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Old 10-25-2018, 06:01 PM   #11
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It's hard to get a good picture with all the sun.



EDIT: According to this picture, it's not supposed to bow

My 1.0 sedan had the same problem with the gas tank bowing like this but no CEL, dealer said he hasn't seen any problems. I could never get the tank full of gas and mileage fluctuated 10 or more MPG.
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Update , To have your Gas Tank replaced there will have to be a 25mm / 1 Inch gap between the mounting straps and the Gas Tank anything less at this time and you will only get a new Purge valve maybe and a ECU/PCM update so the CEL will properly work if the Valve fails which Ford failed to have from the start and I have been telling Ford for years about this , Most will only get the ECU/PCM update then a wait to see if you get a CEL
Tom, does your tune cover this issue as well ?

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Old 10-26-2018, 06:08 AM   #13
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I have a 2014 Focus with 105K. This August, the check engine light came on and didn't go back off. After a week of it staying on, we pulled the code, and it was the evap purge valve code and something else (P0456 and P144A). We had noticed that the miles to empty wasn't as high the first couple years when you'd fill the tank. And gas mileage was down slightly, from the normal 36 down to the upper 34s. Took it the dealer and had this done to it:

"Perform evap test-FAIL, Replace Canister Purge Solinoid, Clear Code, Retest Evap System-PASS"

Paid $210 for it. Is this what the recall is talking about? They didn't say anything about gas tank deformation, but frankly, didn't say they examined it either. If this is part of that recall, does Ford reimburse if you paid out of pocket?

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Old 10-26-2018, 10:44 AM   #15
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I have a 2014 Focus with 105K. This August, the check engine light came on and didn't go back off. After a week of it staying on, we pulled the code, and it was the evap purge valve code and something else (P0456 and P144A). We had noticed that the miles to empty wasn't as high the first couple years when you'd fill the tank. And gas mileage was down slightly, from the normal 36 down to the upper 34s. Took it the dealer and had this done to it:

"Perform evap test-FAIL, Replace Canister Purge Solinoid, Clear Code, Retest Evap System-PASS"

Paid $210 for it. Is this what the recall is talking about? They didn't say anything about gas tank deformation, but frankly, didn't say they examined it either. If this is part of that recall, does Ford reimburse if you paid out of pocket?
The recall notice does say ford is going to reimburse this charge

OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO A FORD OR LINCOLN DEALER TO HAVE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) REPROGRAMMED WITH NEW SOFTWARE THAT WILL DETECT A MALFUNCTIONING CPV AND PREVENT A POTENTIAL EXCESSIVE FUEL VAPOR SYSTEM VACUUM CONDITION FROM OCCURRING. DEALERS WILL CHECK FOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) AND REPLACE THE CPV AS NECESSARY. IF THE CPV IS REPLACED, DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE CARBON CANISTER, FUEL TANK AND FUEL DELIVERY MODULE AS NECESSARY. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS SERVICED FOR THIS CONCERN CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO MAINTAIN AT LEAST 1/2 TANK OF FUEL. FORD PROVIDED THE GENERAL REIMBURSEMENT PLAN FOR THE COST OF REMEDIES PAID FOR BY VEHICLE OWNERS PRIOR TO NOTIFICATION OF A SAFETY RECALL IN FEBRUARY 2017. THE ENDING DATE FOR REIMBURSEMENT ELIGIBILITY IS DECEMBER 31, 2019. FORD WILL FORWARD A COPY OF THE NOTIFICATION LETTERS TO DEALERS TO THE AGENCY WHEN AVAILABLE.
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This .... FORD OR LINCOLN DEALER TO HAVE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) REPROGRAMMED WITH NEW SOFTWARE THAT WILL DETECT A MALFUNCTIONING CPV AND PREVENT A POTENTIAL EXCESSIVE FUEL VAPOR SYSTEM VACUUM CONDITION FROM OCCURRING

Can your tune do the same thing (detect a malfunctioning cpv) ?

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Old 10-26-2018, 09:59 PM   #17
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Anyone know what code is typically coming up when this problem shows? I have been getting an intermittent P0420 code for the last few months and suspect it may be associated with this recall...

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can you send me pics of what to look for on gas tank? I just joined here, so it won't allow me to see any pics until I have 10 posts. Thanks!
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Anyone know what code is typically coming up when this problem shows? I have been getting an intermittent P0420 code for the last few months and suspect it may be associated with this recall...
That just might be your cat. My 2012 has a P0420 as well. Seems to be an issue with MK3's.

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can you send me pics of what to look for on gas tank? I just joined here, so it won't allow me to see any pics until I have 10 posts. Thanks!
Ever take a plastic bottle and suck the air out? It starts to crumple inwards to do a vacuum? That's what you're looking for on the gas tank.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:09 AM   #20
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Well, I appear to have some tank deformation as shown here (deformation shown in green, gap from strap shown in red), but doesn't look quite like the 1" minimum gap off tank strap mentioned earlier by someone else. This is with a full tank too, so weight of fuel should be pushing down on tank lower surface. Between this deformation and the intermittent P0420 code I have been getting, I will definitely be taking it in to get taken care of as soon as I receive my recall notice from Ford (I checked on recall with my VIN, & recall includes my vehicle).
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