|Recall data for: 2013 FORD FIESTA|
|NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V488000|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12C26|
|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.