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 |  Mar 05 2012, 1:01 PM

A recall issued today could potentially affect 10,000 Ford Focus models. Gabriel, a company that provides ReadyMount suspension assemblies says that its set up for 2000-2005 Ford Focus models did not include a necessary washer.

This omission can cause the suspension assembly to fall apart, resulting in an injury while being installed. Additionally, if the part is already installed, drivers may notice rattling, or rubbing noises from their front suspension. If the front assembly comes apart while in use on the vehicle, a collision can occur.

None of the Gabriel ReadyMount assemblies were used as original equipment, they were used strictly as replacement parts. The defect was first noticed in a Midas, so if you’ve had any front suspension work done on your vehicle, take a close look at this recall.

Contact Ride Control at 1-800-999-3903 for more information on the ReadyMount assembly, and NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 for more information about vehicle safety recalls.