Ford Recalls Nearly 1.5M Focuses for Gas Tank Defect

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

Ford is recalling 1.46 million Ford Focuses produced between 2012 and 2018 for a defect in the gas tank that could lead to stalling.

The recall affects Focuses powered by the 2.0-liter GDI and 2.0-liter GTDI engines.

The problem is being caused by a defective canister purge valve that can become stuck in the open position, causing the gas tank to deform.

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That can, in turn, cause the Focus to stall and then fail to start. If you’ve noticed an indicator light or a wonky fuel gauge, your car may be affected.

Ford recommends that affected Focus owners keep their cars more than half-full until a fix has been made.

Customers will be notified and repairs—including new software and a new canister purge valve—will be made for free.

The recall includes 1.28 million cars in the US, 136,000 cars in Canada, and 45,000 in Mexico. Click here to input your VIN to see if your Ford Focus is affected.

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Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

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