Ford is once again confronted by a recall issue and this time it involves the 2013 Fusion.
Based on the information obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA, the latest recall that was issued on the 2013 Ford Fusion was triggered by the potential problem on the headlights.
According to the agency’s summary of the problem, the coating of the low beam projector headlamp might not have been properly cured. Although this might be considered as a minor problem, Ford has taken the issue since this might cause accidents and injuries in the long run.
Ford explained that the coating of the low beam projector headlamp that was not proper cured would most likely become hazy due to continued operation. When this happens, the low beam lamp’s brightness would eventually be reduced thereby decreasing the driver’s visibility of the road when driving at night or in foggy conditions. This increases the risk of collision which could result to damages to property, injuries, and even death.
Although Ford has not yet received any complaint or reports of accidents and vehicle crash that was caused by the said problem, the car maker has still ordered the recall. The recall would allow Ford dealerships to replace the defective headlamp assembly with a new one that has passed the federal safety regulation’s standards.
Ford has also encouraged the owners of affected vehicles to take their cars to nearest Ford dealerships in their areas to have the headlamps replaced. The company assured the vehicle owners that the replacement will not consume much of their time since the components are readily available and could be easily replaced by the dealerships’ licensed personnel.
Finally, Ford has confirmed that a total of 19,106 units of the 2013 Ford Fusion will be affected by the recall and these are the units that were produced from February 3, 2012 to October 20, 2012. The recall order has also prompted the carmaker to halt the deliveries of the affected vehicles that were not yet shipped to Ford dealerships within the US.