Apil 12, 2001
2000-2001 Ford Taurus Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2000-2001
Ford Taurus automobiles. The affected automobiles were manufactured between March
and December 2000.
On those passenger vehicles with factory or
dealer-installed deck lid spoilers with LED center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSL), with
the ignition switch in the START or RUN positions and the hazard warning lights operating,
the CHMSL can illuminate (at reduced intensity) even though the service brakes have not
This does not meet the requirements of Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated
Equipment. Also, in some cases the vehicle brake-shift interlock would not function
properly allowing the shift lever to be moved from PARK without applying the brake.
Vehicles produced with spoilers were manufactured
from March 1 through Oct. 31, 2000; and vehicles with spoilers installed by dealers were
manufactured from Jan. 1 through Dec. 30, 2000.
28,000 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will install a jumper/resistor assembly at
the spoiler that provides an electrical resistor to ground and corrects the CHMSL and
brake-shift interlock conditions.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin on March 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V048/Ford
Recall No. 01S06]
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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