Federal regulators recently announced the recall of 27,933 Ford Edge crossovers. The NHTSA says that the 2012-2013 model crossovers with 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engines may have a manufacturing error that creates a fire risk.
A fuel line pulse damper on these vehicles is prone to crack and could cause a fuel leak. The automaker plans offering free repairs for its customers starting in February. The Los Angeles Times reports that no deaths or injuries have been reported in connection with this manufacturing defect.
A smaller recall was also issued by Acura, the Honda luxury brand. Acura is recalling 7,387 RLX sedans from 2014. Rear suspension bolts on these cars could come loose when the vehicles are taken to dealerships.
Nearly all of the RLX owners affected have been contacted and no injuries have been reported in connection with this recall. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is experiencing a massive Toyota recall for intended acceleration issues which first surfaced in the U.S.
Nearly 400,000 cars are being recalled in that country due to demands that the company installs a brake override system in its cars to prevent runaway vehicles.