18S32 – Stuck Canister Purge Valve may Cause Stall – 2012-2018 Ford Focus

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V735
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,282,596

 

Stuck Canister Purge Valve may Cause Stall

The excessive vaccuum may result in an engine stall while driving, without warning and without the ability to restart the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 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.

 

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module. Dealers will also 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. The recall is expected to begin December 10, 2018. Owners may contact Ford Customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S32. Note: Until the vehicle is serviced for this concern, owners are advised to keep the fuel tank at least halfway full.

 

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.

 

Check if you Vehicle has a Recall


October 25, 2018

TO: All U.S. Ford and Lincoln Dealers

SUBJECT: NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION / DELIVERY HOLD –   Safety Recall 18S32
Certain 2012-2018 Model Year Focus Vehicles Equipped With 2.0L GDI And GTDI Engines
Fuel Tank Deformation

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicle Model Year Assembly Plant Build Dates
Focus 2012-2018 Michigan August 1, 2010 through February 2, 2018

Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS and FSA VIN Lists.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

In some of the affected vehicles, the engine may stall due to a stuck canister purge valve (CPV) within the fuel vapor system.  A stuck CPV can lead to excessive vacuum in the fuel vapor system, causing the plastic fuel tank to deform, resulting in an inaccurate or erratic fuel gauge indication, inaccurate distance to empty (DTE), and/or other drivability concerns. The vehicle may also exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196.

 

SERVICE ACTION

Before demonstrating or delivering any new in-stock vehicles involved in this recall, dealers are to perform the following steps:

  1. Check for DTCs P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196.
  2. Check for customer complaints regarding any of the following?
    1. inaccurate fuel gauge indication
    2. inaccurate DTE
    3. drivability concerns such as hesitation, rough idle, or loss of power
  3. Check for available powertrain control module (PCM) software update and reprogram the PCM using IDS Release 111.04 or higher. Some vehicles may already have the latest software.
  4. If Yes for steps #1 or #2 above:
    1. replace the CPV
    2. inspect evaporative emissions vapor canister for liquid fuel, and replace if present
    3. inspect fuel tank for signs of deformation (the allowable specification (25mm or 1inch, upward), and replace the fuel tank and fuel delivery module if present.

This service must be performed on all affected vehicles at no charge to the vehicle owner.

 

OWNER NOTIFICATION MAILING SCHEDULE

Parts to repair this condition are currently not available in sufficient quantities to service all of the affected vehicles. Therefore, to ensure an ample supply of parts is available (if required), owners of affected vehicles will be notified in two separate mailings. Mailing will begin by December 10th, 2018. Dealers should repair any affected vehicles that arrive at their dealerships, whether or not the customer has received a letter. Customers are advised to maintain at least 1/2 tank of fuel until their vehicle has this safety recall completed.

PLEASE NOTE:

Federal law requires dealers to complete this recall service before a new vehicle is delivered to the buyer or lessee. Violation of this requirement by a dealer could result in a civil penalty of up to $21,000 per vehicle. Correct all vehicles in your new vehicle inventory before delivery.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I: Administrative Information
Attachment II: Labor Allowances and Parts Ordering Information
Attachment III: Technical Information
Owner Notification Letter
Recall Reimbursement Plan

 

QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

For questions and assistance, contact the Special Service Support Center (SSSC) via the SSSC Web Contact Site. The SSSC Web Contact Site can be accessed through the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website using the SSSC link listed at the bottom of the OASIS VIN report screen or listed under the SSSC tab.

Sincerely,

 

David J. Johnson


ATTACHMENT I

NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION / DELIVERY HOLD
Safety Recall 18S32
Certain 2012-2018 Model Year Focus Vehicles Equipped With 2.0L GDI And GTDI Engines
Fuel Tank Deformation

 

OASIS ACTIVATION

OASIS will be activated on October 25, 2018.

 

FSA VIN LISTS ACTIVATION

FSA VIN Lists will be available through https://web.fsavinlists.dealerconnection.com on October 25, 2018. Owner names and addresses will be available by December 25, 2018.

NOTE: Your FSA VIN Lists may contain owner names and addresses obtained from motor vehicle registration records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any purpose other than in connection with this recall is a violation of law in several states, provinces, and countries. Accordingly, you must limit the use of this listing to the follow-up necessary to complete this recall.

