Ford Motor Company is issuing a compliance recall for certain 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and 2010-2011 Mercury Milan vehicles over an issue with the fuel tank that increases the risk of a fire.
The defect: affected vehicles have fuel vapor canisters whose purge valves may not operate properly, resulting in abnormal pressure changes in the fuel tank.
The hazards: 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.
- Certain model year 2010-2011 Ford Fusions manufactured July 21, 2008 to March 4, 2011
- Certain model year 2010-2011 Mercury Milans manufactured July 23, 2008 to December 10, 2010
Number of affected vehicles: 411,205 (United States and federalized territories figure).
The fix: Ford will notify owners and dealers will:
- Update the vehicle powertrain control modules
- Inspect the vehicle for any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) for this issue
- Perform a leak test on the Canister Purge Valve (CPV)
- Inspect the fuel tank 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 should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in these recalls can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- Mercury Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 15S34
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V793000