December 6, 1999
1999 Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus, 2000 Lincoln
Continentals as well as 1999-2000 Ford Mustangs Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration today published the recall of certain 1999 Mercury Sables
and Ford Taurus', 2000 Lincoln Continentals as well as 1999-2000 Ford Mustangs
manufactured between July - August 1999 because the seat belt retractor may have a pin
shaft that is incorrectly formed.
In some circumstances, the switching mechanism
could become nonfunctional, preventing the seat belt webbing from being extracted from the
retractor. If the mechanism malfunctions and does not allow the webbing to be extracted,
the lap and shoulder belt could not be worn by a vehicle occupant. Also, the operator may
be unable to properly install a child seat in that seating position.
Approximately 29,000 vehicles are affected by this
Dealers will inspect the lap and shoulder belt
assemblies. Assemblies with date codes of 200 through 223 are suspect and will be
Owner notification began Oct. 19, 1999.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V250/Ford
Recall No. 99S26]
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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!
How many did you hear
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