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Gasoline smell Ford vehicles

Service bulletin #16-0045 fixes gas smell Ford SUVs

Ford has issued a service bulletin #16-0045 to address a gasoline smell on the vehicles listed below. The affected vehicles have the 2.0L Ecoboost engine and the complaint is a fuel odor most likely emanating from the originating from the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) hose.

Affected vehicles:

2013-2014 Edge, Focus

2013-2015 Explorer

2013-2016 Escape, Fusion

2013-2016 MKZ

2015-2016 MKC

All with the 2.0L Ecoboost engine

The service bulletin addressing a gasoline smell Ford vehicles affects different build dates as shown here:

If your 2016 Escape or MKC was built on or before 12/15/2015, check the PCV hose to make sure it is firmly in the valve cover and the low pressure intake duct.

For Escape and Focus ST vehicles, remove the cowl panel grille to access the hose.

For Edge vehicles remove the air cleaner outlet pipe to access the hose.

If the hose was disconnected, reconnect it.

If the hose isn’t disconnected, smell the hose. If it smells like gasoline, replace it with the updated part numbers listed below.

EJ7Z-6758-B       Positive Crankcase Ventilation Hose Assembly

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