Recall roundup: Ford and Acura recall more than 35,000 vehicles
A number of Acuras are being recalled for loose bolts, as are some Fords with faulty fuel lines.
Federal safety regulators have announced that they’re recalling vehicles from Acura and Ford to fix issues with loose bolts and a faulty fuel line, respectively.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling 27,933 Ford Edge crossovers from 2012-2013. The agency says a damper in the fuel line housing may crack due to faulty manufacturing. Should this occur, the potential fuel leak could cause the Edge to catch on fire.
The issue only affects models with the smaller, 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engines, the NHTSA said.
No accidents or injuries have been reported in connection with the recall, Ford said in a statement. The automaker said it will notify owners of vehicles subject to the recall in February and that dealers will install a new fuel line without the affected damper free of charge.
Meanwhile, Honda’s Acura brand is recalling 7,387 of its flagship RLX sedans from 2014.
The recall is to fix a loose bolt that attaches a piece of the rear suspension to the car’s frame. The bolt may become loose during transportation of the cars to dealerships, the NHTSA said.
No accidents or injuries have been reported in connection with this issue. Nearly all owners of affected vehicles have been notified, Honda spokesman Chris Martin said. Dealers will replace the bolts free of charge.
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