Ford recalling 2012-17 Focus models for faulty engine software

Ford recalling 2012-17 Focus models for faulty engine software

The Ford Motor Company is recalling about 58,000 Ford Focus cars due to possible issues with the fuel tank.

According to the new information released by the company, the vehicles included in the new recall did not receive the software calibration that detects a malfunctioning canister purge valve.

Affected vehicles include previously recalled 2012 through 2017 Focus cars equipped with the 2.0-litre GDI engine; and 2013 and 2014 Focus ST trims with the 2.0-litre GTDI. Most of them, around 57,400, are located in the United States and federalized territories, 400 in Canada and 480 in Mexico. Ford said it was unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the defect.

"If this occurs, the customer may observe a malfunction indicator light, inaccurate or erratic fuel gauge indication, drivability concerns or loss of motive power", a statement from Ford says.

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The cars were built at the Wayne Assembly plant outside of Detroit, Ford said.

"Owners are advised to maintain at least a half tank of fuel until their vehicle is serviced for this issue".

Dealers will update the faulty software and replace fuel canister purge valves, if they've been damaged by the software.

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