Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for 450,000 vehicles as a result of a potential fuel tank issue. The automobile company is recalling specific 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles in North America for safety and security reasons.
Fuel Tanks on Ford Fusions Could Leak
Ford stated that these cars might have a container purge shutoff that does not function correctly, creating internal pressure changes inside the fuel tank. Repetitive stress adjustments inside the tank could possibly lead to a crack on the top of the container, which could cause the fuel tank to leak and cause fires. The company is not aware of any sort of crashes, fires or injuries associated with this issue.
Affected vehicles consist of specific 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles created at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from July 21, 2008, via March 4, 2011. There is a total of about 451,865 automobiles that may be impacted in North America, including 411,205 automobiles in the United States as well as federalized areas, 33,605 in Canada and also 7,055 in Mexico.
Dealerships will update the powertrain control module software program, examine the cylinder cleanup shutoff and also fuel storage tank for leaks and replace if needed, at no expense to the client.
Ford Issues Another Recall for 2016 F-650
Ford Motor Company is also issuing a recall for 13 2016 F-650 cars for a problem with the steering column. These vehicles were developed with a steering column that uses the “park” position mechanism in the automatic transmission. In these cars, the park system could crack if the automobile is on a grade, loaded and the shift lever is in the park, potentially leading to unintentional car activity.
The 13 F-650 cars affected were developed at Ohio Assembly Plant from July 29, 2015, through Sept. 3, 2015. All lie in the United States. Dealerships will replace the steering pillar and also reconfigure the control panel at no charge to the consumer.
The Hyundai Sonata faced a recall for a similar reason, where the car could spiral into uncontrolled activity, and it seems like Ford is seeing a much worse recall with two models announcing faults in one day.