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I hit a pot hole in my ford focus and it died. is there a saftey reset switch?

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You can check the fuel reset switch which should be located either in the truck on one of the side panels,or behind the kick panel inside the vehicle on the passenger side, if it was a big enough pot hole it may have tripped this switch. Hope this helps.

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