2015-2016 Ford Focus, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion Recall

2014 Ford Fusion

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V169000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,361

Summary

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2015-2016 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L GTDI engine and 6-speed manual transmission and 2013-2014 Ford Fusion vehicles equipped with a 1.6L GTDI engine and 6-speed manual transmission. The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Focus vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge. Owners of Fusion vehicles will have their clutch assembly replaced free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall with an interim notification beginning March 26, 2018. A second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available, currently expected to be in the second quarter of 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S07.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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1 Comment
  1. Regis 6 months ago

    If you look at any Focus from 13 up on Carfax, you will always see that the transmission was reprogrammed and the clutch replaced one or more times. For automatics only.

    Too bad. Nice car. Stick is problem free.

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