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
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]
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
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affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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
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