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Recall: Ford Fusion for hazy low-beam headlights

It's the second recall in one week for the new 2013 Fusion.

By Clifford Atiyeh Dec 7, 2012 9:04AM

2013 Ford Fusion (© Ford Motor Company)Ford is recalling 19,106 Fusion sedans to fix low-beam headlights that could become hazy, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

An "improperly cured projector coating" on the headlamps of 2013 Fusion models could dull over time and block the light, Ford said. In October, the company found that some headlamps were dimming as a result of exposure to their own heat.

Dealers will replace the headlight assembly starting Dec. 10. Owners can call Ford at 1-866-436-7332.


This is the Fusion's second recall this week after engine fires prompted Ford to recall 15,833 models along with more than 70,000 2013 Escape models. At least 13 fires have been reported to Ford, and all but one have occurred in Escape models

[Source: NHTSA]

15Comments
Dec 7, 2012 10:11AM
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All manufacturers are having more and more recalls. It isn't going to go away so people may as well get used to it. As more and more technology goes into new vehicles, there are going to be more little problems to look for and find.
  I don't get nearly as concerned about a hazy headlight as I do about steering wheels coming off, air bags smashing you in the face while driving, axles breaking in half, wheels falling off, brake lines getting rubbed through etc., THOSE are the kind of recalls that are inexcusable, not faulty switches, hazy headlights, trunk latch problems etc.

Dec 8, 2012 12:35AM
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5 recalls already !

Unsolved ENGINE FIRES !

Quality  wasn`t job 1 on my 87 ranger , and it still isn`t.

Dec 8, 2012 12:36AM
Dec 8, 2012 5:41PM
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Once again ford is building quality vehicles for the American Public to enjoy..... I feel sorry for the poor suckers who purchase these pieces of crap.

Dec 9, 2012 11:49PM
Dec 7, 2012 12:42PM
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Never buy a car in it's first two years of production.  Let someone else be the guinea pig for the motor companies.  By 2015 the Fusion will be a great and reliable car.
Dec 7, 2012 9:55AM
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