Ford Issues Recall For 1.5M Cars Which Could Just Stop Running Without Warning!
Ford in North America has issued a recall for approximately 1.5 million cars.
The issue is related specifically to the Ford Focus models between the years 2012 and 2018 due to an issue with a malfunctioning canister purge valve.
The malfunctioning part could potentially cause the cars to stall and increase the risk of a crash.
The Ford Focus models are the 2.0-liter GDI and 2.0-liter GTDI engines. The canister purge valve can under some circumstances become stuck in the open position.
This problem can cause a problem with the car's fuel tank, which in turn causes a "malfunction indicator light to appear or a fuel gauge indicator showing fluctuating or inaccurate fuel levels. Ford released in a statement:
"This could lead to a stall while driving and/or an inability to restart the vehicle, which can increase the risk of a crash,".
The recommendation by Ford for any affected vehicle is to keep their tank at least half full until the recall is completed.
Ford said it was not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to the malfunctioning valve.
There are 1,282,596 affected Focuses in the United States, 136,272 in Canada and 44,521 in Mexico, according to the release.
Car dealers will inspect and replace the valve and make any other necessary repairs as needed at no charge.
How will I know if my vehicle is affected by a safety recall?
Currently, this recall is not in effect in Ireland or Europe. For more information on Ford recalls in Ireland, you can visit Ford ETIS for all information regarding any recalls of your vehicle.
In the unlikely event of a safety recall, Ford Ireland will send a letter to the registered owner on either the Government's Vehicle Registration database or their own records requesting that the work be completed as quickly as is convenient. You can also contact your local Ford Dealer or the Customer Relationship Centre, who will be pleased to assist you.