Over the last few months, we’ve seen everything from food recalls to toilet flushing system recalls, and now it’s a car that’s on the recall list. If you’re the owner of a Ford Focus, you’re going to want to read this.
The car company has just issued an alert recalling approximately 1.46 million Ford Focus vehicles in North America due to a flaw on these models that causes stalling without any warning. The recall has been issued in order for Ford Motor to fix the defect.
The models in jeopardy are 2012-2018 Ford Focus 2.0-liter GDI vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant prior to April 13, 2017 and 2.0-liter GTDI vehicles built prior to Feb. 2, 2018.
Besides stalling, perhaps a more major issue with this defect is that the stalling could potentially cause the vehicle to not restart again or have issues doing so. In some cases, a malfunction light or a fuel gauge displaying incorrect levels will turn on.
Out of the 1.46 million vehicles recalled, about 1.28 million cars are in the US, about 136,000 in Canada, and about 45,000 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S32.
Anyone who owns these models is urged to keep their fuel tanks at least half full to avoid stalling until the defect is fixed. Ford will keep the public up to date on when that will occur.
Thankfully, there have yet to be any crashes, injuries, fires or other catastrophes linked with the recall, and as long as customers comply with directions, there should be no danger imposed.
The good news is that Ford dealers are offering a free repair at no cost the vehicle owner. If you’re not sure if your vehicle has been affected, don’t worry; if you have been you’ll receive a notification via mail or email.
Are you affected by this Ford recall? Have you ever been affected by a vehicle recall before?