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11/16/16 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 ford focus hatchback vehicles manufactured february 14, 2012, to august 26, 2016 and equipped with a manual transmission. the hatchback of the affected vehicles may be unlatched with a single press of the interior latch release button. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 206, "door locks and door retention components."

With only a single press needed, the driver may accidently unlatch the hatchback, increasing the risk of injury to any unsecured passengers in the back.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module with updated software, free of charge. the recall began february 10, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16c13.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/22/13 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 focus electric vehicles manufactured september 15, 2011, through august 23, 2013. in the affected vehicles, a powertrain control module software problem may result in a stall-like condition.

An unexpected loss of power while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the power control module, free of charge. the recall beganon november 22, 2013. ford's recall campaign number is 13s09. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/30/13 Ford 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."

Without 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.

Ford 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.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/21/12 Ford is recalling certain model year 2012 focus vehicles manufactured from august 1, 2010, through october 18, 2011. a seal in the wiring harness connector to the passenger side wiper motor may be missing.

Water or other contaminants may accumulate in the connector, resulting in an intermittent or inoperative passenger side wiper motor, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and as necessary, clean and properly seal the passenger side wiper motor connector. any inoperative wiper motors will be replaced. this service will be provided free of charge. the safety recall began on may 21, 2012. owners may contact the ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's safety recall campaign number is 12s29.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11/20/07 Certain vehicles fail to conform to the requirements specified in federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, 'occupant crash protection.' the driver air bag module may not have been properly assembled.

This condition may prevent the driver air bag from properly deploying and reduce occupant protection in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace your driver air bag module free of charge. the recall began on november 20, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 07c19.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
07/27/15 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford escape vehicles manufactured april 1, 2014, to june 12, 2015, ford focus vehicles manufactured june 17, 2014, to june 12, 2015, and ford c-max vehicles manufactured april 22, 2014, to june 12, 2015. in the affected vehicles, the engine may continue to run after the key or the start/stop engine button is turned to off. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If the engine does not turn off as expected, someone could move the transmission shifter out of park and the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. the recall began on july 27, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15c06.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/27/15 Engine Ford motor company (ford) notified the agency on january 8, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2014 ford escape vehicles manufactured april 15, 2014, to may 8, 2014, and 2015 lincoln mkc vehicles manufactured april 21, 2014, to may 15, 2014. on april 30, 2015, ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 45,505 vehicles, including certain model year 2014-2015 ford transit connect vehicles manufactured november 11, 2013, to august 29, 2014, 2014-2015 ford fiesta vehicles manufactured april 10, 2014, to june 17, 2014 and 2014 ford edge vehicles manufactured april 30, 2014, to may 21, 2014. improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.

If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. the recall began on february 27, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s30.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/15/14 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 ford focus vehicles manufactured may 1, 2014, to may 24, 2014, 2014 ford escape vehicles manufactured on june 6, 2014, and 2015 lincoln mkc vehicles manufactured june 4, 2014, to july 7, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module (fdm) may crack between the filter body and the filter cap, possibly resulting in low fuel pressure.

A reduction in fuel pressure may result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fdm, free of charge. the recall began in september 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s20.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/24/17 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 ford focus electric vehicles manufactured august 20, 2015, through april 13, 2016. the transmission's differential pinion gear shaft may overheat and fracture.

A fractured pinion shaft could cause a loss of motive power and loss of the transmission park function, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission differential assembly, free of charge. the recall began on march 24, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s28.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2013-2014 ford fusion vehicles equipped with a 1.6l gtdi engine and 6-speed manual transmission and 2015-2016 ford focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0l gtdi engine and 6-speed manual transmission. also included are four 2017 ford focus vehicles that had clutch replacements with potentially affected parts. the clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak.

A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the focus vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge. owners of fusion vehicles will have their clutch assembly replaced free of charge. parts are not currently available. owners will be notified of the recall with an interim notification beginning march 26, 2018. a second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available, currently expected to be in the second quarter of 2018. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 18s07.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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11/11/14 Suspension and Steering Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 focus and c-max vehicles manufactured august 8, 2014, to august 15, 2014. the affected vehicles may have steering gears that were incorrectly assembled.

