Car recall: Ford recalling over 1 million Focuses for engine stalling

Manufacturer says recall affects Focuses made 2012-2018


Nearly 1.3 million Ford Focuses are being recalled by the manufacturer due to a fuel system problem that can cause the car to stall, according to CBS News.

The affected cars are Focus models manufactured between 2012 and 2018, with 2-liter, four-cylinder engines. According to Ford officials, a valve in the car can get stuck and cause a vacuum, which can cause the engine to stall and the gas tank to deform. The cars' built-in computers may not detect the problem, officials said.

No crashes or injuries have occurred relating to the problem, according to Ford.

CBS News reports that the recall comes after owner complaints flooded the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's self-reporting site. The NHTSA presented the complaints to Ford, prompting the recall.

Officials have advised Focus owners to keep their gas tanks at least halfway full. They said dealers will fix the cars' internal computers and replace the valves beginning on Dec. 10.