2018 Ford FOCUS Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Recall

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2018 Ford FOCUS Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Recall

 NHTSA Recall #136994
NHTSA Compaign #18V735000
MFG Compaign #18S32
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 SupplierFORD
 BrandFORD
 ModelFOCUS
 Model Year2018
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
 Date of notification19/08/19
 Begin date of manufacuring01/08/10
 End date of manufacturing02/02/18
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received22/10/18
 Report created23/10/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units1282596
 Defect summaryFord 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.
 Consequence summaryThe 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.
 Corrective actionFord 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 began august 19, 2019. 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.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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