February 16, 2001
Ford Recalls 2000 Focus
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has
published a recall affecting model year 2000
Ford Focus automobiles. The affected models
were manufactured from March - December
On certain passenger vehicles, a decklid wire
harness can fatigue and develop broken wires in
the bend area of the wire harness. This could
result in either a loss of individual lamp functions,
an electrical short in the broken wires that
causes a fuse to open, or in the loss of stop lamp
or tail lamp function. Loss of stop lamp or tail
lamp function could increase the risk of a crash.
74,500 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the decklid wire harness.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Dec. 18, 2000. Owners who do
not receive the free remedy within a reasonable
time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V411, Mfg. #00S50]