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Ford recalls nearly 1.3 million Ford Focus vehicles

The engine may stall without warning while the vehicle is being driven

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Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,282,596 model year 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.

This could result in an engine stall during driving, without warning and without the ability to restart the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module and 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.

Owners are advised to keep the fuel tank at least halfway full until the vehicle is serviced for this concern.

The recall is expected to begin December 10, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford Customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S32.

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