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Ford gas smell

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
2013-2015 Explorer
2013-2016 Escape, Fusion

2013-2016 MKZ
2015-2016 MKC

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

Ford PCV 6758

Ford PCV 6758

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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