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128,000 Ford Fusions/Mercury Milans Recalled

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On: Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:52AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

128,000 Ford Fusions/Mercury Milans Recalled

It seems Toyota isn't the only company issuing major recalls lately. Ford has just released a recall of 128,616 Fusion and Mercury Milan models that were equipped with standard 17-inch wheels. Why, you ask? Well, it seems that the wheel studs have a tendency to crack. On the low end of the spectrum, this may cause a noticeable vibration while driving, but on the more serious end cracked wheel studs could cause the entire wheel to separate from the car (yes, essentially the wheel could fall off) at speed. Cars affected were built from April 01-April 30 of 2009, as well as December 09, 2009 through November 13, 2010. Studs from all four wheels must be replaced, and will be at no cost to the owners of the cars.  

Read on for the full report...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Ford / Fusion2010-2011
Mercury / Milan2010-2011
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Mfr's Report Date:Dec 05, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:11V574000
Component:Wheels: Lugs/Nuts/Bolts
Potential Number of Units Affected:128,616


Ford is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles equipped with 17 inch steel wheels and built from April 1, 2009, through April 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009, through November 13, 2010. The wheel studs may fracture, potentially causing a wheel to separate.


While driving, multiple stud fractures could occur at the wheel location, and the operator may experience vehicle vibration and/or wheel separation, increasing the risk of a crash.


Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear brake disc surface for flatness and replace the discs as necessary. Additionally, the wheel lug nuts will be replaced on all four wheels. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about January 24, 2012. Owners may contact the Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.


Ford's recall number is 11s23. Owners may also contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Stephy21 | 10:25AM (Mon, Dec 12, 2011)

Ohh wow i guess Toyota isn't the only one recalling big numbers.

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