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Old 12-09-2018, 12:34 PM   #61
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Well, I had my recall done and it fixed the p0420 code!

One question though, is that if you do let it happen to your car, could it lead to cat failure due to additional fumes fouling up the cat? I would say that that alone might be reason enough to get the recall done "prematurely."

Also, is it ever premature to get a recall done that could prevent catastrophic gas tank, purge valve, and charcoal canister failure?
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So I started a new thread before seeing this one. Got a letter from ford at my parents house. I’m in England. Anyone have experience with getting recall stuff fixed for a US spec car overseas? None of the dealers here can order parts as the numbers and fit aren’t the same for U.K. and US spec cars for some reason.

Here’s the letter they are sending
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Got my pre-letter today.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:00 AM   #64
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I still havenít received my letter yet but Iím sure Iíll likely get something very soon. I have a few weekdays off in January & would like to get it taken care of then.



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Old 12-18-2018, 09:42 AM   #65
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I still havenít received my letter yet but Iím sure Iíll likely get something very soon. I have a few weekdays off in January & would like to get it taken care of then.



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It's an open recall, you dont need to wait for a letter to schedule anything. Type your VIN in here:
https://owner.ford.com/tools/account...e/recalls.html

If you have anything listed, call your local Ford and schedule an appointment
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Has anyone been noticing the stalling or performance issues?
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:12 PM   #67
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Got mine today and I'm due for an oil change in about 500 miles so I'll try to have it done then.
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:01 AM   #68
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Has anyone been noticing the stalling or performance issues?
During the summer, my check engine light would pop on periodically and then turn itself off after a few days. I felt like my miles to empty wasn't as high as it had been, showing maybe 30-40 miles less to empty with a fill up than it had been for years. Didn't really think anything of it. In September, the light came on and didn't go off. I pulled the codes and got p144a and p0456. Took it to the dealer, it failed a evap test and they replaced 'canister purge solinoid (part#BV6Z 9D289 R) for $207.

A few weeks later, the recall came out. In the last month, while driving the gas gauge has been dropping to empty, the little gas pump lights up, and it chimes. 30 seconds later it goes back to where it was. Once, it stayed on E for several minutes! I noticed it always starts doing it at the same level of gas, about 5/8 of a tank full, so I'm constantly running to the gas station to keep it above that level. I am scared it is going to stay on E and the car is going to think it doesn't have fuel and stall out while on the highway.

I have it scheduled for the dealer tomorrow. I am assuming this is all related to the recall, since it is exactly the symptoms they list.
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Got mine today and I'm due for an oil change in about 500 miles so I'll try to have it done then.


Thatís my plan as well. I plan on taking it in for an oil change & get it done also, all in one day.



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Has anyone been noticing the stalling or performance issues?
During the summer, my check engine light would pop on periodically and then turn itself off after a few days. I felt like my miles to empty wasn't as high as it had been, showing maybe 30-40 miles less to empty with a fill up than it had been for years. Didn't really think anything of it. In September, the light came on and didn't go off. I pulled the codes and got p144a and p0456. Took it to the dealer, it failed a evap test and they replaced 'canister purge solinoid (part#BV6Z 9D289 R) for $207.

A few weeks later, the recall came out. In the last month, while driving the gas gauge has been dropping to empty, the little gas pump lights up, and it chimes. 30 seconds later it goes back to where it was. Once, it stayed on E for several minutes! I noticed it always starts doing it at the same level of gas, about 5/8 of a tank full, so I'm constantly running to the gas station to keep it above that level. I am scared it is going to stay on E and the car is going to think it doesn't have fuel and stall out while on the highway.

I have it scheduled for the dealer tomorrow. I am assuming this is all related to the recall, since it is exactly the symptoms they list.

Hey guys, in addition to tank deformation and defective canister purge valve, any of you had loss of power or engine hesitation?
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