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Ford Recalls 23,800 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Oct 4 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Recall has to do with faulty door chimes

Ford has announced that it is issued a recall on approximately 23,800 cars that feature push-button start. Ford says that the recall is because the vehicles don't make a sound when the driver door...

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Ford Recalls 23,800 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Oct 4 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Recall has to do with faulty door chimes

Ford has announced that it is issued a recall on approximately 23,800 cars that feature push-button start. Ford says that the recall is because the vehicles don't make a sound when the driver door is open. The alert is required by federal law.

Ford says that it will change software on 23,831 Focus Electric and C-Vehicles so that they produce an audible door chime. The change will make the audible door chime activate if the doors open on the pushbutton start is engaged.

The regulation requiring the sound was intended to help prevent drivers with push-but start vehicles from leaving key fobs inside the vehicle accidentally. The fear was leaving the key fobs in the vehicle would make it easier to steal. About 2900 of the vehicles covered in the recall are in the US with another 900 in Canada.

 
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