Originally Posted by Pokerrun388
About the head gaskets, do all of the 2016 & 2017 models have to be replaced at some point? When I look at CARFAX reports on used RS’s for sale, some show the head gasket replacement was completed, but many don’t show it’s been done nor does it show any active recall for the head gaskets. I’m just a little confused as to if it eventually needs to be done? Would any of you buy a used 2016-2017 RS that hasn’t had the head gaskets replaced yet?
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Just look up the VIN here:
Here is an example of the head gasket not being replaced: WF0DP3TH3G4115837
If it doesnt need it done, it will show as no outstanding recalls/services. It's always a good idea to check for recalls when shopping for cars. I would still buy one if it had an outstanding recall, as long as it wasnt showing any symptons/smoke for the tailpipe. Ford is still obligated to do the recall work. I had three recalls done on my 2013 after i bought because they werent done yet. No issues for me.