The incorrectly manufactured steering gears may cause impaired steering, including the loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gears, free of charge. the recall began on november 11, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s18.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/07/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured january 11, 2012, to april 1, 2013, and 2013-2014 focus st vehicles manufactured may 03, 2012, to october 14, 2013. insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the manifold absolute pressure (map) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (pcm).

The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. the recall began on january 7, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s17-s1.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/06/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, to april 1, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines and focus st vehicles manufactured february 14, 2012, to october 14, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines. insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the manifold absolute pressure (map) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (pcm).

The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. the recall began in october 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s17.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/30/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford 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."

Without 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.

Ford 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.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/16/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford 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."

Without the proper illumination of the side maker lamps, the vehicle may be less visible in night time conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford 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.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/25/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles built with manual transaxles, there is the potential for the speed control cable to hang up at the throttle body bracket during high, wide open throttle operation, preventing the throttle from returning to the closed position when the accelerator is released.

If this condition were to occur, it may be necessary to depress the clutch and apply the brake to bring the vehicle to a stop.

Dealers will replace the throttle body and check for proper operation. owner notification began april 25, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/10/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017 focus vehicles. the rear left side seat back frame may have an insufficient weld between the outboard pivot bracket and the pivot nut joint, resulting in the seat back having reduced strength. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 207, "seating systems," and 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages."

The reduced seat back strength may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the rear second left side rear seat back as necessary, free of charge. the recall began october 10, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17c13.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/08/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2016 focus and c-max vehicles. the floor pan may have improperly welded left-hand apron joints.

Improperly welded apron joints may reduce the front-end structural integrity of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the apron joints, repairing the vehicle, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began march 8, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s03.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/27/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 ford focus, 2013-2015 ford escape and ford c-max, 2015 lincoln mkc and ford mustang, and 2014-2016 ford transit connect vehicles. a component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.

A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door latches with an improved part, free of charge. the recall began on january 27, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s30.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/16/16 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 ford focus hatchback vehicles manufactured february 14, 2012, to august 26, 2016 and equipped with a manual transmission. the hatchback of the affected vehicles may be unlatched with a single press of the interior latch release button. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 206, "door locks and door retention components."

With only a single press needed, the driver may accidently unlatch the hatchback, increasing the risk of injury to any unsecured passengers in the back.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module with updated software, free of charge. the recall began february 10, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16c13.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/27/13 Other Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 focus and c-max vehicles built from november 16, 2012, through november 21, 2012; and model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from november 14, 2012, through november 21, 2012. the left rear door child lock was built incorrectly. as a result, the child lock may not engage when the operator uses normal force to activate the child lock.

The operator may incorrectly believe the child lock is engaged. however, the door may be opened from the inside, increasing the risk of injury to an unrestrained child.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the affected rear door latches, and replace them as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on march 27, 2013. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 13s02.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/09/05 Other Certain passenger vehicles with four or five doors and originally sold in or currently registered in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia, a build-up of corrosion at the pawl pivot area of the rear door latch can cause a binding condition of the pawl that may affect proper engagement of the pawl into the catch. the occupant may experience difficulty opening or closing a rear door, and eventually the rear door may not latch properly.

If not latched properly, the door may open while the vehicle is in motion. if an occupant fell out of the vehicle, personal injuries could occur.

Dealers will have a lower rocker seal added to the door and have the rear door latches evaluated free of charge. a latch that passes the evaluation will be lubricated to prevent future corrosion. a latch that does not pass the evaluation will be replaced. in addition, a sticker will be affixed to the rear doors advising the owners to use the recommended lubricant. the recall began on march 9, 2005. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 05s27.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/03/01 Other Pm certain sedans and wagons, the seat back recliner handle spring could have been damaged during an in-process test and the occupant may notice a chucking, or perceived 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.

Dealers will replace the seat back recliner handle spring for the driver and front passenger seats. owner notification began april 3, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Ford Focus Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.