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The Focus manages to be both logical in its design as well as fun to drive. This European-developed car offers ride comfort and agility on par with respectable sport sedans. Access, rear seat room and trunk space belie the fact that this is a small sedan. Interior quality and pronounced road noise mar this otherwise capable package though.
Alerts
There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
Most Common Trouble Spots
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The 2002 Ford Focus has been recalled 9 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Overall Reliability Verdict
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Potential Trouble Spots
Engine Major
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Engine Minor
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Engine Cooling
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Transmission Major
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Transmission Minor
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Drive System
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Fuel System
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Electric System
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Climate System
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Suspension
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Brakes
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Exhaust
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Paint/Trim
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Body Integrity
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Body Hardware
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Power Equipment
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In-car Electronics
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2002 Ford Focus owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“The air compressor has gone out 4 times since I have owned the car. Every summer I have to get something fixed, and it is always $400.00 to $500.00. It is making the same noise again this year, but I think I will try to do without the air, as the ca”

Virginia G., GA (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had to have this fixed 3 times at a high cost”

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“it was defunct and needed replacing”

Anonymous, BC (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

“air conditioner not working”

Anonymous, MN (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The blower motor switch would only work on hi,this is supposedly a known problem on this car,and was easily and cheaply fixed by myself”

B W., AB (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“AC stopped working in the car May 2017”

Anonymous, WA (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“We have had to repair the blower twice in 15 years”

Anonymous, WA (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Heater core connection hose failed and caused rapid leak from system requiring hose replacement and coolant flush / fill”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“air conditioner only worked at top fan setting and even then not well”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Stop working”

Giovanni V., NJ (2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“General leaks”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The air hasn't worked for a couple of years. Suspected problem was low on freon. Not worth fixing”

Dennis B., WI (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The car is older. Leaks are to be expected”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced refrigerant last year and it needs to be replaced again this year”

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“Had to replace them at 44,00 miles which is about 1/3 of the life that I have experienced with other cars”

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“power steering reservoir sensor leaked and drained the power steering in a few seconds I replaced it with one from AutoZone”

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“When spring broke, replaced worn out struts”

Anonymous, IL (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“broken spring you must replace both sides”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Damaged when rear spring assembly broke”

Anonymous, NS (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

“Front coil spring broke. Sway-bar bushings wore out”

Anonymous, MD (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Hit pot hole, spring broke. Replaced springs and struts”

Anonymous, IL (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear spring assembly broke while driving on highway”

Anonymous, NS (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“The end links have had to be replaced, and need it again. The car makes a creaking noise”

Virginia G., GA (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

“Corroded due to age of car and salt on the roads”

Paul E., MA (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Considering the distance driven, I suspect tie rod and other steering mechanism issues are due to wear due to rough Canadian roads”

Anonymous, ON (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had continuing problems with both front and rear wheel bearings on this wagon. All have been replaced, some more than once”

Anonymous, ON (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“Needed replacement”

Joseph M., MI (2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“seized up”

Chris L., MN (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Just needed pads replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear caliper locked up”

Mark C., MI (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Front brakes had to be redone twice in 10000km”

Anonymous, BC (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

“This Trim used rear disk brakes and it was the only wagon trim to do so. As a result we have had great difficulty finding certain parts specific to the model and trim”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brake drums / bearing assemblies have been replaced twice in last 3-4 years”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“caliper lockup destroyed rotor”

Mark C., MI (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“paint peeling”

Daniel C., AZ (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Peeling paint under the hood”

Anonymous, MN (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

“Body Rust has become so severe the car will soon require more $ to repair than it would cost to replace the whole vehicle. We have been patching, but this has NOT been a good vehicle for rust! Compared to other cars it rusted prematurely”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rusting out pretty badly on the bottom”

Karl H., WI (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust on the frame, rear left wheel”

Anonymous, MN (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“car is old and rusting”

David W., NY (2002 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“It has rust everywhere”

Giovanni V., NJ (2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“Parts were not available. Ford reworked the system since the car came out. A totally different part came in which needed to rewire the emission system. Very expensive repair”

