Ford has recalled certain 1999-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles sold in cold weather states to inspect the coil springs. When corroded, coil springs may fracture, causing damage to tires and a possible loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install a special shield to alleviate the problem. Additional warranty coverage is also extended on the coil springs for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.
2001 Mercury Sable Recalls
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2004 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for possible malfunctioning of the brake light switch, which may cause brake lights to stick on, or not come on at all. Also, the driver may not be able to shift out of "Park" and the battery could discharge. Dealers will replace the brake light switch and the wiring connector mounted to it.
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 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 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 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 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.