Porsche’s Macan and Ford’s Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers have been recalled to address defects that could lead to fuel leaks.
In more than 18,000 examples of the Ford Edge and Lincoln’s mechanically-similar MKX, corrosion caused by road salt could create a hole in the fuel tank, allowing fuel and/or fuel vapour to leak from it. Ford says that in the absence of visual evidence, symptoms include a check engine light, and the smell of gasoline in and around the vehicle. Dealers will inspect all of the 2009 and 2010 vehicles covered by the recall and repair or replace the fuel tank where necessary.
Porsche’s recall affects about 3,500 examples of the Macan, in both S and Turbo trim levels. Here, a low-pressure fuel line in the engine compartment may spring a leak, and the proximity to hot engine components could lead to a fire. Porsche’s dealers will install an improved fuel line.