Ford is recalling 58,000 Focus cars because of possible fuel tank issues

WAYNE, MI - DECEMBER 14: A Ford Focus goes through quality inspection on the assembly line at Ford Motor Co.'s Michigan Assembly Plant December 14, 2011 in Wayne, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

(CNN) — Ford Focus owners, listen up: Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 58,000 Ford Focus cars.

The recall affects some 2012 and 2017 Focus models and some 2013-14 Focus ST models in North America. The powertrain software in some of these cars may not work properly, which could deform 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,” a statement from Ford reads. “Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.”

The issue is actually connected to another recall from October, when nearly 1.5 million Focus cars were recalled for the same issue. According to Ford, some cars were improperly serviced for that recall, which is why they are issuing another one.

Ford says those who are affected can take their cars to their dealers, who will reprogram the software and replace any parts that were affected.

Ford recently retired the regular Focus model and discontinued all but two models in North America.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.