November 28, 2001
Alleged Recall of Ford Focus
(SafetyAlerts) - From multiple conflicting sources
a recall may be in effect for the Ford Focus.
Owners of the 2000-2001 Focus Models should
contact Ford Motor Company or a Ford dealer
with their vehicle identification number. Ford will
not confirm a recall unless all consumer
information is provided.
The problem stems from corrosion caused by
road salt used to melt snow and ice in the winter.
The result is loose rear wheels. The recall covers
cars sold in or currently registered in 21 northern
U.S. states and six Canadian provinces where
salt is used on roads.
The Ford Focus has been hit by quality glitches
during the past two years. The 2000 model year
alone had undergone seven safety recalls since it
was introduced in mid-1999. Yet the model still
has managed to lure a younger audience than
Ford's previous compact, the Escort.