Ford recalls 1.5 million Ford Focus cars that could stall with fuel tank problem
Ford is recalling 1.46 million cars in North America to fix an auto defect that could potentially lead to stalling.
This recall affects the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Ford Focus models with 2-liter GDI and 2-liter GDTI engines. If you currently drive any of these models, it is encouraged that you keep your fuel tank at least half full until your car is fixed.
How does this happen?
This issue originates from a “defective canister purge valve that could become stuck in an open position, causing deformation of the fuel tank.”
What happens when the defective purge valve becomes stuck?
This could cause your vehicle to stall and either not restart at all, or have difficulty restarting. Owners may also notice an indicator light or the fuel gauge displaying inaccurate levels.
What should you do?
Don’t wait, act now! Take your car to a Ford dealer and the technician will repair your car for FREE. You should have or will be notified if this recall directly affects you.
What if this auto defect has already directly affected you?
You need to contact an auto defect lawyer immediately. At the Potts Law Firm, we have spent years refining our skills as product liability attorneys. We have handled cases in many parts of the country and achieved great results for our clients in product liability lawsuits. It will not cost you anything to consult with an attorney at The Potts Law Firm, and you will only pay attorney fees and expenses if we win your case.
How can I find out if I’m affected by a recall?
Find out if your vehicle has a recall online at: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
If you learn that you are driving a vehicle that has been recalled, it’s very important for your safety that you get your vehicle checked out as soon as possible. If you or a loved one have been the victim of an automobile defect, contact the auto defect attorneys at The Potts Law Firm to review your case.