2012 Ford FOCUS Equipment Recall

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2012 Ford FOCUS Equipment Recall

 NHTSA Recall #90898
NHTSA Compaign #12E035000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year2012
 Date of notification15/10/12
 Begin date of manufacuring15/07/24
 End date of manufacturing15/07/24
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received02/10/12
 Report created02/10/12
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units440
 Defect summaryThis recall involves aftermarket parts sold by yakima products, inc. For use on model year 2012 and 2013 ford focus vehicles. This recall is being conducted by yakima, not by ford. Certain combined q-tower and q128 clip rooftop rack systems, part numbers 8000124 and 8000728, do not fully contact the door frame.
 Consequence summaryWithout proper contact of the rooftop rack clip to the door frame, there is insufficient clamping pressure and friction. The system may slide off the vehicle when loaded with accessories, possibly becoming a road hazard to other vehicles or causing injury to pedestrians.
 Corrective actionYakima will notify owners, and yakima or a yakima dealer will refund the purchase of the q-tower and q-128 clip system. There is no replacement system available for the 2012-2013 model year ford focus. The safety recall began on october 15, 2012. Only vehicles equipped with the vehicle rack system are affected. This recall is being conducted by yakima, not ford. Owners may contact yakima at 1-888-925-4621.
 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.
  • What is Failure?

    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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