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2001 FORD FOCUS Recall - Campaign #02V288000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2001 FORD FOCUS RECALL - #02V288000

RECALL FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : BATTERY : CABLES

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ZETEC ENGINES, LOOSE OR BROKEN ATTACHMENTS AND MISROUTED BATTERY CABLES COULD LEAD TO CABLE INSULATION DAMAGE.

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Vehicle 2001 FORD FOCUS
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between 7/19/1999 - 5/31/2001
Recalled on 11/6/2002
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 2/10/2003
# Affected 291,854
Recalled for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
 
Description CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ZETEC ENGINES, LOOSE OR BROKEN ATTACHMENTS AND MISROUTED BATTERY CABLES COULD LEAD TO CABLE INSULATION DAMAGE.
Consequences THIS, IN TURN, COULD CAUSE THE BATTERY CABLES TO SHORT RESULTING IN HEAT DAMAGE TO THE CABLES. BESIDES HEAT DAMAGE, THE "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE, THE VEHICLE MAY FAIL TO START, OR SMOKE, MELTING, OR FIRE COULD ALSO OCCUR.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BATTERY CABLES FOR THE CONDITION OF THE CABLE INSULATION AND PROPER TIGHTENING OF THE TERMINAL ENDS. AS NECESSARY, CABLES WILL BE REROUTED, RETAINING CLIPS INSTALLED, AND DAMAGED BATTERY CABLES REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 10, 2003. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.
Notes ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
See also 2001 FORD FOCUS Recall for SEATS, FRONT ASSEMBLY, RECLINER

2001 FORD FOCUS Recall for SEATS, FRONT ASSEMBLY, RECLINER

2001 FORD FOCUS Recall for VISIBILITY, WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER, MOTOR

2001 FORD FOCUS Recall for STEERING, LINKAGES

2001 FORD FOCUS Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

2001 FORD FOCUS Recall for LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES, DOORS, LATCH
Technical Service Bulletins Jul 31, 2015 - 021530 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
FORD: DUE TO HIGH CORROSION AREAS, WHERE VEHICLES ARE OPERATED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS, LOWER CONTROL ARM (LCA) CAN SEPARATE FROM FORWARD ATTACHMENT OF SUBFRAME. MODEL 2001-04 ESCAPE. *PE

Jul 31, 2015 - 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
FORD: DUE TO HIGH CORROSION AREAS, WHERE VEHICLES ARE OPERATED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS, LOWER CONTROL ARM (LCA) CAN SEPARATE FROM FORWARD ATTACHMENT OF SUBFRAME. MODEL 2001-04 ESCAPE. *PE

Jul 31, 2015 - 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
FORD: REAR DOOR LATCHES ARE EXPERIENCING CORROSION IN PAWL PIVOT AREA THAT PREVENT PROPER ENGAGEMENT OF PAWL INTO CATCH, WHEN OPERATED IN AREAS CAUSING HIGH CORROSION. MODEL 2000-05 FOCUS. *PE

Jul 31, 2015 - 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
FORD: REAR DOOR LATCHES ARE EXPERIENCING CORROSION IN PAWL PIVOT AREA THAT PREVENT PROPER ENGAGEMENT OF PAWL INTO CATCH, WHEN OPERATED IN AREAS CAUSING HIGH CORROSION. MODEL 2000-05 FOCUS. *PE

Jan 22, 2015 - 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
FORD: ON SOME VEHICLES, OPERATING FOR AN EXTENDED TIME IN HIGH CORROSION AREA, A SAFETY RECALL 05S27 WAS ISSUED, WHERE REAR DOOR LATCHES EXPERIENCE CORROSION IN PAWL PIVOT AREA PREVENTING PROPER ENGAGEMENT OF PAWL INTO CATCH. MODEL 2000-0

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Comments

9/22/2014 - camille edwards
I have a 2001 Ford Focus with 130,000 miles. The tail lights will not work or the dashboard lights, we have replaced all the fuses, all the bulbs even took it to an electric shop and they couldn't find a short...I haven't had too many problems with the car just normal wear and tear this problem is hard to resolve and can't do things in the evening


10/2/2010 - john
warning light coming and going of with no problems found check engine light doors open trans mission and more

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