March 10, 2000
2000 Ford Focus Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 2000 Ford Focus
automobiles because the speed control cable end fitting can allow water to enter the speed
control servo assembly.
If this occurs, corrosion in the servo assembly
could develop and cause intermittent speed control operation or prevent the throttle from
returning to idle. A throttle that does not return to idle could result in unexpected
acceleration, increasing the risk of a crash.
Approximately 31,000 vehicles are affected by this
recall. Dealers will replace the speed control cable with a new cable designed to
prevent water intrusion and inspect the assembly for internal corrosion. Servos with
evidence of corrosion will also be replaced. Owners are advised not to use the speed
control until the vehicles are repaired.
Owner notification began in December, 2000. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V346/Ford
Recall No. 99S35]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 10,
Regarding Auto Recalls
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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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