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Ford Focus recall 00V218000

Ford Recalls 2000 Focus Vehicles Due to Defective Interior Trim Panels
Body, Interior & Misc., November 30, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview

Ford has recalled certain 2000 Focus vehicles because the interior trim panels at the headliner on the sides may not be able to absorb enough energy in a crash. Dealers will replace the A-pillar trim panels and revise the headliner in that area.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2000

Mfr's Report Date:
November 30, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V218000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 276500

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." THE RESULTANT HIC(D) VALUE AT ONE TARGET LOCATION AP1, LOCATED ON THE TRIM PANEL AT THE JUNCTURE OF THE A-PILLAR AND ROOF SIDE RAIL, MAY BE GREATER THAN DESIGN INTENT.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, AN OCCUPANT CONTACTING THAT LOCATION MAY NOT BE PROVIDED THE INTERIOR IMPACT PROTECTION INTENDED.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE B-PILLAR AND A-PILLAR TRIM PANELS, REVISE THE HEADLINER EDGE NEAR THE TOPS OF THE A-PILLARS TO ACCEPT THE NEW A-PILLAR TRIM PANELS WITH THEIR ENERGY ABSORBING TUBES, AND INSTALL THE NEW A-PILLAR AND THE OLD B-PILLAR TRIM PANELS.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BE PHASED. THE FIRST MAILING WILL BE FOR THE 3-DOOR SEDAN VEHICLES AND BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 30, 2000. THE SECOND PHASE IS FOR 4-DOOR SEDAN AND WAGON VEHICLES AND WILL BEGIN ON DECEMBER 29, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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