October 8, 2002
Ford Has Recalled the the 2000 Ford Taurus
- Ford Has Recalled the the 2000 Ford Taurus and Sable because of potential for
depressing both accelerator and brake.
Number of Units Affected:
Manufactured: 05/1999 - 09/2001
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ADJUSTABLE PADELS ARE BEING
RECALLED IN ORDER TO ADJUST THE BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS TO A MINIMUM OF
50 MM OF LATERAL SEPARATION. SIMULTANEOUS APPLICATION OF BOTH THE BRAKE AND
ACCELERATOR PEDALS COULD RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN ENGINE RPM.
THIS COULD RESULT IN A CUSTOMER EXPERIENCING AN "UNINTENDED VEHICLE SPEED
INCREASE" OR A PERCEIVED "UNABLE TO STOP" CONDITION.
OWNERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED AS TO THE PROPER WAY TO SET THE POSITION OF THE
PEDALS AND TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A DEALER TO HAVE THE SPACING BETWEEN
THE BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS MEASURED. IF THE SPACING IS FOUND TO BE
LESS THAN 50 MM, THE DEALER WILL ADJUST THE PEDALS TO INCREASE THE DISTANCE
BETWEEN THEM TO GREATER THAN 50 MM. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN
DURING NOVEMBER 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A
REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.
HTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V266000.
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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