Recalls & Defects For 2017 Ford Focus

Vehicle Report: 2017 Ford Focus

Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Structure:body:hatchback/Liftgate

Report Receipt Date: 09/28/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v698000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 ford focus hatchback vehicles manufactured february 14, 2012, to august 26, 2016 and equipped with a manual transmission. the hatchback of the affected vehicles may be unlatched with a single press of the interior latch release button. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 206, "door locks and door retention components."

Consequence
With only a single press needed, the driver may accidently unlatch the hatchback, increasing the risk of injury to any unsecured passengers in the back.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module with updated software, free of charge. the recall began february 10, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16c13.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Fuel System, Gasoline:storage

Report Receipt Date: 10/22/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v735000

Summary
Ford 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
The 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.

Remedy
Ford 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.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Seat Belts:rear

Report Receipt Date: 08/28/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v528000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017 focus vehicles. the rear left side seat back frame may have an insufficient weld between the outboard pivot bracket and the pivot nut joint, resulting in the seat back having reduced strength. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 207, "seating systems," and 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages."

Consequence
The reduced seat back strength may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the rear second left side rear seat back as necessary, free of charge. the recall began october 10, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17c13.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Power Train:manual Transmission

Report Receipt Date: 11/28/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v845000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2016-2018 ford focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0l fox gtdi engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. the clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak.

Consequence
A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began january 17, 2019. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 18s07. note: this recall is an expansion of recall 18v-169.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Fuel System, Gasoline:storage

Report Receipt Date: 07/05/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v515000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2012 and 2017 focus vehicles equipped with 2.0l gdi gasoline engines and 2013-2014 focus st vehicles equipped with 2.0l gtdi engines, previously recalled under 18v-735. the affected vehicles did not have the powertrain control module (pcm) updated as intended. therefore, the canister purge valve (cpv) may malfunction, possibly causing excessive vacuum in the fuel vapor management system.

Consequence
The excessive vacuum may result in an engine stall while driving, without warning and without the ability to restart the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Ford 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 july 29, 2019. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 19s22.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



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