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May 16, 2003

Ford Has Recalled the 1999-2000 Lincoln Continental

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Models: Lincoln Continental Year: 1999-2000

Number Potentially Involved: 43,459

Dates of Manufacture: May 1998 - February 2002

Problem: On certain passenger vehicles, the driver and/or passenger side air bag could deploy as a result of underbody impacts near the sensors, such as those occurring from pieces of gravel or debris thrown from the wheels while the vehicle is being operated at moderate to high speed or being accelerated.

Remedy: Dealers will recalibrate the air bag sensors. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began March 31, 2003. This action is deemed a safety improvement campaign and is not being conducted under the Safety Act. The company has informed NHTSA that it will provide the modifications described above free of charge. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V144/Ford Recall No. 03G01].

Important Note 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 
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 about?

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