 

SOLD VEHICLES

  • Ford has not issued instructions to stop selling/delivering or driving used vehicles under this safety recall. Owners should contact their dealer for an appointment to have their vehicles remedied as soon as practicable. Owners can continue to safely drive their vehicles if they follow all instructions and warnings contained in the recall notice.
  • Owners of affected vehicles will be directed to dealers for repairs.
  • Immediately contact any of your affected customers whose vehicles are not on your VIN list but are identified in OASIS. Give the customer a copy of the Owner Notification Letter (when available) and schedule a service date.
  • Correct other affected vehicles identified in OASIS which are brought to your dealership.
  • Dealers are to prioritize repairs of customer vehicles over repairs of new and used vehicle inventory.

 

STOCK VEHICLES

  • Correct all affected units in your new vehicle inventory before delivery.
  • Use OASIS to identify any affected vehicles in your used vehicle inventory.

 

DEALER-OPERATED RENTAL VEHICLES

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act law effective June 2016 prohibits a rental company from selling, renting or leasing vehicles subject to a safety or compliance recall. Please consult your legal counsel for legal advice.

 

TITLE BRANDED / SALVAGED VEHICLES

Affected title branded and salvaged vehicles are eligible for this recall.

 

OWNER REFUNDS

  • This safety recall must still be performed, even if the owner has paid for a previous repair. Claiming a refund will not close the recall on the vehicle.
  • Ford Motor Company is offering a refund for owner-paid repairs covered by this recall if the repair was performed prior to the date indicated in the reimbursement plan, which is posted with this bulletin. Owners are directed to seek reimbursement through authorized dealers or, at their option, directly through Ford Motor Company at P.O. Box 6251, Dearborn, MI 481216251.
  • Non-covered repairs, or those judged by Ford to be excessive, will not be reimbursed.
  • Refunds will only be provided for the cost associated with the following:
    • Stuck-open CPV leading to excessive vacuum in the fuel vapor system
    • Emissions Vapor Canister with liquid fuel present
    • Fuel tank deformed more than 25mm or 1 inch upward
    • Illuminated MIL with DTCs P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196 related to this program.

 

RENTAL VEHICLES

With proper dealer parts ordering and service appointment scheduling, rental vehicles should not be required. However, if you have a unique owner circumstance which may require a rental vehicle, please contact the SSSC via the SSSC Web Contact Site.

 

ADDITIONAL REPAIR (LABOR TIME AND/OR PARTS)

Additional repairs identified as necessary to complete the FSA should be managed as follows:

  • For related damage and access time requirements, refer to the Warranty and Policy Manual / Section 6 – Ford & Lincoln Program Policies / General Information & Special Circumstances for FSA’s / Related Damage.
  • For vehicles within new vehicle bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage, no SSSC approval is required, although related damage must be on a separate repair line with the “Related Damage” radio button checked.
    • Ford vehicles – 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • For vehicles outside new vehicle bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage, submit an Approval Request to the SSSC Web Contact Site prior to completing the repair.

 

CLAIMS PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION

  • Claim Entry: Enter claims using Dealer Management System (DMS) or One Warranty Solution (OWS) online.
    • When entering claims, select claim type 31: Field Service Action. The FSA number 18S32 is the sub code.
    • For additional claims preparation and submission information, refer to the Recall and Customer Satisfaction Program (CSP) Repairs in the OWS User Guide.
  • Related Damage/Additional labor and/or parts: Must be claimed as Related Damage on a separate repair line from the FSA with same claim type and sub code as described in Claim Entry above.

IMPORTANT: Click the Related Damage Indicator radio button.

  • Rentals: For rental vehicle claiming, follow Extended Service Plan (ESP) guidelines for dollar amounts. Enter the total amount of the rental expense under Miscellaneous Expense code RENTAL.
  • Refunds: Submit refunds on a separate repair line.
    • Program Code: 18S32        – Misc. Expense: ADMIN
    • Expense: REFUND             – Misc. Expense: 0.2 Hrs.
  • Multiple refunds should be submitted on one repair line and the invoice details for each repair should be detailed in the comments section of the claim.

