Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2000 FORD FOCUS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V218000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S20

Make: FORD

Model: FOCUS

Year: 2000

Component:
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990719

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000731

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 276500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001130

Recall Initiator: OVSC

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000811

Date Added To File: 20000811

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 201

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 201, “OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT.” THE RESULTANT HIC(D) VALUE AT ONE TARGET LOCATION AP1, LOCATED ON THE TRIM PANEL AT THE JUNCTURE OF THE A-PILLAR AND ROOF SIDE RAIL, MAY BE GREATER THAN DESIGN INTENT.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, AN OCCUPANT CONTACTING THAT LOCATION MAY NOT BE PROVIDED THE INTERIOR IMPACT PROTECTION INTENDED.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE B-PILLAR AND A-PILLAR TRIM PANELS, REVISE THE HEADLINER EDGE NEAR THE TOPS OF THE A-PILLARS TO ACCEPT THE NEW A-PILLAR TRIM PANELS WITH THEIR ENERGY ABSORBING TUBES, AND INSTALL THE NEW A-PILLAR AND THE OLD B-PILLAR TRIM PANELS.