The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Focus models because of a problem with the wiper motor.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 140, 310 units of the Ford Focus, made between the 1st August, 2010 and October 18, 2011, will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take them back to the local dealers in order to fix a problem with a missing seal on the wiring harness connector to the passenger-side wiper motor. The NHTSA is saying that if ignored, the passenger side motor can accumulate water or other contaminants and this might lead to reduced visibility and even the possibility of a crash.
“Water or other contaminants may accumulate in the connector, resulting in an intermittent or inoperative passenger side wiper motor, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.
Ford Motor Company didn’t say anything about reports received which were indicating crashes or injuries because of this problem. The recall for the 2012 Ford Focus is expected to begin around the 21st of May, 2012, and dealers will inspect and clean the wiper motor connection free of charge. In order to see whether or not your vehicle is affected by this recall you can contact the car manufacturer at 1-866-436-7332, campaign number 12S29.