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Recall 18V845000

Clutch Fractures Damaging Transmission And Causing Fluid Leak

Recall Details

The clutch for the manual transmission may fracture and damage the transmission while also possibly causing a transmission fluid leak. Dealers will update vehicle software for the detection of prolonged clutch slippage and will replace the clutch as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The clutch assembly for the manual transmission of vehicles equipped with the 1.0L engine may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly causing a transmission fluid leak. This could prevent movement of the vehicle which could result in an accident and could cause a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2019. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 18S07.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, November 28, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 28, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,828
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V845000
Component
POWER TRAIN
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.
Consequence
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.
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.
Notify
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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