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Recall 01V108000

Ford Recalls 2001 Focus Vehicles Because the Front Seat Backs May Recline Suddenly

Recall Details

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.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 3, 2001

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 3, 2001
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
01V108000
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Summary
PM CERTAIN SEDANS AND WAGONS, THE SEAT BACK RECLINER HANDLE SPRING COULD HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING AN IN-PROCESS TEST AND THE OCCUPANT MAY NOTICE A CHUCKING, OR PERCEIVED LOOSENESS OF THE FRONT SEAT BACK, OR THE SEAT BACK COULD UNEXPECTEDLY RECLINE.
Consequence
IF THE SEAT BACK UNEXPECTEDLY RECLINES WHILE THE CAR IS BEING DRIVEN, IT COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BACK RECLINER HANDLE SPRING FOR THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SEATS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 3, 2001. 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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