February 16, 2001
Ford to Update Year 2000-2001 Expedition and Navigator,
2001 F150, Taurus and Sable Owners Manuals
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model years
2000-2001 Ford Explorer, Expedition and Navigator, and model year 2001 of the F150, Taurus
and Sable automobiles. The affected models were manufactured between March 1999 and
Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup
trucks, and passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage
Systems." The affected Expedition/Navigator owner guides do not identify the
locations of seating positions equipped with tether anchorages and do not provide
instructions for securing child seats to these tether anchorages. The F150 Owner Guides do
not provide the procedure for securing child seats to the tether anchorages. The
Taurus/Sable owner guides do not identify the center rear seating position as having
LATCH-compatible lower anchorages. In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be
properly attached, increasing the risk of injury to the child.
495,000 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Owners will be provided with revised owner guide
inserts providing the required information and instructions for affixing these inserts to
their owner guides. Customers will also be advised that if they prefer, their dealer will
inserts to their owner guides.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on Jan. 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free label within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V396, Mfg.
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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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