Ford Motor Company is recalling 411,205 model year 2010-2011 Ford Fusions manufactured July 21, 2008, to March 4, 2011, and 2010-2011 Mercury Milans manufactured July 23, 2008, to December 10, 2010.
The vehicles' fuel vapor canisters purge valves may not operate properly resulting in abnormal pressure changes in the fuel tank. The pressure changes may cause the tank to crack and leak fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle powertrain control modules and inspect the vehicle for any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) for this issue and perform a leak test on the Canister Purge Valve (CPV). The fuel tank will be inspected for cracks. The CPV and fuel tank will be replaced as necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 11, 2016.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S34.