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Getting a code PO451 fuel tank pressure sensor error on my 2013 Ford Focus. I need to travel several hundred miles in the next few days before it can be fixed. Will this harm the vehicle?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you certain it's the fuel pressure sensor that's in need of attention? What about the fuel rail? Have you checked it yet?

I haven't. My mechanic hooked the car up to the computer and came up with the code.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?

Not sure I can do the fix myself. I've tried fiddling with the capless gas intake, but nothing else.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just that I haven't seen any symptoms other than the check engine light coming on.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
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Ford Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

The code is usually caused by a faultu NVLD valve, dirty/faulty fuel tan k pressure sensor or a leak in the evap system. Either case it should be sfe to drive for the time.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'll be traveling about 600 highway miles in a single day. Will that be OK for the car?
Ford Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Yes, This code by itself can not cause cause any driving or safety problem.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks.
Ford Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
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You're welcome and good luck with your vehicle, And please don’t forget to rate my performance in the upper left corner otherwise i don’t get compensated. Thank you and have a blessed day.

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