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post #1 of 16 Old 12-11-2009, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Just been reading The Metro this morning and noticed that Ford are recalling about 100,000 (of which 30,000 are in the UK) Focus and C-Max's because of afault caused by gritting which might overheat the cooling system.

The basics are: Cars built between February 2004 and May 31 2006 and effect cars with 1.8 & 2.0 TDCI engines.
Contact your local Ford dealer who will fix the car free. Repair job is around 1 hour.

Below is the story from this webpage: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/805821-f...-cars-recalled

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Almost 100,000 Ford cars across Europe – including 30,000 in Britain – are being recalled amid fears that their engines could catch fire.



Ford has said salt from gritted roads could affect the car cooling system causing it to overheat and ignite.


The company warned drivers that following a specification change to the engine cooling fan control module there was a risk of ‘corrosion build up' from salt put down during the winter to make roads safer.


It said the corrosion could get into the electronic circuits and cause overheating. In a letter to owners it warns: ‘In rare cases the overheating may be sufficient to ignite the module and surrounding wiring and components.'


The US car maker identified the problem in August and drivers started to be alerted in mid-September, although some in Britain are only now receiving recall letters.




The safety recall affects all Ford Focus cars with 1.8L and 2.0L TDCi diesel engines built between February 20 2004 and May 31 2006.


The Ford Focus model includes the Zetec and Style. The safety recall also includes some of the C-Max range.


Owners are being told to contact their local dealer where the fault will be corrected free of charge, usually taking no more than an hour.


A Ford spokesman said no accidents or injuries related to the problem had been reported.


About 90,000 Ford Focus models are sold in Britain every year.


The majority of recalls affect the hugely popular Focus range but


Car giant Ford has been forced to recall 65,000 of its cars across Europe including almost 30,000 in Britain over concerns about potential engine fires.


The safety recall is about its most popular model - the Ford Focus.


Ford has warned that salt from gritted roads could affect the car's cooling system causing it to overheat and ignite.


The company warned drivers that following a specification change to the engine cooling fan control module there was a risk of ‘corrosion build up' from salt put down during the winter to make roads safer.


It said the corrosion could get into the electronic circuits and cause overheating.


In a letter to owners it warned: ‘In rare cases the overheating may be sufficient to ignite the module and surrounding wiring and components.'


The safety recall affects all Ford Focus cars with 1.8L and 2.0L TDCi diesel engines built between February 20 2004 and May 31 2006.


The Ford Focus model includes the Zetec and Style. The safety recall also includes some of the C-Max range.


Drivers are being urged to take their car to a garage for the system to be repaired.


A Ford spokesman said no accidents or injuries related to the problem had been reported.


He said: ‘There were a total of 65,083 vehicles affected across all European markets with 29,451 in the UK.'


The US car maker identified the problem in August and drivers started to be alerted in mid-September, although some are only being contacted now.


Ford said the problem affected vehicles used in countries which have a high road salt usage in winter months.


About 90,000 Ford Focus are sold in Britain every year.


Last month Ford increased its car prices for the fourth time this year while also revealing profits of almost $1 billion (611 million) between July and September thanks to increased market share and a successful cost-cutting programme.


Pre-tax profit for the quarter came in at $997 million (609 million), compared with a loss of $161 million (98.3 million) a year earlier. Revenue was $30.9 billion (18.8 billion), down $800 million (488 million) on a year ago.


The latest 2.7 per cent increase added a typical 250 to the cost of a Ka or Fiesta and 500 to the Focus and Mondeo.
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My car is in that area.
Sold first time in Germany 2005importet to norway in 2008.

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Hmm spoke to Local Ford dealer/workshop and mine was not in danger.
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have just called my local ford dealer (as we have a 2.0tdci on a 54 plate) who didnt know about recall and was told to just sit and wait to see if i get a letter from ford, if no letter then dont worry about it. lets hope ford will not lose any ones recall letters in the post.

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Visited my ford dealer in the village where I live, they checked the reg of my 06 2.0 tdci and said there was no problem.

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Yes I'm wondering if the dealers have been told about this yet. Time will tell.
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VOSA who handle all the vehicle recalls and let peple know, have a section on their site you can get more information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/reca...lt.asp?tx=VOSA

I can't anything though under Focus C-Max or C-Max.


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post #8 of 16 Old 12-13-2009, 12:56 AM
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A little search on the site there resultet in this

It has been identified that following a change to the specification for
the engine cooling fan module, vehicles which operate in countries
which have high road salt usage during the winter months may experience
an increased risk of corrosion build up. In extreme cases; the
corrosion can propagate into the electronic circuits and result in
overheating of same. In rare instances, the overheating may be
sufficient to ignite the module, surrounding wiring and components.

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Ahhh I was searching for a 2005 vehicle as that's what was in the middle of the age range they gave.

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post #10 of 16 Old 12-22-2009, 06:59 AM
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No chance of any problems with salt build-up here as the local council have failed to grit anywhere despite two significant snowfalls in three days
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