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Ford Contour recall 99V361000

Ford Recalls 2000 Contour and Mercury Mystique Models Due to Incorrect Label
Body, Interior & Misc., January 10, 2000

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An incorrect label concerning activation of the childproof safety locks was installed on the driver's side rear door. If the driver follows the current directions, the door may open from the inside. Owners will be provided with a replacement label and installation instructions.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2000

Mfr's Report Date:
January 10, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V361000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1381

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. AN INCORRECT LABEL WAS INSTALLED ON THE DRIVER SIDE REAR DOOR. THIS LABEL CONTAINS INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ACTIVATION OF THE CHILDPROOF SAFETY LOCKS.

Consequence: THE OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE MAY BELIEVE THE CHILDPROOF SAFETY LOCK WAS ACTIVATED WHEN IT WAS NOT, POTENTIALLY ALLOWING THE DOOR TO BE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE.

Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A REPLACEMENT LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 99L02. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2000. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE REPLACEMENT LABEL WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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