February 16, 2001
Ford Recalls Certain 2000 Mustang GT Automobiles
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2000 Ford
Mustang GT. The affected models were manufactured between April and June 2000.
On certain passenger vehicles equipped
with 4.6-liter engines, a coolant flow blockage exists at the intake manifold heater core
nipple, resulting in no coolant flow to the heater and, therefore, no warm air flow from
the heater or windshield defroster. Vehicles with this condition do not comply with the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 103, "Windshield Defrosting
and Defogging Systems." Loss of visibility could occur, increasing the risk of a
11,400 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Customers will be asked to verify, following
instructions provided, that heated air flows from their vehicle's heater/defroster
outlets. The customers will be advised to contact their dealers to make arrangements for
repair of their vehicles if no heated air flow exists at these outlets.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Nov. 20, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V355, Mfg.
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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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