Ford has recalled certain 2000-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the adjustable accelerator and brake pedal assembly. The pedals are too close to each other, causing unintended pedal selection errors and possibly an accident. Dealers will check for appropriate spacing between pedals, and if it is found to be insufficient, they will adjust it to the correct specification.
Ford Taurus Recalls
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Excursion, Expedition, F150, F250, F350, Focus, Taurus, Mercury Sable, Lincoln Continental, Navigator, and Town Car vehicles due to a defect in the wiper motor gear case. The wiper motor could overheat and malfunction, which may cause the wipers to stop working as designed. Dealers will inspect the wiper motor and replace the gear case cover.
Ford has recalled certain 2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the front seat belt buckles. At times, they may not release the tongue of the seat belt nor latch it appropriately. This could compromise safety to the occupant in a crash. Dealers will replace the front seat belt buckles.
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.
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for a possible problem with the brake light switch. Grease from the adjustable pedal assembly could contaminate the brake light switch and cause it not to function. Brake lights could stay on, or not function at all, creating a safety issue. Dealers will replace the brake light switch and clean off grease from the adjustable pedal assembly.
Ford has recalled 2000-2001 Taurus vehicles with an spoiler mounted LED center high mounted stop lamp for an issue with proper illumination. Illumination may occur without applying the brake pedal. Also, the shift interlock may not function, causing the shifter not to require brake pedal application to get the vehicle out of "Park." These are both safety issues that can put the vehicle occupants in danger. Dealers will install a jumper and resistor assembly at the spoiler.
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.
Ford has recalled certain 2000 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for not having complete or accurate information regarding vehicle weight capacity and seating capacity printed on the vehicle safety certification label. Exceeding capacities could result in vehicle damage or loss of control. Ford and dealers will provide a supplemental label to customers along with instructions on where and how to install it.
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.