January 23, 2001
2000 Ford Focus Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published two recalls affecting the 2000
Ford Focus automobile. The affected models were manufactured between March 1999 and
On certain passenger vehicles equipped
with speed control, the control cable could have a core wire that is long enough to catch
on the sleeve at the throttle body end of the cable during wide-open throttle
acceleration. A throttle that does not return to idle could result in reduced vehicle
control and, potentially, a vehicle crash.
28,800 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect these vehicles and, if
necessary, replace the speed control cable.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V303/Ford Recall No. 00S31]
An additional recall has also been issued on
certain 2000 Ford Focus automobiles. On certain passenger vehicles, the rear wheel
hub retaining nuts can loosen, allowing the left rear wheel and brake drum assembly to
separate from the vehicle. This could result in a crash.
203,700 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the rear wheel bearings and
install a rear wheel retention cap to prevent left rear wheel separation.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Oct. 23, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V302/Ford
Recall No. 00S30]
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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