On Monday November 23, 2015, CNBC.com reported that Ford Motor Company recalled nearly 450,000 cars. Ford announced that some of their mid-sized cars had the potential of leaking gas from their fuel cans. The recall pertains to the gasoline vapor recovery canister. The canister can get stuck, causing repeated air pressure changes in the gas tank. The pressure in the gas tank then forces it to crack, allowing the gasoline to leave the tank, in order to relieve the pressure.
Ford Motor Company reports, “The recall covers certain 2010 to 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans built in Mexico from July 21, 2008 through March 4, 2011.”
So far, there have been no reports of fires or explosions. The defect can be easily fixed by taking the car into the dealer and having the tank replaced if there are any signs of a leak or crack. During the recall 411,000 of the cars inspected were in the U.S. and 34,000 in Canada.
The most common causes of a gas leak in a car can also come from the fuel injector, the fuel line, and even missing gas caps can cause gas to escape a vehicle. Below you can find three of the most common signs of gasoline leaks in cars. If you suspect a gasoline leak in your vehicle, be careful and have a professional look at it as soon as possible.
3 Common Signs of Gasoline Leaks
- The smell of gasoline
- Puddles of liquid in parking spots
- Re-filling gas in the car more often
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident due to a faulty gas can, contact a lawyer at The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our Metro Detroit accident lawyers are experienced in handling all types of auto accident and motorcycle accident cases. Call 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation today.