August 31, 2000
Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car
Model Years 1998-2000 Recall
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of certain Ford Crown
Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car model years 1998-2000 vehicles
because some of the vehicles have jacking instructions which, if followed, could cause the
vehicle operator to place the jack on a frame weld when attempting to raise a rear wheel.
If the vehicle is jacked up with the jack placed on the frame weld and if the vehicle is
free to roll (wheels not blocked or chocked), the jack could yield and the vehicle may
drop suddenly. If this occurs and any portion of the operator's body is under the vehicle,
the potential for personal injury exists..
875,000 vehicles are affected by this
Owners will be provided with a revised Jack
Instruction and Stowage Card and Jack Warning Label, as well as a supplement to the owner
guide. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 24, 2000. Owners
who do not receive the free instructions and label within a reasonable time should contact
Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V200/Ford
Recall No. 00S13]
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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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