March 28, 2001
2001 Ford Focus Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has
published a recall affecting certain 2001 Ford
Focus automobiles manufactured in March 2001.
On certain passenger vehicles, the seat back
recliner handle spring could have been damaged,
and the occupant may notice a looseness of the
front seat back, or the seat back could
unexpectedly recline. If the seat back
unexpectedly reclines while the car is being
driven, it could result in loss of vehicle control.
8,500 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the seat back recliner handle
spring for the driver and front passenger seats.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on March 28, 2001. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V108/Ford Recall No. 01S13]