Anonymous, HI (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Check engine light indicates lean condition with codes P0133 and P1131”

Anonymous, IL (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

“fuel gauge was improperly indicating fuel level in the tank because the pump was bad”

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

“failed fuel pump and faulty fuel pump control module”

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced three fuel pumps since ownership 2002”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“check engine light came on, check by the service facility indicated the fuel pump was failing. $60 charge for the diagnosis. i had it replaced at a cost of $737. 10 days later the new pump failed. it was replaced at no cost to me”

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

“small leak in a freeze plug; location was difficult, behind timing belt and cam sprockets; procedure involved 4 X timing belt removal to isolate leak after initial water pump/housing diagnosis/replacement.work was DIY; would have been very $$$$ other”

Terry P., FL (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The Thermostat housing is made of PVC and was leaking sporadically and was hard to ID. Info from the Internet helped to ID the problem and the part was replaced which solved the problem”

Anonymous, BC (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Blown radiator hose. Serpentine belt replaced at the same time”

Matthew S., OR (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Thermostat

“The thermostat wore out, & its housing cracked & leaked engine coolant. After replacement, leaks stopped & heater works properly”

Chips C., NC (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“For the past 100,00 miles, about 10 years no issues at all..Then for the past 3 years, we are are on 4th thermostat, no idea as to why??”

Anonymous, CO (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“Would not start as valves not seating; low cylinder compressions. Top end overhaul completed”

Malcolm C., MI (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“The engine just simply ceased to work one day after leaving a store. When I arrived at the store it was fine, when I left it sounded like a bag of hammers in the engine. This car was nothing but a money pit after about 160K”

Jennifer C., BC (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

“Would not start; codes indicated Cam position sensor but was in fact timing belt broken”

Malcolm C., MI (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Was driving down the road and my timing belt snapped mid exceleration. One of many times this car has left me stranded in the last couple of months”

Jennifer C., BC (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

“Vehicle is old, but VERY LOW mileage. There was a problem with the DEXTRON coolant. It had never been changed out. This caused head gasket problem. Caused overheating. Caught the problem early and had it repaired before major damage could occur”

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine mounts

“Had to replace all engine mounts”

Anonymous, GA (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Required replacement”

Anonymous, VI (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Just normal wear and tear..No major problems”

Anonymous, CO (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Had an oil leak on bottom and top of the pan”

Elaine D., FL (2002 Ford Focus SVT 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Valve cover gasket needs replacing”

Anonymous, BC (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“rough shifting prior to second gear”

William H., FL (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“It didn't work properly and the car had no pickup. It had to be replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2002 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission needed replacement. Replacement transmission also needed to be replaced after six days”

Eric R., WA (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“trans rebuild 2X!”

Anonymous, NY (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Bolt came loose inside transmission”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Has a hot engine smell and antifreeze leaks. Has been repaired by the local repair shop. Still smells”

Dennis B., WI (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Uses coolant, or drips it out. We have to add more every couple months”

Anonymous, WA (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“When braking, the car shimmee's”

Elaine D., FL (2002 Ford Focus SVT 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Suspension rattles”

Matthew S., OR (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Heater fan noise”

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

“The passenger side rear door didn't latch. It wouldn't stay closed. The driver side rear door "knob" is hard to open”

Karen K., MA (2002 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

“I was in an accident and the seat belt ripped out of the frame of the car so that the shoulder harness didn't hold me back properly”

Karen K., MA (2002 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“Three of four automatic windows broke”

Anonymous, NM (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“regulator broke”

Daniel C., AZ (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Three of the four electric window openers have broken”

Anonymous, NM (2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

“New alternator required”

Anonymous, VI (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“My car completely died on a freeway off-ramp. No warning -- just complete failure. No power of any kind. After having it towed to my mechanic, he found that the alternator had failed and he replaced it”

Cathy H., WA (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Alternator failed on expressway. Had to have car towed to dealership, where it sat for a few days before mechanics could work on it. Total bill for towing and repair was $1000”

Patrick B., IL (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“totally dead”

