Ford Motor Company is recalling about 58,000 model year 2012 and 2017 Focus vehicles with 2.0-liter GDI engines, and model year 2013-14 Focus STs with 2.0-liter GTDI engines.
The powertrain control module software used to service these vehicles in accordance an earlier recall was incomplete.
The recalled vehicles did not receive the intended calibration software that will detect a malfunctioning canister purge valve.
When the canister purge valve is stuck open in these vehicles, an excessive vacuum can develop in the fuel vapor management system, potentially deforming the fuel tank. If this occurs, an occupant customer may observe a malfunction indicator light, inaccurate or erratic fuel gauge indication, drivability concerns or loss of motive power.
The automaker says it is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.
Vehicles that have not yet had service performed in the earlier recall are not affected by this action, and will receive updated software when the service is performed by the earlier recall program
What to do
Owners are advised to maintain at least a half tank of fuel until their vehicle is serviced for this issue
Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with the appropriate software calibration and replace the canister purge valve, as necessary.
If the canister purge valve is replaced, dealers will inspect and replace the carbon canister, fuel tank and fuel delivery module, as necessary.
Owners may contact Ford Customer service at (866) 436-7332. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S22.