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Recall data for: 2013 FORD FUSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V553000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12C27

Make: FORD

Model: FUSION

Year: 2013

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20120203

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20121020

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 19106

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20121218

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20121130

Date Added To File: 20121203

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Fusion vehicles, manufactured from February 3, 2012, through October 20, 2012, for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” The affected vehicles may not have had the low beam headlamp projector coating properly cured during its manufacturing process.

Consequence Summary:
An improperly cured projector coating will become hazy through operation, over time, reducing the brightness of the low-beam lamp. This may decrease driver visibility and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Corrective Action:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp assembly. The recall began on December 18, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.