Fuel vapor canister

Tiny
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  • 2010 FORD FUSION
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 107,000 MILES
In April 2016, I received a recall about the canister purge valve (CPV) possibly malfunctioning on my car. I took it to my local Ford dealer and was told after tested fine. A few days later, my check engine light comes on. I take it back to them and turns out they forgot to reconnect some hose related to my fuel system. They reconnected and all was fine.

My engine light came on again this past March and when I took it in for an oil change, I had them check it. Charged me $100.00 diagnostic. Told me they think I just had debris in my fuel filler neck and they had reset the code. They told me that if it came on again, I would need to replace the fuel filler neck.

Of course, the light comes on within a day. I call back and they order the part. I pay $200.00 for the part and installation. I pick it up on Wednesday and the engine light is back on by Friday.

I call again and they tell me to have it scanned at AutoZone to see if it's the same code. It was. P0455. I bring it back in today and they tell me the fuel vapor canister has fuel in it and is bad. They want $450.00 for the part and another $100.00 to install. I said no way. I can find the part cheaper and I have a mechanic who can do the install. But, they want to charge me another $100.00 diagnostic fee for looking at it again today. I think that is absurd.

My question, is it possible that they not reconnecting a hose on the original recall caused the fuel to get into the canister? I never had any issues with my fuel tank until they did the recall work.
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Monday, May 8th, 2017 AT 11:47 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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I kind of doubt from the filler neck leaking would cause that, it is usually overfilling of tank and solenoid not working. However there is a safety recall 15s34 and it can fill up canister as well as crack tank. Rather than call dealer call Ford on the 800 number and give them your VIN number they will know if it is under recall or not as not all Fusions are on the list. There is also a PCM re-calibration that has to be done as well this came out last year.
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Monday, May 8th, 2017 AT 12:32 PM
Tiny
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After a lengthy discussion with the service manager. He agreed to waive the $100 fee since it was still related to the same system. He went ahead and replaced the purge valve that is listed under the recall (my car is covered under it). He said to drive it for 2 weeks. The light may come back on, but keep driving it as long as it's not doing anything strange. After 2 weeks, he wants me to bring it back and they are going to see if the gas is evaporating out of the canister. If so, great. If not, it will need to be fixed and he claimed that he would give me a "deal" on the repair. I truly think this was the issue all along. I don't believe there was anything wrong with the filler neck they had me replace.
Thanks for your input.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Yep, it happens, if the light comes back on with the code P0455 it means the system is receiving vacuum when it is not suppose to which is the fault of the control solenoid up by the engine. FYI.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, May 11th, 2017 AT 12:09 PM

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