|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Tuesday, December 2, 1997
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF OCTOBER RECALLS
Ford Motor Company
Number Involved: 866,000
Dates of Manufacture:Manufacture: June 1995 - September 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 97V182
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.
Description of Defect: The main battery cable can contact a body panel located in
the trunk, resulting in damage to the cable insulation.
Consequence of Defect: If the body panel comes in contact with the cable wire, a
short circuit, loss of electrical supply, or fire could occur.
Corrective Action: Dealers will reposition the cable and replace any damaged
Owner Notification: Owner notification began during October 1997.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon
service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
Rolls-Royce at 1-201-967-9100.
NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert
consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law,
safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the
owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a
recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance
with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive
notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair
work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.