March 10, 2000
2000 Ford Focus Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration has
published the recall of certain 2000 Ford Focus
automobiles because 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. A throttle that does not return to
idle could result in unexpected acceleration,
increasing the risk of a crash.
Approximately 31,000 vehicles are affected by
this recall. Dealers will replace the speed control
cable with a new cable designed to prevent water
intrusion 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.
Owner notification began in December, 2000.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Ford at
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V346/Ford Recall No. 99S35]