'00 Fuel Pump Failure

How common is this: Pump fails at 75k miles, shop says it has to pull tank (labor $278.58) to replace fuel pump module ($382.72)? Anybody else seen anything like this?

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So common there was a recall on the pump. You should find out if you are entitled to that. See http://www.productliabilitylawyer.com/product-recall/auto/detailresults.cfm/ID/40048/FORD-FOCUS.html
On 9 Jul 2004 12:08:46 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net (JShreve) wrote:

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This source is mistaken on one technical point. This is not actually a recall. It is a ten-year extension of the warrantee. The difference is that Ford waits to see who comes in and complains, rather than asks everyone to come in.
I got my letter on this last year, but so far haven't felt a need to avail myself of it. I have a little bit of hesitation, but not enough to get the work done.
This may not, therefore, be the same thing that JShreve was asking about.
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Dave Gower wrote:

http://www.productliabilitylawyer.com/product-recall/auto/detailresults.cfm/ID/40048/FORD-FOCUS.html
January 2004
TO:     All U.S. Ford and Lincoln Mercury Dealers
SUBJECT:     
Extended Coverage Program 03N01: Supplement #2 Certain 2000 and 2001 Model Year Focus Vehicles Fuel Delivery Module - New Design
RE:     Extended Coverage Program 03N01: Supplement #1 Dated January 2004 Certain 2000 and 2001 Model Year Focus Vehicles Fuel Delivery Module - New Design
RE:     Extended Coverage Program 03N01: Dated November 2003 Certain 2000 and 2001 Model Year Focus Vehicles Fuel Delivery Module
PURPOSE OF THIS SUPPLEMENT
* Re-instate 0.3 Hour road test labor times * Revised technical instructions which include a road test to be performed after FDM replacement to determine if the driveability concern has been corrected.
PROGRAM TERMS
This program extends the coverage of the fuel delivery module (FDM) to 10 years from the original warranty start date of the vehicle, with no limit on the number of miles that the vehicle has been driven. This program provides replacement coverage, and is automatically transferred to subsequent owners.
VEHICLES COVERED BY THIS PROGRAM
Certain 2000 and 2001 model year Focus vehicles built at the Wayne and Hermosillo Assembly Plants from Job #1,1999 through June 13, 2001. Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS.
REASON FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL COVERAGE
Some of the affected vehicles may experience engine hesitation, loss of power, surging, and other similar symptoms as a result of contamination of the fuel pump filters. Because the contamination of the filters is progressive, they may ultimately become sufficiently blocked to cause the engine to stall completely. Although the symptoms noted above can occur under a variety of driving conditions, they are most likely to occur when there is less than one-quarter tank of fuel and/or when the driver is attempting to accelerate while making a right turn maneuver (such as entering a highway through a cloverleaf) or while driving uphill.
SERVICE ACTION
If the customer informs you that their vehicle exhibits stalling, engine hesitation, loss of power, surging, or other similar symptoms, replace the FDM. There is no need for further diagnostics prior to FDM replacement. Owners are not to be charged for any diagnostics or repairs related to the FDM replacement.
Prior to performing service, tell the customer:
* Ford will replace the FDM at no cost based upon the customer's description of the condition without performing any diagnostics. * That without performing diagnostics other conditions that may affect driveability, if any, would not be addressed by an FDM replacement. * That after FDM replacement, a road test will be conducted at no charge to determine if the driveability concern has been corrected. * That diagnosis and correction of any remaining driveability issues, if any, are the responsibility of the customer unless the vehicle still has remaining Basic Vehicle Warranty coverage. * This Customer Satisfaction program only covers replacement of the FDM.
Obtain customer approval before conducting any further diagnostics.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ONLY THE NEW DESIGN FDM IS TO BE INSTALLED.
Detailed Technical Instructions and revised labor times to install the new design FDM are included with this 03N01 Supplement #2.
SPECIAL CUTTING TOOL
A special cutting tool will be needed to install the new design fuel pump. One cutting tool along with a replacement-cutting blade will be supplied (free of charge) to each dealership. Additional cutting tools will be available for purchase. See Attachment II for further information on tool ordering and Attachment III for tool usage.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD CUSTOMER LOYALTY
With increased service capacity, use the resulting service traffic to acquire new retail service customers, or become re-acquainted with current ones. Take this opportunity to make a lifetime customer by demonstrating:
* Care by using the Quality Care Report Card every time to identify additional service needs that may require attention. * Convenience by offering convenient payment terms, by scheduling service appointments, and by providing convenient hours and days of operation. * Competitive Pricing by promoting national, regional, and your individual dealer service specials.
ATTACHMENTS
* Attachment I: Administrative Information * Attachment II: Labor Allowances and Parts Ordering Information * Attachment III: Technical Information
Customer Notification Letter (previously mailed to all customers under 03N01)
QUESTIONS?
Claims Information:.................................................................................1-800-423-8851 Special Service Support Center (Dealer Only) Questions:............................1-800-325-5621 THIS IS A RECALL MY FRIEND!!
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