|Make : FORD||Model : FIESTA||Year : 2013|
|Build Dates : 2009-11-03 – 2012-09-21|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V488000|
|Date Owner’s Notified: 2012-10-26||Date Received by ODI: 2012-10-05||Date Added to Database: 2012-10-05|
|Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company|
|Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12C26|
|Component: AIR BAGS|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 154471|
Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Fiesta vehicles, manufactured from November 3, 2009 through September 21, 2012. The vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard “FMVSS” No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” The passenger side curtain air bag will not deploy in the event of a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty. Although the side curtain air bag system was designed to suppress the side curtain air bag under this scenario, that information is not explained in the owner’s guide for these vehicles as required by FMVSS No. 208.
An occupant in the right rear seating position will not have coverage from the side curtain air bag in a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty, increasing the risk of injury to the right rear occupant.
Ford will notify owners and dealers will reprogram the vehicle’s software free of charge so that it no longer suppresses the passenger side curtain air bag when the front passenger seat is empty, and consistent with the description in the owner’s guide. The safety recall began on October 26, 2012. Owner’s may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
|Regulation Part Number: 571||Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208|
Ford’s recall campaign number is 12C26.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 ‘TTY 1-800-424-9153’, or go to www.safercar.gov.