Monday, December 7, 2015

Ford Fuel Tank Recall

Ford Motor Company has recalled certain 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusion motor vehicles manufactured between July 21, 2008 and March 4, 2011, and certain 2010 and 2011 Mercury Milan motor vehicles manufactured between July 23, 2008 and December 10, 2010.  The affected vehicles reportedly have fuel vapor canisters whose purge valves may not operate properly resulting in abnormal pressure changes in the fuel tank.  The recall is said to affect 411,205 vehicles.
According to Ford Motor Company, the malfunctioning purge valves may result in abnormal pressure changes in the fuel tank, causing the fuel tank to crack.  And, a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in the risk of a fire.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration ("NHTSA"), Ford Motor Company will notify vehicle owners directly, and its authorized dealers will update the powertrain control modules, inspect the vehicle for any diagnostic trouble codes for this issue, perform a leak test on the Canister Purge Valve, inspect the fuel tank for cracks, and replace the Canister Purge Valve and/or fuel tank as necessary, all free of charge.  The recall is expected to begin January 11, 2016.  

Owners may also contact Ford Motor Company direct at 1-866-436-7332, and should reference recall 15S34. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

To read more about the recall, click here.

If you have a 2010 or 2011 Ford Fusion or Mercury Milan, then check to see if it is included in the recall and make sure to get it into a Ford Motor Company authorized dealer for repair.

Do you have a 2010 or 2011 Ford Fusion or Mercury Milan that has been in the shop repeated times for warranty repairs in Ohio or Kentucky, but is still not fixed?  If so, call our Toll Free Hotline, 1.888.331.6422, to see if we can help you out of your defective vehicle today.

Beth Wells
Helping Consumers Get Rid of Lemons, 11 Years Running