February 16, 2001
Ford Recalls 1995 - 1996 Contour and Mystique
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model years
1995 and 1996 of the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique automobiles. The affected
models were manufactured between April 1994 and January 1996.
On certain sport utility vehicles, the
windshield wiper linkage can disengage due to a broken ball socket. This condition will
likely result in sudden and complete loss of the windshield wiper function, or of the
wiper function on the driver side only, increasing the risk of a crash.
262,559 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace
the wiper module.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began December 11, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V387002, Mfg.
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Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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
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