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 Taurus Recalls
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.
Ford has recalled certain 1986-1995 Taurus and Mercury Sable models and 1988-1994 Lincoln Continental models in high corrosion, cold weather states because the rear subframe mount plate nuts may corrode and fail, causing the subframe to drop. If the subframe drops, loss of vehicle control and functionality can occur. Dealers will install subframe rear mount bolts, reinforcement plates, and plate nuts.
Ford has recalled certain 1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles equipped with California emissions for replacement of an incorrect transmission cooler line. The cooler line could rub against the anti-lock brake system module support bracket, causing a possible fluid leak and fire hazard. Dealers will install the appropriate cooler line.
Ford has recalled certain 1993 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles in cold weather states for a concern with the front coil springs. In states with high corrosion rates, the front coil springs could develop cracks and fracture. If this happens, the front tires could be damaged, causing a possible loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install shields on the front coil springs to prevent the front tires from being contacted in the event of spring breakage.
Ford has recalled certain 1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles to inspect a clip that attaches the accelerator cable to the dash. On some vehicles, the clip may become detached and lodge in the accelerator pedal arm pivot area. This could cause the accelerator to stick at a higher idle. Dealers will inspect the affected clip and verify proper installation.