Focus ST Forums Spark Focus ST Recall
For over a year, Ford Focus ST owners have been documenting dozens of cases of stalling and erratic engine behavior. After repeated inquiries by Jalopnik and Ford’s own internal investigation, the automaker is issuing a recall for nearly 160,000 vehicles to solve the problem.
The recall affects certain 2013 and 2014 Focus ST hatchbacks, as well as the Escape SUV with the 2.0T engine. According to Ford, the irregular engine behavior was caused by a manufacturing issue with the wiring harness splices. Without the right amount of pressure, the splices send inconsistent signals to the powertrain’s control module, causing the affected vehicles to experience drivability issues.
Ford tells Jalopnik that owners should expect a notice towards the end of September. But in the meantime, owners can go to this Ford sub-site and input their VIN to see if their vehicle is affected by the recall. The full text of the recall is below.