WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Ford is recalling 128,616 2010- and 2011-MY Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans. The automaker issued the recall because the wheel studs on the vehicles could fracture, causing the wheels to separate from the vehicle.

Ford stated it will notify vehicle 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.