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Recall 00V302000

Ford Recalls 2000 Focus Vehicles Due to Sticking Throttle

Recall Details

Ford has recalled 2000 Focus vehicles because the core wire of the speed control cable may catch onto the sleeve of the cable at the throttle end during wide open acceleration. This may cause the accelerator to stick, which may increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace faulty speed control cables.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, October 12, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 12, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
28,800
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V302000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. A SPEED CONTROL CABLE COULD HAVE A CORE WIRE THAT IS LONG ENOUGH TO CATCH ON THE SLEEVE AT THE THROTTLE BODY END OF THE CABLE DURING WIDE-OPEN THROTTLE ACCELERATION.
Consequence
A THROTTLE THAT DOES NOT RETURN TO IDLE COULD RESULT IN REDUCED VEHICLE CONTROL AND, POTENTIALLY, A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE SPEED CONTROL CABLE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 12, 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.
Notify
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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