SUVs manufactured by Ford are being recalled for a potential fuel leak issue. Ford recalled 2009 and 2010 Ford Edge SUVs and Lincoln MKX and includes approximately 129,000 vehicles. The vehicles are experiencing fuel leaks due to corrosion caused by highway salt sticking to the fuel tank. The fuel leak can cause the check engine light to be activated or could lead to a vehicle fire. The recall is voluntary, and there have not been any fires reported by consumers. Owners of the recalled vehicles should contact a dealer to have their fuel tank inspected and repaired if necessary free of charge.
Consumer products are responsible for thousands of injuries, illnesses, and deaths every year. Manufacturers of all consumer goods are required to produce items that are not potentially dangerous to individuals. Toys, electronics, food, and vehicles are recalled every year, and unfortunately, these recalls are often issued after an injury has occurred. Vehicle design flaws and mechanical defects are a couple of factors that lead to auto accidents, and with the proper representation, the automotive company can be held responsible. If you have been injured in an accident due to an unsafe vehicle, or other product, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis product liability attorney.
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