February 16, 2001
Ford Recalls 1995 - 1997 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1995
through 1997 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer. The affected models were
manufactured between August 1994 and October 1996.
Under certain conditions, a front
stabilizer bar link stud on some sport utility vehicles can fracture from bending fatigue.
Vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
810,000 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will install stronger front left and right
stabilizer bar links.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on Dec. 18, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V402, Mfg.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafetyAlerts subscribers February
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Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
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!
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