THUNDER BAY – Automotive – Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to these conditions. Details are as follows:
Ford issues safety recall for certain 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles in North America for potential fuel tank issue
Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 450,000 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles for a potential issue with the fuel tank. Some of these vehicles might have a canister purge valve that does 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. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can lead to a fire.
Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to this condition.
Affected vehicles include certain 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from July 21, 2008 through March 4, 2011. There are a total of approximately 451,865 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 411,205 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 33,605 in Canada and 7,055 in Mexico.
Dealers will update the powertrain control module software, inspect the canister purge valve and fuel tank for leaks and replace if necessary, at no cost to the customer.
Ford issues safety recall for 13 2016 Ford F-650 trucks for steering column issue
Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for 13 2016 F-650 vehicles for an issue with the steering column. These vehicles were built with a steering column that uses the “park” position mechanism in the automatic transmission. In these vehicles, the park mechanism could fracture if the vehicle is on a grade, loaded and the shift lever is in park, potentially resulting in unintended vehicle movement.
The 13 F-650 vehicles affected were built at Ohio Assembly Plant from July 29, 2015 through Sept. 3, 2015. All are located in the United States.
Dealers will replace the steering column and reconfigure the instrument panel at no cost to the customer.