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Ford F-150 recall 00V396000

Ford Recalls Multiple Vehicles for Owner's Guide Errors Regarding Child Restraint Information
Body, Interior & Misc., March 6, 2001

RepairPal Expert Overview

Ford has recalled 2000-2001 Expedition and 2001 F150, Taurus, and Mercury Sable vehicles due to an error in the owner's manual. The section regarding "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems" is incomplete and omits essential information. Without this information, a child may be injured during a crash. Ford has mailed owners a corrected label to affix to the original owner's manual page.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2001

Mfr's Report Date:
March 6, 2001

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V396000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 495000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE AFFECTED EXPEDITION/NAVIGATOR OWNER GUIDES DO NOT IDENTIFY THE LOCATIONS OF SEATING POSITIONS EQUIPPED WITH TETHER ANCHORAGES, AND DO NOT PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SECURING CHILD SEATS TO THESE TETHER ANCHORAGES. THE F150 SC OWNER GUIDES DO NOT PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE FOR SECURING CHILD SEATS TO THE TETHER ANCHORAGES. THE TAURUS/SABLE OWNER GUIDES DO NOT IDENTIFY THE CENTER REAR SEATING POSITION AS HAVING LATCH COMPATIBLE LOWER ANCHORAGES.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE CHILD SEAT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY ATTACHED INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH OWNER GUIDE INSERTS REVISED TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED INFORMATION, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFIXING THESE INSERTS TO THEIR OWNER GUIDES. CUSTOMERS WILL ALSO BE ADVISED THAT IF THEY PREFER, THEIR DEALER WILL AFFIX THE INSERTS TO THEIR OWNER GUIDES.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 6, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 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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