Vehicles Affected: Approximately 411,000 model-year 2010-11 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans manufactured between July 21, 2008, and March 4, 2011, at the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico
The Problem: A canister purge valve may not work properly, causing internal pressure changes inside the fuel tank. Repeated pressure changes inside the tank could result in a crack on the top of the tank, possibly allowing fuel to leak, which in the presence of an ignition source could cause a fire. Ford said it is not aware of any injuries, accidents or fires related to this issue.
The Fix: Dealers will update the control module software, inspect the canister purge valve and fuel tank for leaks, and replace the parts if necessary for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mercury manufacturer Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 for more info.
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