Ford has issued a recall of over 58,000 of its 2012-2014 and 2017 Focus cars. The recall is due to an incomplete software update that was part of a prior recall and could pose a stall risk for drivers. That recall was to fix a gas tank issue that could cause loss of power, improper fuel gauge readings, or other malfunctions, according to the automaker.
Vehicles losing power while on the road increase the risk of a crash. Ford says it hasn’t received any reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue to date.
Until they can have their cars updated, Ford recommends owners keep their gas tanks at least half full to prevent the vehicle from unknowingly running out of gas and stalling.
What You Need To Know
- 58,280 Focus cars.
- 2012 and 2017 with 2.0-liter GDI engines built from Oct. 7, 2010 through July 23, 2012, and from Aug. 24, 2016 through April 13, 2017.
- 2013-14 ST vehicles with 2.0-liter GTDI engines built from May 3, 2012 through Dec. 11, 2014.
Dealers will reprogram vehicle software and replace components at no charge to owners. Customers should contact their local dealership to schedule the repairs or contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19S22.
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