18S07 – Transmission Clutch Slip and Fluid Leak – 2016-2018 Ford Focus

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V845
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,828

 

Transmission Clutch Slip and Fluid Leak

A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L Fox GTDI engine and a 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 vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 7, 2019. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S07. Note: This recall is an expansion of Recall 18V-169.

 

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


Recall Acknowledgement

December 7, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V845-8706.pdf

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V845&docType=RCL


 

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