 

LABOR ALLOWANCES

Description Labor Operation Labor Time
2012-2018 Focus Vehicles:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Check for Available PCM Software Update, Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • No Available Software Update,
  • No Parts Replaced.
  • (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)
18S32A 0.3 Hours
2012-2018 Focus Vehicles:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Check for Available PCM Software Update, Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • Software Update Is Available,
  • Reprogram the PCM,
  • No Parts Replaced.
  • (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)
18S32B 0.3 Hours
2012-2018 Focus Vehicles:

  • Reprogram the PCM Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher
  • Parts Replaced.
  • (Can Be Claimed With Operation D, E, F, G, H, J, K , Or L)
18S32C 0.2 Hours
2012-2018 Focus 4 Door:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Confirm That The PCM Is At The Latest Level Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • Replace The Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve,
  • Inspect Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister For Fuel, No Replacement Necessary,
  • Inspect Fuel Tank For Signs Of Being Deformed, No Replacement Necessary.
  • (Can Be Claimed With Operation C Only)
18S32D 0.6 Hours
2012-2018 Focus 4 Door:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Confirm That The PCM Is At The Latest Level Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • Replace The Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve,
  • Inspect And Replace The Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister (Includes Time To Inspect Canister For Fuel),
  • Inspect Fuel Tank For Signs Of Being Deformed, No Replacement Necessary.
  • (Can Be Claimed With Operation C Only)
18S32E 0.8 Hours
2012-2018 Focus 4 Door:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Confirm That The PCM Is At The Latest Level Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • Replace Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve,
  • Inspect Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister For Fuel, No Replacement Necessary,
  • Inspect Fuel Tank For Signs Of Being Deformed, and Replace.
  • (Can Be Claimed With Operation C Only)
18S32F 1.7 Hours
2012-2018 Focus 4 Door:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Confirm That The PCM Is At The Latest Level Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • Replace Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve,
  • Inspect And Replace Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister,
  • Inspect and Replace The Fuel Tank.
  • (Can Be Claimed With Operation C Only)
18S32G

 

1.9 Hours
2012-2018 Focus 5 Door:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Confirm That The PCM Is At The Latest Level Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • Replace The Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve,
  • Inspect Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister For Fuel, No Replacement Necessary,
  • Inspect Fuel Tank For Signs Of Being Deformed, No Replacement Necessary.
  • (Can Be Claimed With Operation C Only)
18S32H 0.6 Hours
2012-2018 Focus 5 Door:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Confirm That The PCM Is At The Latest Level Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • Replace The Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve,
  • Inspect And Replace The Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister (Includes Time To Inspect Canister For Fuel),
  • Inspect Fuel Tank For Signs Of Being Deformed, No Replacement Necessary.
  • (Can Be Claimed With Operation C Only)
18S32J 1.1 Hours
2012-2018 Focus 5 Door:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Confirm That The PCM Is At The Latest Level Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • Replace Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve,
  • Inspect Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister For Fuel, No Replacement Necessary,
  • Inspect Fuel Tank For Signs Of Being Deformed, and Replace.
  • (Can Be Claimed With Operation C Only)
18S32K 1.7 Hours
2012-2018 Focus 5 Door:

  • Check DTCs,
  • Confirm That The PCM Is At The Latest Level Using IDS Release 111.04 Or Higher,
  • Replace Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve,
  • Inspect And Replace Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister
  • Inspect and Replace The Fuel Tank.
  • (Can Be Claimed With Operation C Only)
18S32L

 

2.1 Hours

 

PARTS REQUIREMENTS / ORDERING INFORMATION

NOTE:  Please obtain the VIN-specific part number from the Ford Parts Catalog to ensure the correct evaporative emissions vapor canister and fuel pump module is obtained.

Description Order Quantity Claim Quantity Part Number
Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve GDI & GDI FFV 1 1 BV6Z-9D289-R
Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Valve, GTDI 1 1 BV6Z-9D289-E
Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister 1 1 AS4Z-9D653-F
Evaporative Emissions Vapor Canister (PZEV) 1 1 BV6Z-9D653-D
Fuel Pump Module, GDI 1 1 BV6Z-9H307-AX
Fuel Pump Module, GDI 1 1 BV6Z-9H307-AV
Fuel Pump Module, GTDI 1 1 BV6Z-9H307-AW
Gasket – Fuel Pump Module PN 1 1 4L3Z-9276-AA
Nut – Fuel Pump Module Cover (3 Req, package of 4) 1 3 W520101-S439
Fuel Tank Bolt (3 Req, package of 3 ) 1 3 W710544-S442
Fuel Tank 1 1
  • Less than 4% of the affected vehicle population is expected to require an evaporative emissions vapor canister, fuel pump module, or fuel tank replacement. To help avoid large backorders, ordering excess inventory is not recommended.
  • Order your parts through normal order processing channels. To guarantee the shortest delivery time, an emergency order for parts must be placed.

