Monday, April 9, 2012
Ford Recalling 140,310 Focus Models from 2012
Ford is recalling 140,310 Focus cars from model year 2012 in the United States to repair a potential problem with the passenger-side windshield wiper motor, Reuters reports, citing U.S. safety regulators.
Reuters reported that a seal plug in the wiper motor electrical connector may be missing, allowing water into the motor's electrical connection, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data show.
The problem could cause an inoperative wiper on the passenger side, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford said no accidents or injuries had been reported related to the issue, according to Reuters. Owners will be notified the week of May 21, and the wiper motor connector will be cleaned and sealed as needed, NHTSA said.
In separate NHTSA documents, Chrysler, which is controlled by Fiat, is recalling 1,689 2012 model Jeep Patriot and Compass sport utility vehicles that may have been built with a fuel tank assembly containing a damaged rollover valve, according to Reuters. In an accident or rollover, fuel could leak and increase the risk of a fire, NHTSA said.
Chrysler said in a NHTSA filing that it was not aware of any accidents, leaks, fires or injuries related to the issue. The recall is expected to begin by June.