Ford Recalls Fusion, Milan Vehicles Due to Possible Fuel Leak
A potential fuel leak has resulted in the recall of two sedans from Ford Motor Company.
The automaker is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and 2010-2011 Mercury Milan vehicles. The affected vehicles have fuel vapor canisters whose purge valves may not operate properly resulting in abnormal pressure changes in the fuel tank.
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.
Ford is including about 410,000 vehicles in this recall.
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 11, 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.