 

DEALER PRICE 

For latest prices, refer to DOES II.

 

PARTS RETENTION AND RETURN

Follow the provisions of the Warranty and Policy Manual, Section 1 – WARRANTY PARTS RETENTION AND RETURN POLICIES.

 

EXCESS STOCK RETURN

Excess stock returned for credit must have been purchased from Ford Customer Service Division in accordance with Policy Procedure Bulletin 4000.


ATTACHMENT III

CERTAIN 2012-2018 MODEL YEAR FOCUS VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.0L GDI AND GTDI ENGINES – FUEL TANK DEFORMATION

 

OVERVIEW

In some of the affected vehicles, the engine may stall due to a stuck canister purge valve (CPV) within the fuel vapor system.  A stuck CPV can lead to excessive vacuum in the fuel vapor system, causing the plastic fuel tank to deform, resulting in an inaccurate or erratic fuel gauge indication, inaccurate distance to empty (DTE), and/or other drivability concerns. The vehicle may also exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196.

Before demonstrating or delivering any new in-stock vehicles involved in this recall, dealers are to perform the following steps:

1. Check for DTCs P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196.

2. Check for customer complaints regarding any of the following?

a. inaccurate fuel gauge indication

b. inaccurate DTE

c. drivability concerns such as hesitation, rough idle, or loss of power

3. Check for available powertrain control module (PCM) software update and reprogram the PCM using        IDS Release 111.04 or  higher. Some vehicles may already have the latest software.

4. If Yes for steps 1 or 2 above:

d. replace the CPV

e. inspect evaporative emissions vapor canister for liquid fuel, and replace if present

f.  inspect fuel tank for signs of deformation (the allowable specification (25mm or 1 inch upward)           and replace the fuel tank delivery module if present.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Recommended Tool List For Replacement:

General Tools General Equipment
3/8″ Drive Power Tool Light
3/8″ Drive Ratchet Lift Table
3/8″ Drive 10 Inch Extension Measuring Tool
3/8″ Drive 7mm, 10mm, 13mm, 15mm and 18mm Socket Special Tools
3/8″ Drive Torque Wrench 292-00004 Fuel Tanker
Blow Gun 310-123 Locking Ring Fuel Tank

1. Does the vehicle exhibit one or more of the following DTCs: P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196 or does the customer report inaccurate fuel gauge indication and/or inaccurate DTE? Make a note of the existing DTCs.

2. Check for available PCM software update.

a. No later level software is available to update the PCM – Proceed to step 3.

b. Yes a PCM software update is available on IDS – Reprogram the PCM using IDS 111.04 or higher and then proceed to step 3.

NOTE:  Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraftservice.com.

NOTE:  Follow the IDS on-screen instructions to complete the reprogramming procedure.

3. If DTCs: P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196 and/or customer complaints of inaccurate fuel gage or DTE readings were present before reprogramming the PCM, replace the CPV.

a.  No – repair is complete, close the recall.

b.  Yes – Replace the evaporative emission canister purge valve.  Please follow Workshop Manual procedures (WSM) procedures in Section 303-13.

NOTE:  Removal of the evaporative emission canister is not necessary when inspecting for liquid fuel contamination.

4. Inspect the evaporative emission canister for liquid fuel contamination. Disconnect the vapor line(s) from the evaporative emission canister please refer to WSM procedures in Section 310-00. Is liquid fuel present?

a. No – Reconnect the vapor line(s) and then proceed to Step 5.

b. Yes – Replace the evaporative emission canister. Use low pressure compressed air to clear fuel from vapor lines from tank to engine. Please follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-13.

5. Inspect the fuel tank.  Is the bottom of the fuel tank deformed more than 25 mm (1 in) upward?. See Figure 1.

a. No – Repair is complete.

b. Yes – Replace the fuel tank and fuel pump module. Please follow the WSM procedures in Section 310- 01.

INSPECT FOR 25 MM OR 1 INCH OF DEFORMED TANKFIGURE 1

 

NOTE: Reprogram appropriate vehicle modules before performing diagnostics and clear all (DTCs) after programming. For DTCs generated after reprogramming, follow normal diagnostic service procedures.

NOTE:  Make sure the Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) computer does not enter sleep mode during programming.

 

Important Information for Module Programming

NOTE: When programming or reprogramming a module, use the following basic checks to ensure programming completes without errors.

