A few days after issuing a massive recall involving 1.3 million vehicles, Ford has now issued a fresh statement in the same breath correcting that German company Bosch was listed as a supplier for a defective canister purge.
In its previous report that was filed on October 24 with the NHTSA, Ford had listed global fuel system supplier TI Automotive as the key supplier. However, the company has now corrected it stating Bosch as a supplier of the part from its plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
“The decision to make any comments regarding a recall, as well as the responsibility for them, lies with the automaker concerned,” a Bosch spokesman wrote in an email to Automotive News.
Last week, Ford had issued an official statement warning owners that the defective valve may cause engine stalls, inaccurate fuel levels and possibly an “inability to restart the vehicle,” increasing the risk of a crash.
“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is in close contact with Ford Motor Co. regarding the valve issue on certain model year 2012-2018 Ford Focus vehicles,” an NHTSA spokesperson wrote in an email to Automotive News.
“The agency urges owners to take guidance from Ford and bring the vehicle in for repair once Ford alerts owners that the free fix is available.”