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Ford Excursion Recall 01V075000

Ford Recalls 2000 Excursion, Taurus, and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Faulty Headlight Switch Knob

Electrical & Lights, April 9, 2001

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Summary:

Ford has recalled 2000 Excursion, Taurus, and Mercury Sable vehicles for a concern with the headlight switch knob. The knob may fracture and detach from the headlight switch, which can make it difficult for the driver to employ the headlights. Dealers will replace the knob.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2000

Manufacturer's Report Date: April 9, 2001

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01V075000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 74,000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. DUE TO THE USE OF INCORRECT MATERIAL BY A SUPPLIER, THE HEADLAMP SWITCH KNOB CAN FRACTURE AND SEPARATE FROM THE HEADLAMP SWITCH.

Consequence: THIS WOULD CAUSE DIFFICULTY FOR THE DRIVER TO ACTIVATE THE HEADLAMPS, WHICH COULD AFFECT DRIVER VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLAMP SWITCH KNOB. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 9, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

Notes: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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