2012 Ford FOCUS ELECTRIC Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Recall

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2012 Ford FOCUS ELECTRIC Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Recall

 NHTSA Recall #99680
NHTSA Compaign #13V475000
MFG Compaign #13C07
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 SupplierFORD
 BrandFORD
 ModelFOCUS ELECTRIC
 Model Year2012
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL
 Date of notification30/10/13
 Begin date of manufacuring15/09/11
 End date of manufacturing24/04/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorOVSC
 Report received17/10/13
 Report created23/10/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number114
Estimated number of affected units23000
 Defect summaryFord motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 focus electric vehicles and 2013 c-max vehicles equipped with the intelligent access push button start system. In the affected vehicles, there is no audible chime when the vehicle is operational and the driver's door is opened. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."
 Consequence summaryWithout an audible door chime, a vehicle owner may open the door and exit the vehicle without being reminded that the vehicle is still operational, leaving the vehicle susceptible to theft.
 Corrective actionFord will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the door chime, free of charge. The recall began on october 30, 2013. Owners may contact the ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13c07.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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