Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2001 FORD FOCUS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V418000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S55

Make: FORD

Model: FOCUS

Year: 2001

Component:
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990304

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20001012

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 95000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010124

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001214

Date Added To File: 20001218

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: STATION WAGONS AND 3-DOOR VEHICLES. THE SUBJECT VEHICLES HAVE A FOLDING 60/40 SECOND SEAT THAT BECOMES A LOAD FLOOR IN THE FOLDED POSITION. WHEN THE 60% 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.

Consequence Summary:
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 PERFORMANCE IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REVISED SEAT BACK HINGE PIVOT.