Ford recalls 2006-10 Ford Edge and 08-10 Lincoln MKX vehicles over fuel leaks caused by salt water exposure

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Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured September 11, 2008, to July 1, 2010, and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 23, 2008, to July 1, 2010, originally sold in, or currently registered 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 the District of Columbia. Due to corrosion from salt water exposure such as from road salt use, the affected vehicles may leak fuel from the fuel tank seam weld under the tank mounting reinforcement brackets.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Approximately 110,000 vehicles are affected by the recall.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and either clean and treat the fuel tank with a corrosion preventative or replace the tank, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 14, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA sued over alleged defect in 2003- 2009 W211 gasoline E-Class Mercedes-Benz vehicles

Mercedes-Benz USA (“MBUSA”) was sued in a class action on behalf of Texas, Virginia and Georgia owners of 2003- 2009 W211 gasoline E-Class Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Plaintiffs bring the action to remedy Defendants’ unlawful actions in connection with the design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of these vehicles.  As alleged, due to undisclosed defects in the fuel tank, fuel sending unit, and evaporation tubes, the vehicles in question have underlying problems that result in gasoline vapor leaks inside the vehicle cabin and liquid gasoline leaks outside of the vehicle.

Daimler designed and manufactured over 300,000 gasoline E-Class vehicles for model years 2003-2009, which were shipped to the United States and sold by MBUSA. The models include the E350, E500, E550, E55 AMG, and E63 AMG.

Due to defects in the design and/or manufacturing, the vehicles at issue are prone to emit gasoline fumes into the cabin and leak raw gasoline from the gas tank outside of the vehicle. The defect is contained in or around the evaporation tubes located in the gasoline tank, which causes either or both the gasoline fumes to emanate from the tank and the liquid gasoline to leak out of the tank The gasoline leaks from the evaporation tubes and pools on top of the fuel sending units. Vehicle owners have also experienced raw gasoline pool underneath their vehicles. Others have had interior rear seats ruined by leaking gasoline. Owners have also experienced strong odors of gasoline in the closed confines of the vehicle cabins.

  •  Class:  All current and former former owners and lessees of 2003-2009 Mercedes-Benz E350, E500, E550, E55 AMG, and E63 AMG that reside in Texas, Virginia or Georgia