Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,800 model-year 2016-18 Ford Focus cars equipped with a 1.0-liter Fox GTDI engine and six-speed manual transmission
The Problem: The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak that, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.
The Fix: Dealers will update vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch as necessary. Both repairs will be done for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ford will begin notifying owners Jan. 7. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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