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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 February 2000.

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]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers January 23, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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