Anonymous, MD (2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

“simple R&R, DIY style. exemplifies most other repairs for this car as it is a true gem. VERY reliable with only minor and typical issues”

Terry P., FL (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

“Radio does not work. CD player does”

Anonymous, NE (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The radio could not pull in stations. I replaced the antenna to no avail. Had to replace the entire system. First time I ever had a radio go out in a car”

Anonymous, HI (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Has a removable anti-theft faceplate that does not work and has to be taped down or pushed in the center to work then goes off”

Bob S., IL (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio volume control is erratic. Turning the knob to increase the volume may or may not produce the desired result. Sometime turning the knob to decrease the volume actually increases the volume. It is troublesome to use”

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“The aftermarket cruise control system failed & caused a short to the brake lights. After disconnecting the unit, brake lights work properly. The cruise control system has not been reconnected”

Chips C., NC (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“reverse lights have had an electrical failure”

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Left rear turn signal quit working. Short circuit melted the plastic seat for the bulb. Had to replace the rear light assembly”

Donald P., AK (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“Dashboard lights don't always come on at night”

Anonymous, NE (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“I just did”

Anonymous, GA (2002 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I sound like an antique sewing machine going down the road”

Anonymous, GA (2002 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Fell off”

Joseph M., MI (2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“even after 2nd rebulid --rough downshift!”

Anonymous, NY (2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“It would not shift into fourth gear or overdrive,”

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The solenoid to the transmission went bad and lost overdrive. With a new solenoid, it works just fine. Saved the cost of a new or rebuilt transmission”

Carl N., PA (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Had to replace wheel bearings on one front and one rear wheel”

Carl N., PA (2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
EQUIPMENT
Feb 24 2012
IF THE ASSEMBLY SEPARATES DURING INSTALLATION, IT COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE INSTALLER. IF THE ASSEMBLY SEPARATES WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, IT COULD RESULT IN SECONDARY DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE AND POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
RIDE CONTROL, LLC (RIDE CONTROL) IS RECALLING CERTAIN READYMOUNT ASSEMBLIES, P/N 746641MT AND 746646MT, WITH CORRESPONDING AFTERMARKET CUSTOMER PART NUMBERS: GABRIEL G56944 AND GABRIEL G56945, AND PRIVATELY BRANDED PARTSMASTER WITH PART NUMBERS G68944 AND G68945. THE READYMOUNT ASSEMBLIES WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET SERVICE EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON CERTAIN 2000 THROUGH 2005 FORD FOCUS VEHICLES. THESE ASSEMBLIES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A NUT WITHOUT THE NECESSARY WASHER. THE ABSENCE OF THE WASHER CAN ALLOW THE READYMOUNT ASSEMBLY TO PULL APART THE TOP MOUNT.
What should you do:
RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL SET UP PROCEDURES TO INSPECT, REPAIR, AND/OR REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS WITHOUT CHARGE TO THE OWNER. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 30, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-800-999-3903.
For more information:
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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12E007000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10006
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 11 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Aug 11 2008
WITHOUT THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS, THE LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY BE AFFECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMEBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA, FORD, OR CHRYSLER LLC. CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1921
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Jun 13 2006
FAILURE OF THIS CONNECTION COULD LEAD TO FUEL SPILLAGE AND, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS SOLD UNDER THE PUROLATOR BRAND NAME, P/N F65277, SHIPPED FROM JANUARY 16 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2006, FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT DESIGN, THE QUICK CONNECTORS MAY NOT FULLY SEAT WITH THE TUBE INTERFACE, EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON MAKING THE CONNECTION MAY BELIEVE THAT THE QUICK CONNECTOR IS FULLY ATTACHED.
What should you do:
UFI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 4, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT UFI FILTERS USA AT 800-230-5876.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO UFI FILTERS USA (PUROLATOR) AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E056000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 58640
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 24 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.
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THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E049000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27176
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Mar 23 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.
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THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO PRO-A MOTORS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61944
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Feb 01 2005
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.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V030000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 589932
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
Apr 18 2002
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.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V117000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 534
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