Because of the possibility of defective passenger-side windshield wiper motors, Ford Motor Co. has issued the recall of 140,310 Focus cars from model year 2012 in the U.S. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that a seal plug in the wiper motor electrical connector could be missing and this allows water to reach the motor's electrical connection.
This lessens the visibility and raises the risk of a crash. This may lead to an inoperative wiper on the passenger side as well as reduce visibility and raise the risk of a crash. Ford said that no accidents or injuries had been reported due to the issue. The NHTSA said that owners will be given notifications before May 21 that if needed, the wiper motor connector will be cleaned and sealed.
According to separate NHTSA documents, Chrysler has issued the recall for 1,689 2012 model Jeep Patriot and Compass sport utility vehicles that may have been assembled with a fuel tank assembly which has a damaged rollover valve.
During an accident or rollover, fuel could leak and raise the risk of a fire. In a NHTSA filing, Chrysler said that it didn’t know of any accidents, leaks, fires or injuries because of the issue. The recall is slated to commence by June.