FORD ( 12V553000 )
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
FORD / FUSION
Ford Motor Company
Report Receipt Date: NOV 30, 2012
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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.