May 23, 2001
2000 Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable and Ford Excursion Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2000
Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable and Ford Excursion automobiles manufactured between
October and December 1999.
On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles,
due to the use of incorrect material by a supplier, the headlamp switch knob can fracture
and separate from the headlamp switch. This would cause difficulty for the driver to
activate the headlamps, which could affect driver visibility, increasing the risk of a
74,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the headlamp switch knob.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V075/Ford
Recall No. 01S09]
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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