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August 1, 2000

Certain 1996-1998 Ford Trucks, Minivans and SUVs  Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1996-1998 Ford Windstar, 1997-1998 Ford F150, Explorer and Expedition, as well as, certain 1998 Lincoln Navigators because certain previously leased minivans, light pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles originally built for sale in Canada meet Canadian requirements for daytime running lights, but not the photometric requirements of FMVSS No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

According to Ford, the vehicles were imported into the U.S. erroneously between March 1999 and April 1, 2000, because the running lights were believed to meet U.S. specifications.

20,637 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will be advised to deactivate the running light function and to complete any outstanding safety recalls on these vehicles.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin July 21, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V168/Ford Recall No. 00S14]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 1, 2000.

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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