November 3, 2000
Ford Recalls 2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall of certain 2001
Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable automobiles manufactured between May 2000 and August 2000.
The Child Safety Seat Anchor Latch (ISO-fix anchor) fasteners do not have adequate
residual torque. The anchors are secured to the floor pan with a reinforcement plate that
has two studs that extend upward through the floor pan and the ISO-fix anchor. The sealer
on the floor pan could cause a soft joint and, even if the nuts are properly torqued, road
vibrations could cause the nut to work its way completely off the stud.
The anchor may not hold the child safety
seat in position during an accident, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant of the
child safety seat.
5,961 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will remove and re-install the bracket nut
using a torque retention material (red loctite). Owner notification began September
25, 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service
date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V240000/Ford
Recall No. 00S23]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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