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Ford Recalls 203,700 Focus'

Recall From: Ford Motor Company

Models: Ford Focus Year: 2000

Number Involved: 203,700

Dates of Manufacture: March 1999 - May 2000

Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the rear wheel hub retaining nuts can loosen, allowing the left rear wheel and brake drum assembly to separate from the vehicle. This could result in a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the rear wheel bearings and install a rear wheel retention cap to prevent left rear wheel separation. 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. 00V303/Ford Recall No. 00S31]