The recall affects Ford Focuses manufactured from 2012 to 2018 which are equipped with either a 2.0-liter GDI or GTDI engine.
The problem is that the canister purge valve on affected models can become stuck in an open position, according to the automaker, causing the vehicle’s plastic fuel tank to become deformed. A driver may see a malfunction indicator light turn on or a fuel gauge with fluctuating or inaccurate fuel levels.
The issue could stop the car from restarting or lead it to stall while in motion, Ford said.
The company said it was not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires that have been associated with the issue. The automaker recommends that owners of affected Foci maintain at least half a tank of fuel until the recall is complete. Dealers will inspect and replace the canister purge valves at no charge, Ford said.
On Wednesday, Ford reported third-quarter revenue of $34.66 billion, up 3% from the previous year. Total revenue was $37.6 billion.
Source: ABC News