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2017 Ford Focus Reliability Ratings

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2017 Ford Focus Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION Recall Date: 11/27/2018
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2828
  • 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 is expected to begin January 7, 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 29, 2016 to APR 24, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 18S07
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V845000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE Recall Date: 10/21/2018
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1282596
  • 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. An interim owner notification letter was mailed December 10, 2018. Owners will receive a second notification when the remedy is available. 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 31, 2010 to FEB 01, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 18S32
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V735000
SEAT BELTS:REAR Recall Date: 08/27/2017
  • 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."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 698
  • 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 06, 2017 to JUN 11, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 17C13
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V528000
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE Recall Date: 09/27/2016
  • 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."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 64038
  • 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 13, 2012 to AUG 25, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 16C13
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V698000

2017 Ford Focus Warranty

Ford covers the Focus with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 8/7/18

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