Ford Motor Company has recalled nearly 1.3 million Ford Focus vehicles in the United States due to the risk of engine stall. The recall affects specific 2012 through 2018 Ford Focus models.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, the problem lies within the canister purge valve (CPV) of the vehicle.
A vehicle’s CVP is part of the Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system and controls the amount of fuel vapor released into the vehicle’s engine to keep it from escaping into the atmosphere. If the CPV becomes stuck open, then the Ford Focus engine could stall due air rushing the engine. If the engine were to stall while the vehicle is in motion, it could cause a car accident.
At the end of August, Ford recalled almost two million pickup trucks in the United States for a seatbelt pretensioner malfunction in their F-150 trucks. According to the NHTSA report, in the event of a collision, a deployed seatbelt pretensioner could cause a fire inside the vehicle. The seatbelt pretensioner defect affects certain 2015 to 2018 F-150 series models.
Check Your Vehicle for Recalls
Each vehicle has a distinct Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) that can be found on your vehicle registration card, insurance card or lower left corner of your windshield. You can use your vehicle’s VIN to search NHTSA’s database for ongoing recall notices affecting your vehicle.
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