Ford Recalls 140,000 2012 Ford Focus Due to Wiper Defect
Ford Motor Company issued a voluntary recall affecting more than 140,000 2012 Ford Focus cars due to a potential wiper motor harness related problem that may cause danger to both driver and passengers.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this latest Ford recall involves 140,310 cars of the said model that were manufactured from August 1, 2010 through October 18, 2011 in the Wayne, Michigan Assembly plant.
While no accidents or injuries have been reported yet, Ford said that in certain Ford Focus 2012 models, a seal in the connector to the motor of the windshield wiper may be missing.
Apparently, this missing seal plug 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 car owners are 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.