View Full Version : Warning To All ZX3 Focus Owners Possible Dangerous Defect!

12-28-2004, 09:16 PM
If you or someone you know owns a Ford Focus ZX3 please follow this link to read about a possible safety hazard I discovered on my own Focus.<p> <A HREF="http://www.focaljet.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=2416551035&an=0&page=0#2416551035" TARGET="_blank">http://www.focaljet.com/ubbthr...51035</A> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.teamtreo.com/temp/wires%201.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Please spread the word!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Shomare at 8:08 AM 12/29/2004</i>

12-28-2004, 09:35 PM
Just to make sure this is said; this is just a possible defect, and other factors will also play a role in this. The weather conditions in which the cars reside will affect the rubber coating of the wires, and thus not all cars will be affected. Extreme heat/humidity and/or cold will exascerbate the problem, as well as mileage/use of the car, as well as the materials used when that particular car was produced. All of this information came from that forum BTW. Maybe we should get Cozz in hear to see if he's heard of similar problems.

12-28-2004, 09:46 PM
Folks, This thread is going to be left running<p>Please bring this problem to the attention of all focus owners you know, show them the link and ask them to check their car. pass the word around, and have them contact Shomare via email, or post on CSS or FocalJet<p>While it's not a serious problem it is one which could be hazardous, and the owner wouldn't realize there is a problem until it's too late. This is just a friendly pointer for the safety of Focus ZX3 and ZX5 owners, not a massive safety alert akin to the Firestone tire problems for had in 2000

12-30-2004, 07:51 PM
So far, this has been found on seven cars that belong to <A HREF="http://www.focaljet.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.focaljet.com</A><p>Unfortunately, they are a hard group to motivate otherwise I'm sure there would be more reports of the problem.<p>One member reports that he works in a service department and repairs this problem on a regular basis.<p>Sounds as if it may be a silent recall <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I have attempted to bring it to Ford's attention with no success. If anybody has any sugestions for who to contact (outside of Ralph Nader) please <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

12-30-2004, 08:42 PM
Bring it to NHTSA's attention. Ford won't do anything, and Ralph Nader won't either. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0">

12-30-2004, 08:52 PM
Did that, but don't they have to have X number of calls before they take action?

12-30-2004, 09:55 PM
Usually they take complaints, and if it causes serious accident or injury (or poses an imminent threat of those) then they'll negotiate with Ford over proper action.

01-03-2005, 05:22 AM
Word is spreading slowly. <p>Local new may do a story on the car and the problem with getting Ford to respond to the information. <p>Have posted the information over at Blue Oval News in an effort to reach someone at Ford.<p>There are at least eight known cases of this problem now, not many I know but there may be more if people would bother to check!

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01-03-2005, 09:12 AM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> good to see progress