Ford Recall 2012: Ford recalls 140,000 2012 Ford Focus cars due to wiper motor harness problem

By on Apr 8, 2012 in Automobile, United States Comments

Ford Motor Company recently announced a voluntary recall to more than 140,000 2012 Ford Focus cars due to wiper motor harness related problem that may cause danger to the driver and passengers as well.



2012 Ford Focus
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According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on its official website on Saturday, April 7, 2012, this latest Ford recall involves 140,310 cars of the said model.

As noted in the report, the recalled 2012 Ford Focus cars were manufactured from August 1, 2010 through October 18, 2011, wherein a seal in the wiring harness connector to the passenger side wiper motor may be missing.

Apparently, this faulty wiring may cause water or other contaminants to accumulate in the connector that will eventually lead to intermittent operation or total malfunction of the wiper, which reduces visibility and increases risk of danger.

With this, Ford said that authorized Ford dealers will inspect, clean and properly seal the passenger side wiper motor connector on recalled cars, or replace them if necessary, free of charge; with the recall being expected to start on May 21, 2012.

For more information about this Ford Focus recall, the public is being advised to contact Ford via their Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332, or contact NHTSA Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit SaferCar.gov.



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