2012 Ford FOCUS Exterior Lighting Recall

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2012 Ford FOCUS Exterior Lighting Recall

 NHTSA Recall #97232
NHTSA Compaign #13V335000
MFG Compaign #13C04
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 Model Year2012
 Date of notification16/08/13
 Begin date of manufacuring15/09/11
 End date of manufacturing07/05/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received01/08/13
 Report created06/08/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number108
Estimated number of affected units6308
 Defect summaryFord is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 focus bev vehicles equipped with high intensity discharge (hid) headlights, manufactured september 15, 2011, through may 6, 2013; and model year 2013 focus st vehicles equipped with high intensity discharge (hid) headlights, manufactured february 16, 2012, through may 7, 2013. Due to a wiring incompatability, the front side marker lamps may not function. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
 Consequence summaryWithout the proper illumination of the side maker lamps, the vehicle may be less visible in night time conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionFord will notify owners, and dealers will modify the headlamp assembly wiring, free of charge. The recall began on august 16, 2013. Owners may contact the ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13c04.
 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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