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Ford Motor Company recalls over 400,000 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Vehicles because Fuel Tank may Crack

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured July 21st, 2008, to March 4th, 2011, and 2010-2011 Mercury Milan vehicles manufactured July 23rd, 2008, to December 10th, 2010.

The affected vehicles have fuel vapor canisters whose purge valves may not operate properly resulting in abnormal pressure changes in the fuel tank.

2010 Ford Fusion is one of the models being recalled.

2010 Ford Fusion is one of the models being recalled.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Report Receipt Date: November 24th, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V793000
Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline
Potential Number of Units Affected: 411,205

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Ford / Fusion 2010-2011
Mercury / Milan 2010-2011

Consequence

The pressure changes may cause the tank to crack and leak fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle powertrain control modules and inspect the vehicle for any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) for this issue and perform a leak test on the Canister Purge Valve (CPV). The fuel tank will be inspected for cracks. The CPV and fuel tank will be replaced as necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 11th, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1.866.436.7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S34.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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