November 25, 2003
Ford Has Recalled the 2000 and 2001 Focus
- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.
Make : FORD Model : FOCUS Year : 2000
Make : FORD Model : FOCUS Year : 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V482000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP
Potential Number Of Units Affected : N/A
CONTAMINATION OF THE FILTER IN THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE (FDM) CAN BLOCK FUEL
FLOW TO THE ENGINE
VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE ENGINE HESITATION, LOSS OF POWER, SURGING, AND OTHER
SIMILAR DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS. OVER TIME, THE FILTER MAY BECOME SUFFICIENTLY
BLOCKED TO CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL.
FORD WILL REPLACE THE FDM WITH A NEW DESIGN IF THE VEHICLE EXHIBITS ANY OF
THE NOTED DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS, FREE OF CHARGE, FOR A PERIOD OF 10 YEARS
FOLLOWING THE ORIGINAL WARRANTY START DATE OF THE VEHICLE.
THIS ACTION IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT BEING
CONDUCTED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT.
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
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