Recalls

Find the latest 2001 Ford Focus recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture February - September 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 1999 - October 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 2001
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S55
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S13
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V418
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V108
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V258
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,083,000
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,500
Potential Number of Units Affected 95,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Remedy Dealers will install a revised seat back hinge pivot. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy 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.
Summary Certain station wagons and 3-door vehicles have a folding 60/40 second seat that becomes a load floor in the folded position. When the 60 percent portion of the seat is folded down and a load is applied to the front edge of the load floor, the outboard hinge pivot could disengage from the hinge. If the seat is then returned to the upright position without re-engaging the hinge pivot, the seat and seat belts may not provide the intended level of protection in the event of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...
Summary 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 control.
Dates of Manufacture February - September 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 1999 - October 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 2001
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S55
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S13
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V418
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V108
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V258
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,083,000
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,500
Potential Number of Units Affected 95,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Remedy Dealers will install a revised seat back hinge pivot. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy 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.
Summary Certain station wagons and 3-door vehicles have a folding 60/40 second seat that becomes a load floor in the folded position. When the 60 percent portion of the seat is folded down and a load is applied to the front edge of the load floor, the outboard hinge pivot could disengage from the hinge. If the seat is then returned to the upright position without re-engaging the hinge pivot, the seat and seat belts may not provide the intended level of protection in the event of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...
Summary 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 control.
Dates of Manufacture February - September 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 1999 - October 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 2001
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S55
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S13
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V418
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V108
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V258
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,083,000
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,500
Potential Number of Units Affected 95,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Remedy Dealers will install a revised seat back hinge pivot. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy 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.
Summary Certain station wagons and 3-door vehicles have a folding 60/40 second seat that becomes a load floor in the folded position. When the 60 percent portion of the seat is folded down and a load is applied to the front edge of the load floor, the outboard hinge pivot could disengage from the hinge. If the seat is then returned to the upright position without re-engaging the hinge pivot, the seat and seat belts may not provide the intended level of protection in the event of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...
Summary 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 control.
Dates of Manufacture February - September 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 1999 - October 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 2001
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S55
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S13
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V418
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V108
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V258
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,083,000
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,500
Potential Number of Units Affected 95,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Remedy Dealers will install a revised seat back hinge pivot. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy 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.
Summary Certain station wagons and 3-door vehicles have a folding 60/40 second seat that becomes a load floor in the folded position. When the 60 percent portion of the seat is folded down and a load is applied to the front edge of the load floor, the outboard hinge pivot could disengage from the hinge. If the seat is then returned to the upright position without re-engaging the hinge pivot, the seat and seat belts may not provide the intended level of protection in the event of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...
Summary 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 control.
Dates of Manufacture February - September 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 1999 - October 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 2001
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S55
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S13
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V418
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V108
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V258
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,083,000
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,500
Potential Number of Units Affected 95,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Remedy Dealers will install a revised seat back hinge pivot. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy 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.
Summary Certain station wagons and 3-door vehicles have a folding 60/40 second seat that becomes a load floor in the folded position. When the 60 percent portion of the seat is folded down and a load is applied to the front edge of the load floor, the outboard hinge pivot could disengage from the hinge. If the seat is then returned to the upright position without re-engaging the hinge pivot, the seat and seat belts may not provide the intended level of protection in the event of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...
Summary 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 control.
Dates of Manufacture February - September 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 1999 - October 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 2001
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S55
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S13
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V418
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V108
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V258
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,083,000
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,500
Potential Number of Units Affected 95,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Remedy Dealers will install a revised seat back hinge pivot. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy 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.
Summary Certain station wagons and 3-door vehicles have a folding 60/40 second seat that becomes a load floor in the folded position. When the 60 percent portion of the seat is folded down and a load is applied to the front edge of the load floor, the outboard hinge pivot could disengage from the hinge. If the seat is then returned to the upright position without re-engaging the hinge pivot, the seat and seat belts may not provide the intended level of protection in the event of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...
Summary 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 control.
Dates of Manufacture February - September 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 1999 - October 2000
Dates of Manufacture March 2001
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S55
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S13
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V418
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V108
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V258
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,083,000
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,500
Potential Number of Units Affected 95,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Remedy Dealers will install a revised seat back hinge pivot. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy 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.
Summary Certain station wagons and 3-door vehicles have a folding 60/40 second seat that becomes a load floor in the folded position. When the 60 percent portion of the seat is folded down and a load is applied to the front edge of the load floor, the outboard hinge pivot could disengage from the hinge. If the seat is then returned to the upright position without re-engaging the hinge pivot, the seat and seat belts may not provide the intended level of protection in the event of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...
Summary 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 control.

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