Ford has issued a stop-sale on the new 2015 Ford Edge.
In the affected vehicles, water can seep in through a sheetmetal joint in the front pillar, right behind the hood hinge. If this happens, water enters the cabin by the lower A-pillar, just behind the lower dash trim panels. The issue affects 2015 Edge vehicles built before April 28, 2015.
Ford service technicians have been advised to look for damp carpets and water around the dash panel, console insulation, floor pan sheetmetal and the entire lower A-pillar area. The inspection should take about half a day, while the results will determine the next move.
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If no water or dampness is found, the dealer will apply a urethane sealer to the affected seams to prevent any leaks in the future. Edges that are found with a leak will be held for a three-day assessment, during which the dealer will inspect many of the possibly affected components and replace if neccessary, dry the vehicle, apply the sealant, and then check that it worked. A loaner vehicle will be provided by Ford for the three day stretch.
If the damage is significant enough, the vehicle may qualify for a buy back from Ford. Owners will be notified, though you can contact your dealer now to setup an appointment.
[Source: Consumer Reports]