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Ford Focus Tech Tip: Inaccurate Fuel Gauge Or Distance-To-Empty Indication

Some 2012-2014 Focus vehicles may exhibit inaccurate fuel gauge indication and/or inaccurate distance-to-empty notices. The vehicle may also exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196.

Models

2012-2014 Ford Focus

Issue

Some 2012-2014 Focus vehicles may exhibit inaccurate fuel gauge indication and/or inaccurate distance-to-empty notices. The vehicle may also exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196.

Service Procedure

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Figure 1

1. Does the customer report inaccurate fuel gauge indication and/or inaccurate distance-to-empty notices or does the vehicle exhibit one or more of the following DTCs: P0420, P1450, P0443, P0452, P0456, P0460 and/or P2196?

a. Yes – proceed to Step 2.

b. No – this article does not apply.

2. Replace the evaporative emission canister purge valve.

3. Inspect the evaporative emission canister for liquid fuel contamination.

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Figure 2

4. Is liquid fuel present?

a. No – proceed to Step 5.

b. Yes – replace the evaporative emission canister. Use low pressure compressed air to clear fuel from vapor lines from the tank to engine.

5. Is the bottom of the fuel tank deformed more than 25 mm (1 in) upward? (Figures 1 and 2)

a. No – repair is complete.

b. Yes – replace the fuel tank and fuel pump module.

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