January 23, 2001
2000 Ford Focus Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has
published two recalls affecting the 2000 Ford
Focus automobile. The affected models were
manufactured between March 1999 and February
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with
speed control, the 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. A throttle that
does not return to idle could result in reduced
vehicle control and, potentially, a vehicle crash.
28,800 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect these vehicles and, if
necessary, replace the speed control cable.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V303/Ford Recall No. 00S31]
An additional recall has also been issued on
certain 2000 Ford Focus automobiles. On
certain passenger vehicles, the rear wheel hub
retaining nuts can loosen, allowing the left rear
wheel and brake drum assembly to separate from
the vehicle. This could result in a crash.
203,700 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the rear wheel bearings and
install a rear wheel retention cap to prevent left
rear wheel separation.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Oct. 23, 2000. Owners who do
not receive the free remedy within a reasonable
time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V302/Ford Recall No. 00S30]