Ford gas smell — Edge, Focus, Explorer, Escape, Fusion
Cause of Ford gas smell
Ford has issued a service bulletin #16-0045 to address a Ford gas smell on the vehicles listed below. The cause is a faulty PCV hose and Ford has issued a replacement part.
Vehicles affected by service bulletin #16-0045
2013-2014 Edge, Focus
2013-2016 Escape, Fusion
All equipped with the 2.0L ECOBOOST engine and manufactured before 12/15/2015
Fix for Ford gas smell
Inspect the PCV hose to make sure it is properly connected to the valve cover and the low-pressure intake duct. On Ford Escape and Focus ST vehicles you must first remove the cowl panel grille to access the hose. For Edge vehicles remove the air cleaner outlet pipe to access the hose
Next, smell the PCV hose. If it smells like gas or the hose was disconnected, replace it with the updated part.
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