Ford has issued a recall for almost 452,000 midsize vehicles over fears that their gas tanks may potentially allow fuel to leak. In particular, Ford claims that a valve on a device called the gas vapor recovery canister can become jammed, which may cause the air pressure in the gas tank to repeatedly change. This constant variation of pressure can cause the tank to crack and leak fuel.
The recall covers 2010 and 2011 models of the Fusion and Mercury Milan that were assembled in Mexico any time between July of 2008 and March of 2011. While most of the vehicles are in the United States, some 411,000 to be more exact, these vehicles are also in Canada and Mexico itself. As of now, Ford says that there have not been any reports of injury associated with this recall.
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