The automaker Ford has had a busy year so far due to multiple recalls and a settlement with the NHTSA a few weeks ago. A few months ago, Ford issued a recall for approximately 465,000 models due to fuel tank leaks that could pose a fire hazard. Additionally, last month Ford recalled about 33,021 Hybrid models because the roofs of the vehicles could pose a head injury risk for passengers. Now, the automaker is recalling more vehicles for an entirely new reason. Specifically, Ford is recalling more than 6,000 Focus BEV and ST models due to an issue that could affect how the front side marker lights work.
The recall affects Focus BEV and ST models from the 2012 and 2013 model years. According to the NHTSA, “due to a wiring incompatibility, the front side marker lamps may not function.” Because of this issue, the NHTSA states that the vehicles do not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for lighting. The vehicles are equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights.
Edmunds reports that the recalled Focus BEV models were manufactured from September 15, 2011 through May 6, 2013. In addition, the Focus ST models were manufactured from February 16, 2012 through May 7, 2013. Ford is expected to begin the recall in mid-August. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified then, and Ford dealers will be responsible for repairing the defective wiring of the headlights for no charge to the customer.
Consumers can contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at 866-436-7332 for more information. The recall number for the affected Focus BEV and ST models is 13C04.