Does the Focus have a fuel tank defect ? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Worldwide News
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2002, 08:41   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Stacy94PGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Hills of North Georgia,USA
Posts: 7,859
Does the Focus have a fuel tank defect ?

NHTSA investigates possible Ford Focus fuel tank defect that may cause stalling


By HARRY STOFFER
Automotive News

WASHINGTON - Federal safety officials are investigating 2000-01 Ford Focus cars to determine whether a fuel tank defect causes them to begin stalling after owners have driven about 30,000 miles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it suspects that some material from the tank's interior collects on a pump screen and cuts off fuel.

The agency said unexpected hesitation or stalling is a safety hazard. The agency said it is aware of 72 complaints, seven involving crashes. About 575,000 vehicles are in service.

The agency, in a separate case, said it is probing whether brake and accelerator pedals are mounted too closely on 2000-01 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable cars equipped with adjustable pedals. There are 400,000 on the road.

NHTSA said 22 owners have reported they have repeatedly and unintentionally pressed the accelerator while stepping on the brake. The complaints include reports of five crashes.

NHTSA also is probing drivers' front airbags in the 2002 Nissan Xterra for possible electrical shorts in the steering column's clock spring or airbag module. A Nissan service bulletin and one complaint alerted the agency. About 20,000 vehicles are in service.

The agency reported other new cases, most involving electrical fires:

2000 FORD FOCUS

Problem: Fire occurs near battery in engine compartment.

Complaints: Seven, including three from an insurance company.

Vehicle population: Not determined.


1998-2000 KIA SEPHIA

Problem: Battery cable shorts out on dipstick tube, causing a fire.

Complaints: Six, plus seven other fires of undetermined origin.

Vehicle population: 134,000.


1997 NISSAN MAXIMA

Problem: Fire originates at the alternator.

Complaints: Five.

Vehicle population: 123,000.


1996 VOLVO 850; 1997 VOLVO S70, V70

Problem: Fire erupts from front seats, possibly from power adjustment mechanism or seat heater.

Complaints: Five.

Vehicle population: To be determined.


2002 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER, GMC ENVOY, OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA

Problem: Pinching, chafing or cutting of steering-column wiring disables various instrument and control functions.

Complaints: None; NHTSA was alerted by a technical service bulletin.

Vehicle population: 200,000.
__________________
Stacy94PGT
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.

My next Ford.....
Stacy94PGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Worldwide News



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All-new Ford Focus C-Max Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 02-23-2003 20:58
Ford Focus Inspires C-max Concept Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 09-26-2002 07:45
Ford: We've fixed the Focus Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 08-19-2002 07:13
2003 Ford SVT Focus Overview RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 07-23-2002 07:50
Ford Product-Led Transformation: 2003 RPO83 Trans | Driveline 0 07-22-2002 06:48

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:49.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.