Following a positive trend of sales numbers increasing for the American brand, Ford was recently forced to recall 140,000 of its Focus models.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association announced the automaker is recalling vehicles built between August 1, 2010, and October 18, 2011, for a defect in a seal in the wiring harness connector to the passenger-side wiper motor, which might be missing.
According to the NHTSA, if the seal is missing, water can build up in the connector and could make the passenger-side wiper useless, causing worsening of visibility and possibly a higher probability of a crash.
Ford Focus owners will need to take their vehicles into a Ford dealer for a free inspection of the wiper connector. The technician will clean and seal any connectors that might be missing and replace any wiper motors that no longer work free of charge.
Ford recently posted the best sales number for March in five years, with the Focus and Edge marking their best sales ever. Despite the automaker's recent success, consumers may be hesitant to secure an auto loan for the vehicle with the recent recall hovering in their minds.