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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
at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V402, Mfg. #00S47]

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
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 
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 about?

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