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August 1, 2000

1996-2000 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars  Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1996-2000 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car automobiles because the replacement seat belt assemblies that were installed fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."

The equipment involved is Service Stock Seat Belt Assemblies, Model Nos. H 9977, H 9979, T 9063, and T 9217, built by TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Inc. (TRW) and manufactured from June 1, 1998 through May 21, 2000. These seat belt assemblies were installed as warranty or service replacement equipment on these vehicles. Because of a problem with the seat belt retractor, in the event of a collision, these seat belts may not adequately restrain an occupant, increasing the risk of injury.

3,500 vehicles serviced between January 1 and June 13, 2000, are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the Service Seat Belt Assemblies that were installed from Jan. 1 through June 13, 2000.

The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during late July 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V157001/002/Ford Recall No. 00S15]

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

How many did you hear about?

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