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November 3, 2000

Ford Recalls Year 2000 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 1999 and July 2000. The "vehicle capacity weight" and "designated seating capacity" information was not printed on the safety certification labels affixed to these vehicles. On affected Sable Sedan vehicles, the "vehicles capacity weight" (and also the luggage load) information printed on this label is incorrect - Sable Wagon luggage load was incorrectly used for the Sable Sedan. These vehicles do not comply with the label requirements of FMVSS No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

167,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Owners will be provided with a supplemental label with the correct information, along with instructions for affixing the label adjacent to the vehicle certification label.

Owner notification is expected to begin during September 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. 00V242000/Ford Recall No. 00L03]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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