Ford Focus RS engine problems: owners promised free repairs

Mindy Sparks
January 23, 2018

Ford has responded to reports of engine faults and white exhaust smoke on early third-generation Focus RS models by offering owners of vehicles a free inspection and fix.

Complaints about the issue have raged for nearly a year on a Focus RS online forum and for months on Reddit.

A Focus RS owner, YouTube user MarkCup70, claims in a video that he has come across a dealership report stating that another auto with the aforementioned symptoms was "losing coolant" due to the cylinder block being "out of tolerance".

Crucially, its dealers are under instruction to "test the cooling system, replace the cylinder head gasket and replace the cylinder head, as required, at no cost to the customer". The issue is noted by most as white smoke from the exhaust and dropping coolant levels.


All cars built between 3 August 2015 and 6 July 2017 will be recalled.

"Ford Motor Company can deny coverage for any vehicle damage that may result from the failure to have this service action performed on a timely basis".

The offer, which is free of charge to vehicle owners, runs through January 31, 2019, regardless of the vehicle's mileage. If it's needed, they also fit a new cylinder block, too. All repairs will be free of charge and the program will run through January 31, 2019.

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