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Old 10-25-2018, 11:13 AM   #1
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Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million Focus compact cars in North America because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning.

The recall covers cars from the 2012 through 2018 model years with 2-liter four-cylinder engines.

Ford says a valve in the fuel system can stick in the open position, causing too much vacuum, and an engine control computer may not detect the problem. Excessive vacuum can cause the gas tank to deform, as well as other problems.

The recall came after the U.S. government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presented owner complaints to Ford. About 1.3 million of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S.

Dealers will reprogram the computer with new software that will detect a stuck valve, which the company says will take care of the problem in most cases. They'll also inspect the valve, a carbon canister and gas tank and replace them if needed.

Ford says owners should keep the gas tank at least half full until repairs are made.

The company says it's not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem.

The recall is expected to begin on Dec. 10.
More news: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wire...stall-58738256


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Old 10-25-2018, 01:29 PM   #2
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They need to do this for all these damn focus' with the same purge valve.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:55 PM   #3
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And for all those people that had to pay up to replace their tanks over the valve, what are they to do Ford?
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And for all those people that had to pay up to replace their tanks over the valve, what are they to do Ford?
If you look at the information Ford will reimburse those people. Make sure you have your paperwork from when it was done.

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I did have mine replaced last September of 2017. Didn't pay anything because they said it was under warranty. Not sure if it's the same thing
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I did have mine replaced last September of 2017. Didn't pay anything because they said it was under warranty. Not sure if it's the same thing
There has been a TSB out for awhile now.

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If you look at the information Ford will reimburse those people. Make sure you have your paperwork from when it was done.

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Do you know if I did the job, will it be OK for a refund? Any previous experience here?

I noticed a clicking noise, disconnect the evap, bought a replacement from Ford, installed and all is good since. I keep everything in a log so I can tell when and at what mileage.
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Do you know if I did the job, will it be OK for a refund? Any previous experience here?

I noticed a clicking noise, disconnect the evap, bought a replacement from Ford, installed and all is good since. I keep everything in a log so I can tell when and at what mileage.
Probably not. Most likely they want it done by a certified technician. You can always try if you have your receipt.

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There is already a post about this in the MK3 TSB, Recall & Problems Archive The place to chat about TSB and Known Issues for the 2012 Focus.

Please continue the conversation there so all feedback/info is in one place. Thanks,
https://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/...nk-deform.html
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