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.



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.



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.



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


Download (PDF, 240KB)

Recalls Documents



Bestseller No. 1
Genuine Honda Fluid 08798-9031 Manual Transmission Fluid - 1 Quart
  • Fits all Honda models
  • New and improved formula that meets Honda quality standards
  • Improved shift quality
  • Lower fluid friction
  • Better fuel economy
Bestseller No. 2
Red Line (50304) MT-90 75W-90 GL-4 Manual Transmission and Transaxle Lubricant - 1 Quart
  • Less slippery low sulfur formula compatible with brass synchronizers
  • Stable at high temperatures in performance applications
  • Also available as lighter viscosity like MTL and MT-85
  • Satisfies gear oil viscosity requirements of 75W; 80W; SAE 40 10W40 and 15W40 motor oil
  • Popular in VW Audi; Nissan; Toyota and Mazda
Bestseller No. 3
Royal Purple ROY01512 Synchromax synthetic CHROMAX, 1 quart
  • Greater wear protection
  • Smoother shifts
  • Excellent rust and corrosion protection
  • Reduces friction for more power
  • Lowers operating temperatures
SaleBestseller No. 4
Valvoline Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid - 1qt (811095)
  • Auto & Truck Maintenance
  • Country of manufacture: United States
  • Manufacturer: VALVOLINE
Bestseller No. 5
Red Line 50305 MT-90 75W90 GL-4 Gear Oil - 1 Gallon
  • Offers quicker shifts, perfect synchronizer coefficient of friction
  • Eliminates notchy shifting, even when cold
  • High performance gear protection and longer synchro life
  • Recommended for GL-1, GL-3, and GL-4 applications, as well as where most special synchromesh fluids are specified
  • Popular in Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, VW/Audi, Lotus Elise/Exige, Toyota, Mendeola transmissions and Atlas transfer cases for Off Road
Bestseller No. 6
Mobil 1 104361-UNIT 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube - 1 Quart
  • Exceptional thermal stability and resistance to high temperature oxidation Extended gear and bearing life due to minimal deposits. Promotes Longer seal life and Potentially extended oil drain or service intervals
  • Outstanding protection against low speed or high torque wear and against high speed scoring with capability to handle the severest driving conditions while delivering smooth efficient and reliable performance
  • Exceptional shear stability. Retains viscosity and film strength under severe operating conditions to prevent wear
  • Excellent rust, staining and corrosion protection of copper and its alloys. Reduced wear with Longer component life
  • Excellent limited-slip performance. Reduced chatter and improved traction
Bestseller No. 7
Red Line (50204) SAE 75W80 API GL-4 Manual Transmission and Transaxle Lubricant - 1 Quart
  • Less slippery low sulfur formula compatible with brass synchronizers
  • Stable at high temperatures in performance applications
  • Also available as higher viscosity like MT-85 and MT-90
  • Satisfies gear oil viscosity requirements of 70W; 75W; 80W; SAE 30 5W30 10W30 motor oil
  • Popular in Acura and Honda; BMW; Ford; Dodge and Jeep
Bestseller No. 8
Genuine Ford Fluid XT-M5-QS Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid - 1 Quart
  • Use according to owner guide recommendations
  • Manufactured with synthetic base oils and performance additives providing improved gear shifting at all ambient temperatures
  • Due to its excellent thermal, oxidative and shear stability, this fluid meets Ford's fill-for-life requirements
  • Its wear protection extends the life of synchronizers and bearings
  • Reduced friction and optimal lubrication reduces operating temperatures, increases component life and improves efficiency
SaleBestseller No. 9
ACDelco 10-4006 Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid - 1 qt
  • Formulated specifically for synchromesh transmissions, resulting in excellent synchronizer performance
  • Minimizes sludge and varnish deposits to provide for a cleaner transmission
  • Protects against surface distress, minimizing spalling, pitting, rust, corrosion, and overall wear
  • All-climate fluid that manages temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 degrees Celsius) to as high as 300 degrees Fahrenheit (149 degrees Celsius)
Bestseller No. 10
Plews 55001 Lubrimatic Fluid Quart Pump, Fits Standard Quart Bottles
  • Ideal accessory for adding fluids to small engines, automotive transmissions and axles, farm equipment, and industrial equipment
  • Fits quart sized bottles and containers with traditional sized necks as commonly used for motor oil, ATF, and gear lube - not for use with wide-mouth necks
  • Rigid inlet tube won't curl like flexible tubes ensuring a more complete fluid transfer
  • 17 inch long, 3/8 inch diameter flexible outlet hose allows access to even hard to reach fill plugs and tubes
  • Transfers fluids at 4cc per stroke

Last update on 2019-06-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-06-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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