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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 crash.

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. #00S43]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers February 16, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
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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!

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