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June 2, 2000

Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer Automobiles Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1999-2000 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer automobiles because the generic electronic module (GEM) could experience a condition referred to as "lock-up."

According to NHTSA,  this could cause a situation where the GEM controlled electronic functions (e.g., front windshield wipers, interior lights, 4x4 system, etc.) could not be turned ON or, in some cases if the function is ON, could not be turned OFF.

208,903 sport utility vehicles equipped with 4.0L engines and All-time 4-Wheel Drive (A4WD) powertrains, manufactured between September, 1998 through September, 1999 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will install a resistor in the GEM circuit. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 15, 2000.

Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V072/Ford Recall No. 00S04]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 2, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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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!

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