Recalls for 2013 Ford Focus

There are currently 7 recalls for your car.


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Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 14V495000

Recall Date: 08/11/2014

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Problem Summary: 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).

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

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 13V523000

Recall Date: 10/30/2013

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: AN UNEXPECTED LOSS OF POWER WHILE DRIVING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWER CONTROL MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY LATE NOVEMBER 2013. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13S09. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

Recall Number: 13V475000

Recall Date: 10/17/2013

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 13V475000

Recall Date: 10/17/2013

Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 13V335000

Recall Date: 08/01/2013

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 13V085000

Recall Date: 03/07/2013

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE AFFECTED REAR DOOR LATCHES, AND REPLACE THEM AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 25, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

Recall Number: 12E035000

Recall Date: 10/02/2012

Component: EQUIPMENT

Problem Summary: THIS 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: WITHOUT 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.

What Owners Should Do: YAKIMA 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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 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.

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