Ford recalls nearly 1.5 million vehicles for engine stall issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said Thursday it will recall nearly 1.5 million cars in North America to address a faulty part that could lead to engine stalls.

The second largest U.S. automaker said it is calling back 2012 through 2018 model year Ford Focus cars with 2.0-liter GDI and 2.0-liter GTDI engines for a malfunctioning valve that could result in inaccurate fuel level readings and potentially engine stalls or an inability to restart the vehicle. Ford said it is not aware of any crashes as a result of this condition but said owners should maintain at least a half tank of fuel until the recall is completed.

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10 cars discontinued in 2018

1. Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe: Discontinued after 2018.

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2. Cadillac ATS Sedan: Discontinued after 2018.

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3. Cadillac ATS Coupe: Discontinued after 2019.

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4. Chevrolet City Express: Discontinued after 2018.

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5. Chevrolet Sonic: Expected to be discontinued as early as 2018.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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6. Ford Fusion: To be discontinued by 2020.

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7. Ford Taurus: To be discontinued by 2020.

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8. Ford Fiesta: To be discontinued by 2020.

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9. Ford C-Max Hybrid: Discontinued after 2018.

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10. Ford Focus sedan: Discontinued after 2018.

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(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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