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February 16, 2001

Ford Recalls '97 Aerostar

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a  recall affecting the 1997 Ford Aerostar minivan.  The affected model was manufactured from August 1996 through Augus 1997.

On certain minivans equipped with 3.0-liter engines, an accelerator cable was kinked during installation, causing the core wires to eventually fray with wire strands breaking one at a time. This could increase the friction in the cable,  causing the throttle to be slow to return to idle. This condition could result in a stuck throttle, increasing the risk of a crash.

36,500 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will install a new accelerator cable.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin Jan. 22, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V425, Mfg. #00S56]

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.

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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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