February 16, 2001
Ford Recalls 2000 Focus
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model year
2000 Ford Focus automobiles. The affected models were manufactured from March -
On certain passenger vehicles, a decklid
wire harness can fatigue and develop broken wires in the bend area of the wire harness.
This could result in either a loss of individual lamp functions, an electrical short in
the broken wires that
causes a fuse to open, or in the loss of stop lamp or tail lamp function. Loss of stop
lamp or tail lamp function could increase the risk of a crash.
74,500 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the decklid wire harness.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Dec. 18, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V411, Mfg.
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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