2015-'16 Ford Focus Electric Recalled for Differential Problem | Edmunds

2015-'16 Ford Focus Electric Recalled for Differential Problem

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling 949 2015-'16 Ford Focus Electric cars in North America because of a differential problem, the company said on Wednesday.

"It is possible the differential pinion shaft could wear out, resulting in a shaft fracture that would cause the vehicle to lose motive power without warning while driving and transmission park function without warning, increasing the risk of injury or a crash," Ford said in a statement.

There are no injuries or accidents linked to the recall.

The affected Focus Electric cars were built from August 20, 2015 through April 13, 2016 at Michigan Assembly Plant and from February 28, 2016 through March 30, 2016 at Saarlouis Assembly Plant.

Ford dealers will install a new transmission differential assembly equipped with a friction-reducing coating on both the pinion shaft and pinion gear bores. The recall is expected to begin on July 25. Owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673.

No information about the recall has been posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: This recall does not get going for several weeks. If you own a 2015-'16 Focus Electric and have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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