Ford Motor Company Exterior Lighting:headlights Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
FORD / FUSION
Model Year(s):
2013

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Report Receipt Date: NOV 30, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V553000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,106

Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Fusion vehicles, manufactured from February 3, 2012, through October 20, 2012, for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” The affected vehicles may not have had the low beam headlamp projector coating properly cured during its manufacturing process.

Consequence:
An improperly cured projector coating will become hazy through operation, over time, reducing the brightness of the low-beam lamp. This may decrease driver visibility and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp assembly. The recall is expected to begin on December 10, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.

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