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Ford Taurus recall 00V240000

Ford Recalls 2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Child Seat Anchor Torque Issue
Body, Interior & Misc., September 11, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview

Ford has recalled certain 2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the child seat tether. On some vehicles, the child seat anchors could loosen, causing a safety issue for a restrained child. Dealers will remove and install the bracket nut using Loctite to secure the threads.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2001

Mfr's Report Date:
September 11, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V240000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5961

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT ANCHOR LATCH (ISO-FIX ANCHOR) FASTENERS DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE RESIDUAL TORQUE. THE ANCHORS ARE SECURED TO THE FLOOR PAN WITH A REINFORCEMENT PLATE THAT HAS TWO STUDS THAT EXTEND UPWARD THROUGH THE FLOOR PAN AND THE ISO-FIX ANCHOR. THE SEALER ON THE FLOOR PAN COULD CAUSE A SOFT JOINT AND, EVEN IF THE NUTS ARE PROPERLY TORQUED, ROAD VIBRATIONS COULD CAUSE THE NUT TO WORK ITS WAY COMPLETELY OFF THE STUD.

Consequence: THE ANCHOR MAY NOT HOLD THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT IN POSITION DURING AN ACCIDENT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT OF THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REMOVE AND RE-INSTALL THE BRACKET NUT USING A TORQUE RETENTION MATERIAL (RED LOCTITE). OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 11, 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.

Notes: 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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