Ford Recalls 450K Cars For Potential Fuel Tank Leak

Ford is recalling Fusions and Mercury Milans to fix canister purge valves that might malfunction and cause a fuel leak.
Posted at 2:14 PM, Nov 23, 2015

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 450,000 cars because of potential fuel tank problems.

The recall includes certain 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans made in Mexico between July 2008 and March 2011.

Over 400,000 of the recalled vehicles are in the United States. The remaining cars are in Canada and Mexico.

Ford says a canister purge valve could malfunction and cause a fuel tank leak, which could then lead to a fire. The company says no injuries or deaths related to the malfunction have been reported. (Video via Ford Motor Co.)

For Mercury Milan owners, this is likely one of the last recalls they'll endure. Ford stopped production of the 71-year-old brand in 2010, with the final Grand Marquis coming off the line in January 2011. (Video via Kelley Blue Book)

Affected vehicles will receive updated powertrain control software and canister purge valve replacements, if necessary, at no cost to the owner.

This video includes images from Getty Images and Ford Motor Co.