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Recall data for: 2011 FORD FIESTA

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V488000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12C26

Make: FORD

Model: FIESTA

Year: 2011

Component:
AIR BAGS

Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20091103

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20120921

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 154604

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20121026

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20121005

Date Added To File: 20121005

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Fiesta vehicles, manufactured from November 3, 2009 through September 21, 2012. The vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” The passenger side curtain air bag will not deploy in the event of a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty. Although the side curtain air bag system was designed to suppress the side curtain air bag under this scenario, that information is not explained in the owner’s guide for these vehicles as required by FMVSS No. 208.

Consequence Summary:
An occupant in the right rear seating position will not have coverage from the side curtain air bag in a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty, increasing the risk of injury to the right rear occupant.

Corrective Action:
Ford will notify owners and dealers will reprogram the vehicle’s software free of charge so that it no longer suppresses the passenger side curtain air bag when the front passenger seat is empty, and consistent with the description in the owner’s guide. The safety recall began on October 26, 2012. Owner’s may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.