As we kick off Thanksgiving week, we have a recall to pass along from Ford. It involves 451,865 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles from the 2010-2011 model year. The vehicles may have a potential fuel tank issue that can cause a fire. So far, Ford says there are no reported accidents, injuries, or fires.
The problem is that they may have a canister purge valve that doesn’t function correctly. The malfunctioning valve can cause internal pressure changes in the fuel tank. The repeated pressure change can cause the top of the fuel tank to crack. The crack could create a fuel leak that could catch fire from the ignition.
The recall affects certain 2010-2011 Fusions and Milans built in the Hermosillo Assembly Plant from July 21, 2008 through March 4, 2011.
Ford estimates that 411,205 of the vehicles are in the United States and the rest in Canada and Mexico.
Ford Dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles for free. Repairs include an update to the powertrain control module software and replacements for the canister purge valve and fuel tank.
On a smaller scale, Ford is recalling 13 2016 F-650s medium-duty trucks in the U.S. Affected vehicles have an issue with the steering column that uses the “park” mechanism in the automatic transmission. It can cause the parking control to fracture. This could result in the truck moving while in park if it is on uneven ground or heavily loaded. The trucks were built at the Ohio Assembly Plant from July 29 through Sept. 3 of this year.
Ford says that dealers will replace the steering column and reconfigure the instrument panel for free.