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Ford Mustang recall 00V355000

Recall 00V355000
Body, Interior & Misc., December 21, 2000
Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2000

Mfr's Report Date:
December 21, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V355000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 11400

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.6L ENGINES. A COOLANT FLOW BLOCKAGE EXISTS AT THE INTAKE MANIFOLD HEATER CORE NIPPLE RESULTING IN NO COOLANT FLOW TO THE HEATER AND, THEREFORE, NO WARM AIR FLOW FROM THE HEATER OR WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER. VEHICLES WITH THIS CONDITION DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 103, "WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING SYSTEMS."

Consequence: LOSS OF VISIBILITY COULD OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: CUSTOMERS WILL BE ASKED TO VERIFY, FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED, THAT HEATED AIR FLOWS FROM THEIR VEHICLE'S HEATER/DEFROSTER OUTLETS. THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE ADVISED TO CONTACT THEIR DEALERS TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR REPAIR OF THEIR VEHICLES IF NO HEATED AIR FLOW EXISTS AT THESE OUTLETS.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 21, 2000.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. 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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