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Ford Recalls 28,800 Focus'

Recall From: Ford Motor Company

Models: Ford Focus Year: 2000

Number Involved: 28,800

Dates of Manufacture: March 1999 - February 2000

Defect: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with speed control, the control cable could have a core wire that is long enough to catch on the sleeve at the throttle body end of the cable during wide-open throttle acceleration. A throttle that does not return to idle could result in reduced vehicle control and, potentially, a vehicle crash.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and, if necessary, replace the speed control cable. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 23, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V302/Ford Recall No. 00S30]