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Ford Focus Recall 00V218000

Ford Recalls 2000 Focus Vehicles Due to Defective Interior Trim Panels

Recall Details

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 30, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 30, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
276,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V218000
Component
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

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).
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