Ford Motor Company
Models: Ford Taurus Year: 1999
Mercury Sable Year: 1999
Number Involved: 6,000
Dates of Manufacture: August 1998
Defect: A dash insulator retainer clip was not fully assembled to the accelerator cable dash fitting. The clip can disengage from the accelerator cable and fall into the accelerator pedal arm pivot area. If this condition occurs, the engine may not fully return to idle. Also, the insulator may not stay in the intended location and could interfere with the accelerator cable.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect these vehicles to ensure proper installation of the accelerator cable clip, and re-install if needed. Owner notification began Sept. 21, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No.98V204/Ford Recall No.