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Recall 02V117000

Ford Recalls 2002 Focus Vehicles Due to Sticking Accelerator

Recall Details

Ford has recalled 2002 Focus vehicles with manual transmissions because the throttle body may stick during wide open acceleration. The speed control cable may hang up on the throttle body bracket and not allow the throttle to release. This may make it difficult to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the throttle body assembly.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, April 25, 2002

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 25, 2002
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
534
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
02V117000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH MANUAL TRANSAXLES, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR THE SPEED CONTROL CABLE TO HANG UP AT THE THROTTLE BODY BRACKET DURING HIGH, WIDE OPEN THROTTLE OPERATION, PREVENTING THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO THE CLOSED POSITION WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED.
Consequence
IF THIS CONDITION WERE TO OCCUR, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO DEPRESS THE CLUTCH AND APPLY THE BRAKE TO BRING THE VEHICLE TO A STOP.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY AND CHECK FOR PROPER OPERATION. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 25, 2002. 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 1-866-436-7332.
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CUSTOMERS CAN 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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