August 31, 2000
Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer Model Year 2000 Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of certain Ford
Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer model year 2000 vehicles because certain 4-door sport
utility vehicles equipped with side air bags have a revised level side crash sensor that
could deploy the side air bag if the ignition key is in the "run" position and
the seatbelt webbing is forcibly extracted from a locked retractor with a jerking motion.
Inadvertent side air bag deployment could cause personal injury to the seat occupant.
3,002 vehicles manufactured in June 2000
are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the side crash sensors with a
revised design that will reduce the likelihood of an unexpected side air bag deployment.
The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 24, 2000. Owners who do
not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V179/Ford
Recall No. 00S17]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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