press

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Oct. 30, 2014 – Ford is 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 said it traced the problem to rust under some mounting brackets in areas where salt is used to clear snow from the roads.

Ford said it knows of one fire due to the problem, but no crashes or injuries.

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The SUVs are being recalled in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. Also covered are the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.

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