Ford Recalls 450,000 Vehicles For Possible Fuel Tank Issue

Ford Recalls 450,000 Vehicles
Over 450,000 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans were recalled for a possible fuel tank problem. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 24 (UPI) — The Ford Motor Company issued a recall notice for about 450,000 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models, citing a possible fuel tank problem.

The announcement Monday said some cars could have an malfunctioning canister purge valve, which could lead to a pressure buildup, followed by cracks, leaks and possible fires, in their fuel tanks.

The 2010 and 2011 cars were built in Ford’s Hermosillo, Mexico, plant, and while the majority were sold in the United States, some were delivered to Canada and Mexico.

Dealers are prepared to make adjustments, and registered owners of the models should expect information about the recall by mail. Ford said it was not aware of any fires caused by the defect.

Another recall was announced Monday for 13 medium-duty 2016 F-650 Ford trucks in which the “park” position mechanism in the transmission could break, leading to unintentional movement of the vehicles. The trucks were made in Ford’s assembly plant in Ohio.


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