Yesterday, November 23, 2015, Ford Motor Company issued two safety recalls. Per Ford, at this time, they are unaware of any accidents or injuries which have been related to these two issues – (1) a potential fuel tank issue for 2010-2011 year model Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles and (2) a steering column issue in thirteen 2016 year model Ford F-650 trucks.
Potential fuel tank issue in 2010-2011 year model Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles
Per Ford, some vehicles may have been manufactured with malfunctioning canister purge valves. If this is the case, internal pressure changes may occur inside of the fuel tank. If there are repeated changes in pressure inside of the fuel tank, a crack on the top of the tank could result, which may allow the fuel to leak. If fuel leaks near an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Ford has advised a total of 451,865 vehicles in North America may be affected.
Steering column issue in 2016 year model Ford F-650 trucks
According to Ford, thirteen 2016 year model F-650 trucks were “built with a steering column that uses the “park” position mechanism in the automatic transmission.” If an affected vehicle is parked on a grade (such as a hill), is loaded, and the shift lever is placed in park, the truck may inadvertently move, which may increase the risk of a collision.
Ford will notify owners of potentially affected cars for both recall instances and correct the issues at no cost to the owner.
See the complete recall notice from Ford here.
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