December 2, 2002
Ford Has Recalled the 2000-2002 Sable and Taurus
- Ford Has Recalled the 2000-2002 Sable and Taurus because of
potential problems with the accelerator.
Number Potentially Involved: 369,614
Dates of Manufacture: May 1999 – September 2001
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals,
simultaneous application of both the brake and accelerator pedals could
result in an increase in engine speed. This could result in a customer
experiencing an "unintended vehicle speed increase" or a perceived "unable
to stop" condition.
Remedy: 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 50mm, the dealer will adjust the pedals to increase the
distance between them to greater than 50 mm. The manufacturer has reported
that owner notification began Oct. 23, 2002. Owners should contact Ford at
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V266/Ford Recall No.02S40]
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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