  • Make sure the 12V battery is fully charged before carrying out the programming steps and connect IDS/scan tool to a power source.
  • Inspect Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) and cables for any damage.  Make sure scan tool connections are not interrupted during programming.
  • A hardwired connection is strongly recommended.
  • Turn off all unnecessary accessories (radio, heated/cooled seats, headlamps, interior lamps, HVAC system, etc.) and close doors.
  • Disconnect/depower any aftermarket accessories (remote start, alarm, power inverter, CB radio, etc.).
  • Follow all scan tool on-screen instructions carefully.
  • Disable IDS/scan tool sleep mode, screen saver, hibernation modes.
  • Create all sessions key on engine off (KOEO).  Starting the vehicle before creating a session will cause errors within the programming inhale process.

 

Recovering a module when programming has resulted in a blank module:
NEVER DELETE THE ORIGINAL SESSION!

a. Obtain the original IDS that was used when the programming error occurred during module reprogramming (MR) or programmable module installation (PMI).

b. Disconnect the VCM from the data link connector (DLC) and the IDS.

c. Reconnect the VCM to IDS and then connect to the DLC.  Once reconnected, the VCM icon should appear in the corner of the IDS screen.  If it does not, troubleshoot the IDS to VCM connection.

d. Locate the original vehicle session when programming failed.  This should be the last session used in most cases.  If not, use the session created on the date that the programming failed.

NOTE:  If the original session is not listed in the previous session list, click the Recycle Bin icon at the lower right of the previous session screen.  This loads any deleted sessions and allows you to look through them.  Double-click the session to restore it.

e. Once the session is loaded, the failed process should resume automatically.

f.  If programming does not resume automatically, proceed to the Module Programming menu and select the previously attempted process, PMI or MR.

g. Follow all on-screen prompts/instructions.

h. The last screen on the IDS may list additional steps required to complete the programming process.     Make sure all applicable steps listed on the screen are followed in order.


Ford Motor Company
Recall Reimbursement Plan for 18S32

Ford and Lincoln dealers are in the best position to quickly and efficiently process reimbursement requests. However, federal legislation requires all motor vehicle manufacturers to establish processes through which customers may seek recall reimbursement directly from the manufacturer or from the dealers.  

Regarding the specific reimbursement plan for Recall # 18S32, owners who have paid for service to remedy the defect or noncompliance must have had that service performed prior to December 31, 2019. After this date, if repairs related to this recall are performed by a non-Ford repair facility in an emergency situation, customers must submit any refund requests through their dealership. As required by this federal regulation, Ford Motor Company submitted the details of its latest General Recall Reimbursement Plan in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in February 2015. The following is the text of that letter and the Plan:

 

General Recall Reimbursement Plan

(As submitted to the NHTSA)

Pursuant to the requirements set forth in 49 CFR Part 573 and Part 577 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Ford Motor Company (Ford) is submitting required information pertaining to our general reimbursement plan for the cost of remedies paid for by vehicle owners before they are notified of a related safety recall.

Set forth below is Ford’s general plan to reimburse owners and purchasers for costs incurred for remedies in advance of notification of potential safely-related defects or noncompliances pursuant to Part 573.6 (c)(8)(i). This plan has not changed since our February 20, 2015 submission.

 

Reimbursement Notification

Ford’s notice to a vehicle owner in accordance with 49 CFR Part 577 will indicate that Ford is offering a refund if the owner paid to have service to remedy the defect or noncompliance prior to a specified ending date. In accordance with Part 573.13 (c)(2), this ending date will be defined as a minimum of ten calendar days after the date on which Ford mailed the last of its Part 577 notifications to owners, and will be indicated in the specific reimbursement plan available to owners for an individual recall. This notice will direct owners to seek eligible reimbursement through authorized dealers or, at their option, directly through Ford at the following address:

Ford Motor Company
P.O. Box 6251
Dearborn, MI 48121-6251

 

Ford notes that this rule allows for the identification of a beginning date for reimbursement eligibility. Under the rule, an owner who paid to remedy the defect or noncompliance prior to the identified beginning date would not be eligible for reimbursement. Ford generally has not established such a beginning date for reimbursement eligibility and does not presently anticipate changing this general policy. However, in any case where Ford determines a beginning date is appropriate, Ford will indicate that date in the owner notice. As permitted by 577.11(e), Ford may not include a reimbursement notification when all vehicles are well within the warranty period, subject to approval by the agency.

