1. 2013 Ford C-Max Energi ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER, EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES NHTSA Campaign #13V475000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 17, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 23,000

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Focus Electric vehicles and 2013 C-Max vehicles equipped with the Intelligent Access Push Button Start System. In the affected vehicles, there is no audible chime when the vehicle is operational and the driver's door is opened. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

    Consequence: Without an audible door chime, a vehicle owner may open the door and exit the vehicle without being reminded that the vehicle is still operational, leaving the vehicle susceptible to theft.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the door chime, free of charge. The recall began on October 30, 2013. Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13C07. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V475000 »