Following Tesla example, who decided to recall 90.000 units for a safety belt, Ford announced two important service action for popular models sold in the United States.
The first recall is dedicated to 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.
The second recall is for only 13 units of the 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.