February 16, 2001
Ford Recalls 2001 Windstar, Crown Victoria, Town Car,
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model year
2001 Ford Windstar, Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car and Mercury Marquis
automobiles. The affected models were manufactured from August through December
On certain minivans and passenger
vehicles, a restraint control module (RCM) or a side or front crash sensor may have been
assembled with one or more of the screws that mount the circuit board in the housing
missing. If some or all of the screws are missing, the performance of the occupant
restraint could be affected, providing less than the intended level of protection in the
event of a crash.
16,000 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the RCM and crash sensors
and, if necessary, replace them.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began 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. 00V412, Mfg.
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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!
How many did you hear
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