NATIONAL – The Ford Motor Company is recalling about 58,000 Focus cars across North America to fix a powertrain software issue that can cause a deform fuel tank issue.
At this time the company has stated they are unaware of any injuries or crashes due to the defect.
The issue affects certain 2012 and 2017 Focus vehicles, those with 2-liter GDI engines, as well as the 2013-2014 Focus ST vehicles with the 2-liter GDI engines.
The Ford Motor Company released a statement saying, “If the canister purge valve is replaced, dealers will inspect and replace the carbon canister, fuel tank, and fuel delivery module, as necessary,” Ford adds in its release. “Owners are advised to maintain at least a half tank of fuel until their vehicle is serviced for this issue.”
To search active recalls, use the NHTSA’s website to search your 17-character VIN at this link. VIN numbers are typically located under the driver’s side windshield, or along the inside of the doors behind the seat or under the steering wheel.