A potential fuel tank problem could lead to a fire.
Ford Motor Co. has just issued a recall for 451,865 Fusions and Mercury Milan sedans from 2010 and 2011 to fix a potential problem with the fuel tank that could lead to a fire. According to a report by Automotive News, "the canister purge valve in some vehicles may work improperly, which can cause pressure in the fuel tank to change." The change in pressure inside the tank can result in a fire. "Repeated pressure changes inside the tank could result in a crack on the top of the tank, possibly allow fuel to leak," stated Ford.
The recalled Fusions and Milans were built between July 21, 2008 and March 4, 2011 at Ford's plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. Ford has stated that 411,204 of the cars are in the US, 33,605 are in Canada and 7,055 are in Mexico. Ford said that dealerships will inspect and repair the affected cars at no charge to owners.