May 23, 2001
2001 Ford Focus Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2001
Ford Focus automobiles manufactured in March 2001.
On certain passenger vehicles, the seat back
recliner handle spring could have been damaged, and the occupant may notice a looseness of
the front seat back, or the seat back could unexpectedly recline. If the seat back
unexpectedly reclines while the car is being driven, it could result in loss of vehicle
8,500 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the seat back recliner handle
spring for the driver and front passenger seats.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on March 28, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V108/Ford
Recall No. 01S13]
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
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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!
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