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,
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
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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