In October 2018, Ford reviewed 1.5 million select Ford Focus autos to deal with an issue that could have prompted a motor slows down and powerlessness to restart the vehicle — an issue that the automaker said could “increment the danger of an accident.”
This week it rose that a little more than 58,000 of the Ford vehicles that went in for the fix never really had it done. So the automaker is reviewing them once more.
Vehicles being brought in for a subsequent time were worked at Ford’s get together plant in Wayne, Michigan, and include:
- 2012 and 2017 Focus vehicles with 2.0-liter GDI motors worked from October 7, 2010, to July 23, 2012, and from August 24, 2016, to April 13, 2017.
- 2013-14 Focus ST vehicles with 2.0-liter GTDI motors worked from May 3, 2012, to December 11, 2014.
Portage said 57,400 of the reviewed autos are enrolled in the U.S., with around 400 in Canada and 480 in Mexico. The reference number for this review is 19S22, and Ford’s contact subtleties, should you have to connect, can be found here.
In a notice discharged on Tuesday clarifying the flaw, Ford said the powertrain control module in certain vehicles neglected to get the planned programming update during the first review.
Influenced vehicles are furnished with a canister cleanse valve that can possibly end up stuck in a vacant position. Should this happen, an intemperate vacuum in the fuel framework could twist the vehicle’s plastic fuel tank, which may result in a breaking down marker light, a mistaken or whimsical fuel measure, drivability concerns, or lost intention control — a circumstance that could put the vehicle and its tenants in peril, contingent upon where and when it happens.
The product update empowers the vehicle to distinguish a failing canister cleanse valve and avert a potential intemperate vacuum condition from occurring, Ford said.
As a security safety measure, any client whose vehicle is a piece of the review is being prompted by Ford to keep up, in any event, a half tank of fuel until the work has been done.
The fix, which ideally will really happen this time around, will include sellers reconstructing the powertrain control module with the appropriate programming adjustment, just as supplanting the canister cleanse valve if it needs doing.
“If the canister cleanses valve is supplanted, sellers will examine and supplant the carbon canister, fuel tank and fuel conveyance module, as essential,” the automaker said.
Portage said that up to now it has not gotten any mishap or damage reports identified with the issue.