Ford issues recall for select 2012, 2017 Focus vehicles, 2013-2014 Focus STs
Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall on select 2012 and 2017 Focus vehicles equipped with 2.0-liter GDI engines and 2013-14 Focus ST vehicles equipped with 2.0-liter GTDI engines. The powertrain control module software used to service these vehicles in accordance with safety recall 18S32 was incomplete. Affected vehicles did not receive the intended 18S32 calibration software that will detect a malfunctioning canister purge valve. When the canister purge valve is stuck open in these vehicles, an excessive vacuum can develop in the fuel vapor management system, potentially deforming the fuel tank. If this occurs, the customer may observe a malfunction indicator light, inaccurate or erratic fuel gauge indication, drivability concerns or loss of motive power. Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. Vehicles that have not yet had safety recall 18S32 service performed are not affected by this action and will receive updated software when they are serviced under the existing 18S32 program.This action affects approximately 58,000 vehicles in North America, including approximately 57,400 in the United States and federalized territories, approximately 400 in Canada and approximately 480 in Mexico.