Fleet News

Electrical fault leads to Ford Focus recall

FORD is recalling almost every Ford Focus sold in the UK since launch because of an electrical fault. Three out of every four Focus's built need to be returned to dealers to have the alternator checked.

The fault does not jeopardise safety, but could lead to flickering dashboard lights or, at worst, failure of electrical systems. The recall affects 61,130 cars built between September and March 5. The free alterations take half an hour.

A Ford spokesman said: 'The Focus is fitted with a new type of alternator designed to prolong battery life by charging at different voltages depending on temperature. If water gets into the system there could be electrical problems.'

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment

Comments

No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee