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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Ford Motor Company

Models:

Ford Taurus Years: 1993
Mercury Sable Years: 1993


Number Involved: 281,000
Dates of Manufacture: August 1992 - July 1993
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V094
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: Passenger vehicles currently registered in New York, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Indiana, New Jersey, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. The front coil springs can fracture as a result of corrosion in combination with small cracks in the springs. The front tire could deflate due to a broken front coil spring contacting the tire, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Dealers will install a spring catcher bracket which will prevent a fractured spring from contacting a tire.
Owner Notification: Ford has not yet determined an owner notification schedule for this recall.

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.