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SafetyAlerts
November 28, 2001

Alleged Recall of Ford Focus

(SafetyAlerts) - From multiple conflicting sources a recall may be in effect for the Ford Focus. Owners of the 2000-2001 Focus Models should contact Ford Motor Company or a Ford dealer with their vehicle identification number. Ford will not confirm a recall unless all consumer information is provided.

Number Involved:
279,646

Defect: 
The problem stems from corrosion caused by road salt used to melt snow and ice in the winter. The result is loose rear wheels. The recall covers cars sold in or currently registered in 21 northern U.S. states and six Canadian provinces where salt is used on roads.

The Ford Focus has been hit by quality glitches during the past two years. The 2000 model year alone had undergone seven safety recalls since it was introduced in mid-1999. Yet the model still has managed to lure a younger audience than Ford's previous compact, the Escort.

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 
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!

How many did you hear about?

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