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Over 450,000 Ford and Mercury sedans recalled in North America

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Ford is recalling more than 450,000 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010-2011 model years in North America, including 33,065 in Canada, due to a problem with the fuel tank. 

Note that the Milan is sold in the U.S. and Mexico only.

According to the company, 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.

Although no accidents, injuries or fires related to this condition have been reported so far, Ford dealers will update the powertrain control module software, inspect the canister purge valve and fuel tank for leaks, and replace them if necessary, at no cost to the customer.