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2011-15 Ford Focus recalled for fuel tank fix

Ford has issued a recall for 42,988 examples of its Focus small car built between 2011 and 2015, over concerns the fuel tank could crack and leak. The Blue Oval reports that certain vehicles "under particular environmental conditions" may ingest excessive levels of dust, which may block the carbon canister during a purge cycle, causing the fuel tank to reach vacuum levels that exceed design limits...

Ford Focus RS Limited Edition confirmed - more hardcore hatch here in November

An even more hardcore version of the Ford Focus RS will be reach Aussie shores in November, when the 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition touches down. It'll be limited to just 500 units, and the price of the new version will put it $6000 higher than the existing Focus RS - but there are plenty of changes to justify the extra expense over the "standard" model...

Ford Powershift transmission issues explained

Dual-clutch transmissions have not had the best reputation in Australia. From the Volkswagen experience to the latest spout of issues with Ford’s PowerShift transmissions, the concept of ditching the conventional torque converter in favour of a ‘next-generation’ transmission has not been the smoothest experience for both customers or manufacturers...

PowerShift: Ford Australia boss speaks against ACCC claims, regrets "poor experience" - video

Ford Australia has strongly denied claims made by the ACCC today that it mishandled customers suffering through issues with Ford Powershift transmissions. A press conference held today by Ford Australia CEO Graeme Whickman confirmed that Ford Australia would contest the ACCC's allegations in court, but agrees that it could have handled complaints better...

2018 Ford Focus sedan spied

The next-generation Ford Focus sedan has been spied doing a spot of hot weather testing in southern Europe. We can see, despite a plethora of false panels and head-to-toe camouflage, Ford has ditched the six side window treatment used in all generations of the Focus sedan thus far. Like the five-door hatch, which was last spotted in February, the new sedan also has a prominent shoulder line gracing its side...

2019 Ford Focus to be sourced from China for North America

The next-generation Ford Focus, due to hit the North American market in 2019, is set to be produced at the company's plant in China for American customers, the company revealed recently...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

  Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too

The future of the Ford Fiesta in Australia remains under a cloud of uncertainty, with the brand clearly considering whether it makes economic sense to bring the next-gen model Down Under. And now the Ford Focus could be in the firing line, too. CarAdvice spoke with Graeme Whickman, president and CEO of Ford Australia at the updated Ford Transit Custom launch this week, where the question of the Fiesta’s fate was raised...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Ford Focus RS Option Pack adds LSD, black highlights, on the cards for Australia

The Ford Focus RS Option Pack has been revealed this week, giving the Blue Oval's hyper hatch several mechanical and cosmetic upgrades. Compared to the already manic 'standard' Focus RS, the Option Pack adds a mechanical limited-slip front differential sourced from tuning company Quaife, along with a two-tone colour scheme inside and out...

Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?

Each week CarAdvice receives at least four or five emails to the website or phone calls to our various radio programs regarding Ford Powershift transmission issues. The advice is always the same, but it's often misunderstood or not known by drivers experiencing issues...