Ford will be contacting the owners of certain 2012-2018 Focus 2.0L GDI and 2.0L GTDI vehicles for a problem affecting the fuel system. According to the defect report, the power-train control module may not detect a malfunctioning Canister Purge Valve (CPV) stuck in the open position. Excessive vacuum in the fuel vapor management system could deform the the fuel tank, giving inaccurate fuel gauge readings and drivability problems.

Note: Owners are advised to keep the fuel tank at least halfway full until the vehicle has been serviced.

Dealers will correct the problem by reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module. They will also check for fault codes and replace the CPV, the carbon canister, fuel tank and fuel delivery module as necessary. For more information, owners can contact Ford Customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S32 and the NHTSA campaign number is 18V-735.

Toyota will be contacting the owners of certain 2018 Toyota Camry cars regarding a problem affecting the engine and its cooling. The subject vehicles are equipped with 2.5L, 4 cylinder A25A-FKS engines.

According to the defect report, a manufacturing error has resulted in pistons being produced with a diameter larger than specified. Engines assembled with these pistons may cause the vehicle to run rough, create an abnormal sound, emit smoke from the exhaust, and/or illuminate an engine warning light. Drivers may notice a reduction in power and a stalling engine.

Toyota will ask owners to return to their dealers to have the production date codes of the pistons checked and replaced as necessary. Owners wanting more information can contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is J1M/J0M and the NHTSA campaign number is 18V-200.

A small number of 2016 Toyota Prius owners will be contacted by the manufacturer regarding a problem affecting the hybrid propulsion system. Some vehicles were manufactured with an inverter assembly which contains a capacitor that may not have been properly attached to the inverter housing. Over time the terminal of the capacitor may become damaged by normal vehicle vibrations which could eventually result in a hybrid system shut down.

All known owners of the subject vehicles that have not received the repair will be notified directly via telephone to return to their dealerships to have the inverter replaced. Owners wanting more information about the defect may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is H0U and the NHTSA campaign number is 17V-658.

Maserati will be contacting the owners of certain 2015-2017 Quattroporte GTS vehicles equipped with a V8 3.8 liter engine due to an electrical problem affecting the fuel system. According to the defect report, a resistor in the low pressure fuel pump could fail as a result of cyle time and temperature fatigue. If the resistor fails, the low pressure pump will stop working, eventually stalling the vehicle. (The vehicles involved in these incidents average a mileage of around 19,500 when the failure occurred.)

Dealers will correct the problem by replacing the fuel pump resistor cable assembly. Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-510-2369. Maserati’s number for this recall is 359 and the NHTSA campaign number is 17V-610.

Hyundai will be contacting a small number of 2017 Hyundai Ioniq owners regarding a defect affecting the Electronic Power Control Unit (EPCU) in their car. According to the defect report, the housing for the EPCU may contain small voids that could allow coolant to enter and contact the control unit’s circuit board. If this happens, the board could short and stall the vehicle.

Those receiving notices will be asked to return to their dealership to have the EPCU inspected and replaced as necessary. For more information about the problem, owners may contact Hyundai Customer Service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 166 and the NHTSA campaign number is 17V-532.

The owners of certain 2016-2017 Toyota Tachoma trucks, equipped with a six-cylinder engines, will be contacted by the manufacturer regarding a problem affecting the crank position sensor. According to the defect report, some crankshaft rotors may have been produced with an anti-corrosion coating containing a greater concentration of silica which increased the coating thickness. This may cause potential interference with the crank position sensor and could generate a static charge, causing the crank position sensor to malfunction. In this condition, the vehicle may display a Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL), misfire, or in some instances, stall.

Those receiving notices will be asked to return to their Toyota dealers to have th position sensor replaced with an improved design. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is H0H and the NHTSA campaign number is 17V-356.

Maserati has determined that certain 2017 Maserati Levante vehicles may have been manufactured with and engine software issue that could affect performance. According to the defect report, if the vehicle is being operated at speeds of approximately 2 miles per hour, the transmission could unexpectedly shift into neutral or the engine could shut down completely.

Those receiving notices will be asked to return to their dealers to have the engine control software updated. For more information, owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-816-2638. Maserati’s number for this recall is 338 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-936.

Chrysler has determined that a defect exists in certain 2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot vehicles manufactured May 9, 2016 – July 15, 2016. According to the defect report, the crankshaft or camshaft sensor may operate intermittently and could result in an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), engine stall, and a no start condition.

Those receiving notices will be asked to return to their dealership to have the crankshaft or camshaft sensor replaced. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is S89 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-907.

The owners of certain 2016 Nissan Titan Diesel XD trucks may experience problems with their fuel readings due to a manufacturing error affecting the fuel tank ventilation. During the assembly process, certain technicians may not have removed the temporary fuel tank breather tube cap and failed to affix the tube to the bed rail. As a result, the fuel tank may not receive proper ventilation and in rare instances may deform. This condition could result in the fuel gauge and the distance to empty meter displaying inaccurately.

Dealers will inspect the fuel tank breather tube, replacing the fuel tank, fuel sending unit, and/or fuel tank breather tube, as necessary. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 16V-847.