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Recall 99V346000

Ford Recalls 2000 Focus Vehicles Due to Corroded Speed Control Cable

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 2000 Focus vehicles because the speed control cable end fitting allows water in, which may corrode the cable and cause it to stick. This may increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will replace the speed control cable and inspect the assembly for internal corrosion. If corrosion is present, the speed control servo will be replaced.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, December 13, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 13, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
28,958
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V346000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL. THE SPEED CONTROL CABLE END FITTING CAN ALLOW WATER TO ENTER THE SPEED CONTROL SERVO ASSEMBLY. IF THIS OCCURS, CORROSION IN THE SERVO ASSEMBLY COULD DEVELOP AND CAUSE INTERMITTENT SPEED CONTROL OPERATION OR PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE.
Consequence
A THROTTLE THAT DOES NOT RETURN TO IDLE COULD RESULT IN UNEXPECTED ACCELERATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPEED CONTROL CABLE (WITH A NEW CABLE THAT INCORPORATES A GLASS-FILLED END CAP) AND INSPECT THE ASSEMBLY FOR INTERNAL CORROSION. SERVOS WITH EVIDENCE OF CORROSION WILL ALSO BE REPLACED. OWNERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE THE SPEED CONTROL UNTIL THE VEHICLES ARE REPAIRED.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 13, 1999. 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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