April 29, 2003
Ford Motor Has Recalled the 2002-2003 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Models: Ford Taurus Year: 2002-2003
Mercury Sable Year: 2002-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 67,894
Dates of Manufacture: October 2001 ? April 2002
Noncompliance: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 212, ?Windshield
Mounting.? The windshields may exhibit increased wind noise, water leakage,
squeaks and rattles. Loss of windshield retention may also reduce occupant
protection in the event of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace these windshields. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification began March 31, 2003. Owners may contact
Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V087/Ford Recall No. 03C03].
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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