 

Costs to be Reimbursed

For vehicles, reimbursement will not be less than the lesser of:

  • The amount paid by the owner for the remedy that specifically addressed and was reasonably necessary to correct the defect or noncompliance that is the subject of the recall, or
  • The cost of parts for the remedy (to be no more than the manufacturer’s list retail price for authorized part(s), plus associated labor at local labor rates, miscellaneous fees (such as disposal of waste) and taxes.

For replacement equipment, reimbursement will be the amount paid by the owner for the replacement item (limited by the amount of the retail list price of the defective or noncompliant item that was replaced, plus taxes, where the brand or model purchased by the owner was different than the brand or model that was the subject of the recall). If the item of motor vehicle equipment was repaired, the reimbursement provisions identified above for vehicles will apply.

Ford notes that costs incurred by the owner within the period during which Ford’s original or extended warranty would have provided for a free repair of the problem will not be eligible for reimbursement, as provided by Part 573.13 (d)(1).

 

Entities Authorized to Provide Reimbursement

Ford will continue to use authorized dealers to reimburse owners under the specific reimbursement plans for a particular recall, and will encourage owners to pursue requests for reimbursement directly through dealers to expedite reimbursement. Ford will also provide a mailing address to which customers can, at their option, send requests for reimbursement directly to Ford, as previously noted. Requests for reimbursement sent directly to Ford may take up to 60 days to process. Whether the owner chooses to pursue reimbursement requests through a dealer or directly through Ford, the owner will be directed to submit the required documentation, upon which reimbursement eligibility will be determined.

 

Required Documentation

The reimbursement determination will depend upon the information provided by the customer. Consistent with Part 573.13 (d)(4) the following information must be submitted:

  • Claimant name and address
  • Vehicle make, model, and model year
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN) and, for replacement equipment, a description of such equipment or, for tires, the model, size and TIN (DOT code)
  • Identification of the recall number (either the Ford recall number or the NHTSA recall number)
  • Identification of the owner of the recalled vehicle at the time that the pre-notification remedy was obtained
  • An original receipt for the pre-notification remedy that includes a breakdown of the amount for parts, labor, other costs and taxes, including costs for the replacement item. Where the receipt covers work other than to address the recall or noncompliance, Ford may require the claimant to separately identify costs that are eligible for reimbursement.
  • If the remedy was obtained during the warranty period, documentation indicating that the warranty was not honored or the warranty repair did not correct the problem related to the recall.

Failure to submit all of the above information may result in denial of the reimbursement request.

 

Additional Information

The Part 577 required owner notice will provide a toll-free telephone number through which specific information about the reimbursement plan can be requested from Ford. This general reimbursement plan will be incorporated into notifications pursuant to Part 573.6 by reference. Information specific to an individual recall also may be incorporated into the Part 573.6 notification.


Safety Recall 18S32

October 25, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V735-5232.pdf

Download (PDF, 366KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

October 24, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V735-8283.pdf

Download (PDF, 275KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V735&docType=RCL


 

Service Information & Reprogramming

Module Reprogramming

Diagnostic Software Interface Device Complete Vehicle Diagnostics Module Programming
1996-2017
Model Year
2018-Present
Model Year
1996-2017
Model Year
2018-Present
Model Year
IDS/FDRS VCM, VCM II, VCMM X X X X
FJDS/FDRS Compatible J2534 Devices
(Including VCM II and VCMM)
X X X

Detailed system requirements, installation, and support information for each product is located under the diagnostics tool support tab for each product.

 

Integrated Diagnostic Software (IDS) / Ford Diagnosis & Repair System (FDRS)

For use with VCM I, VCM II, VMM and VCMM hardware devices only. The complete factory Ford Motor Company vehicle diagnostic tool that provides complete dealership level vehicle diagnostic coverage for all 1996 to present Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. The IDS software includes time based access to the IDS software, software updates and calibration files.

 

Ford J2534 Diagnostic Software (FJDS) / Ford Diagnosis & Repair System (FDRS)

For use with compatible J2534 hardware devices. FJDS software provides Ford Module Programming functionality that covers 1996 to present Ford, Lincoln and Mercury module reprogramming functions, plus complete dealership level vehicle diagnostic software for all 2018 to present Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The FJDS software license includes time based access to the FJDS software, software updates and calibration files.

Drew Tech CarDaq-Plus 2
CarDAQ-Plus
CarDAQ-M
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer
Drew Tech Mongoose Pro Oem Diagnostics And Programing Cable Ford

 

Latest Calibration Information

Module Build Data (As-Built)
Use VIN to obtain As-Built data

www.motorcraftservice.com


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