June 30, 2001
1999-2000 Ford Mustang Cobra and the 2000 Mustang Cobra R Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain
1999-2000 Ford Mustang Cobra and 2000 Mustang Cobra R automobiles. The affected vehicles
were manufactured between November 1998 and August 2000.
If the ball joint assembly where the lower control
arm attaches in the rear knuckle on certainof these cars moves forward or backward from
its installed position, greater stress will be placed on the knuckle casting. If this
occurs, the casting could fracture, allowing the corner of the vehicle to drop, and the
lower control arm could contact the inside of the rear wheel. In some cases, steering of
the vehicle could be reduced.
8,100 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace both rear suspension
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on April 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. 01V121/Ford
Recall No. 01S15]
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2001. For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service
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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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