Ford recalling 58,000 Focus cars due to possible issues with fuel tank

Ford dealership sign, Photo Date: 7/17/2016 / Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0 / MGN

The Ford Motor Company is recalling about 58,000 Ford Focus cars due to possible issues with the fuel tank.

CNN reports the recall affects some 2012 and 2017 Ford Focus models, as well as some 2013-14 Focus ST models in North America.

"The powertrain software in some of these cars may not work properly, which could deform the fuel tank," CNN reports.

"If this occurs, the customer may observe a malfunction indicator light, inaccurate or erratic fuel gauge indication, drivability concerns or loss of motive power," a statement from Ford says. "Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition."

CNN reports the issue is connected with another recall from October, in which Ford recalled nearly 1.5 million Focus cars for the same issue. Ford says some cars were improperly serviced for that recall, leading the company to issue another one, CNN says.

Ford says anyone affected can take their cars to their dealers, which should reprogram the software and replace any parts that were affected.