May 23, 2001
2000-2001 Ford Taurus and Mercury Cougar Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain
2000-2001 Ford Taurus and Mercury Cougar automobiles manufactured between May 1999 and
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with
adjustable pedals, if the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp
switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a
short circuit. A short circuit could lead to either the brake lamps staying on or to a
loss of brake lamp function, increasing the risk of a crash.
157,000 vehicles are affected by this
Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and
wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease.
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. 01V078/Ford
Recall No. 01S08]
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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