Ford Motor Company has issued a stop-sale for select 2015 Ford Edge crossovers, but it's not sending out recall notices anytime soon. According to Auto News, Ford is asking owners to take their Edge vehicles to dealerships for full inspections.
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The problem with the Edge is linked to a joint on the vehicle's front pillar. In some cases, that joint may be in need of extra sealant to prevent water from leaking into the vehicle.
The issue is limited to 2015 Edge models built before April 28, 2015. If yours is among the 19,000 vehicles that may suffer from the problem, the easiest way to spot trouble is by looking for wet areas in the carpet, especially after a rain or after running the car through a carwash.
Ford has told dealers to stop selling affected vehicles and encourages owners to take their cars to a dealership for a full inspection (which, unfortunately, can take up to half a day). If no moisture is found, dealers have been told to seal the seams along the A pillar with urethane and send vehicles on their way.
If, however, there's evidence of moisture intrusion, dealers have been told to seal the seams and hold vehicles for three days to ensure that the problem has been resolved. If you find yourself in that unfortunate position, you'll be provided with a loaner car, and the dealer will replace any carpeting or other affected areas that may have been damaged by water.
For additional questions, you're encouraged to contact your local dealer, or call Ford customer service at 800-392-3673.