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Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

AutoNXT Logo By Perry Stern of AutoNXT | Slide 1 of 196: Manufacturer: Ford Motor CompanyNumber of vehicles affected: 5,361Report Date: March 12, 2018Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L GTDI engine and 6-speed manual transmission and 2013-2014 Ford Fusion vehicles equipped with a 1.6L GTDI engine and 6-speed manual transmission. The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak. A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Focus vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge. Owners of Fusion vehicles will have their clutch assembly replaced free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall with an interim notification beginning March 26, 2018. A second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available, currently expected to be in the second quarter of 2018.Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S07.

2012-18 Ford Focus

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 1,282,596
Report Date: October 22, 2018
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Ford Focus vehicles with a 2.0L GDI or 2.0L GTDI engine. The Canister Purge Valve (CPV) may malfunction, possibly causing excessive vacuum in fuel vapor management system. The excessive vaccuum may result in an engine stall while driving, without warning and without the ability to restart the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module. Dealers will also check for fault codes and replace the CPV as needed. If the CPV is replaced, dealers will inspect and replace the carbon canister, fuel tank and fuel delivery module as necessary. The recall is expected to begin December 10, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford Customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S32.
Note: Until the vehicle is serviced for this concern, owners are advised to keep the fuel tank at least halfway full.
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