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Old 10-25-2018, 07:31 AM   #1
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2012-18 Recall - Stall / Tank Deform

https://fox59.com/2018/10/25/engine-...lion-vehicles/

This is gonna effect a bunch of us:
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Ford is recalling nearly 1.3 million Focus compact cars in the U.S. 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.
You can enter your VIN here to check to see if you are one of the lucky ones. https://owner.ford.com/tools/account...e/recalls.html
Sounds like any 2.0 naturally aspirated or ST. Ford suggests keeping half a tank at all times to mitigate your chances of this happening






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I just checked my VIN and it said I had no recalls on my car, it may be that they are doing the recall in batches or my car didn't get the bad CPV.
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I have a 2013 Titanium Hatch & I havenít received anything by mail yet, but Iíll have to check the VIN tonight. I just checked by CARFAX a week ago & there were no open recalls, but maybe that will be changing soon.


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Old 10-25-2018, 09:32 AM   #4
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I have a 2013 Titanium Hatch & I havenít received anything by mail yet, but Iíll have to check the VIN tonight. I just checked by CARFAX a week ago & there were no open recalls, but maybe that will be changing soon.


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I doubt you will get anything in mail for a couple more weeks, this is new as of 10/22. Doesnt look like the recall is going to start until December. I was able to search my VIN and it pulled up, as you can see there isnt even an NHTSA recall number yet.
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I just checked my VIN and it said I had no recalls on my car, it may be that they are doing the recall in batches or my car didn't get the bad CPV.
Mine said the same thing, but I have a 2018 model.
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Mine said the same thing, but I have a 2018 model.
Ford might have wised up on more current models and already updated things. I would just suggest checking again in December and see if they have added you.

If not, lucky you..recalls are necessary but hassle to get done
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Give it time it does cover all 2012-2018

1 and or 2 things have to happen , you have to get the CEL for the valve that causes the tank to suck closed to come on or you look under your Focus at the gas tank and see if the bottom of the gas tank is lifted off the support strap , Ford Engineer that I talked to said there will be a minimum measurement it has to be but stated that hasnt been determined yet , Mine is about 1/2 inch now but I can still get 12 gallons in it , mine is being checked for replacement as of yesterday

You wont get any warranty for Ford if one of the above hasnt happened

I have been telling Ford engineers for years that that Valve is failing and it doesnt set a CEL like it should be doing which would be considered a non working emission part from the factory so wouldnt surprise me if the Government doesnt get involved with a fine so there reprogramming the ECU/PCM as well which could be a good or bad things if you have the DCT , Ford has not released this to the dealers yet
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Check owner.ford.com. That's were I found the info on my car.

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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
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