Ford has recalled certain 2000-2005 Focus vehicles in states that use road salt because corrosion may build up at the pawl pivot area of the rear door latch. This may prevent the door from latching properly. If this occurs, an occupant could fall out of the vehicle. Dealers will install a lower rocker seal to the door to prevent corrosive material from entering and will evaluate the rear door latches, which will either be lubricated or replaced.
2001 Ford Focus Recalls
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Focus vehicles because the filter in the fuel delivery module may be contaminated. This may cause reduced fuel pressure, which can lead to hesitation, loss of power, and surging. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module.
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Focus vehicles because the battery cable insulation may become damaged. This may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate and the vehicle may fail to start. Dealers will secure the battery cables as necessary and verify proper routing. If insulation damage is present, the cable will be replaced.
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Focus vehicles because the lower control arm pinch bolts may be loose. In extreme cases, this can cause separation of the ball joint, which greatly increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the pinch bolts and torque them appropriately.
Ford has recalled 2000-2001 Focus vehicles in states where road salt is used because the rear wheel bearings may corrode. This may cause noise and premature failure. The wheels may eventually begin to wobble. Dealers will replace the rear wheel bearings and seals.
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Excursion, Expedition, F150, F250, F350, Focus, Taurus, Mercury Sable, Lincoln Continental, Navigator, and Town Car vehicles due to a defect in the wiper motor gear case. The wiper motor could overheat and malfunction, which may cause the wipers to stop working as designed. Dealers will inspect the wiper motor and replace the gear case cover.
Ford has recalled certain 2001 Focus vehicles because the front seat backs may recline suddenly due to a manufacturing test that damaged the retractor mechanism. This may lead to a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the seat back recliner handle spring for the front seats.
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Focus three-door and wagon vehicles due to a faulty second seat back hinge pivot. When the seat is folded and then restored to the upright position, the pivot may fail. This may cause the seat and the seat belt to be unsafe. Dealers will install a revised seat back hinge pivot.