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All car recall 98V204000

Ford Recalls 1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Accelerator Cable Clip Issue

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Ford Taurus 1999
Mercury Sable 1999

Drive Train, September 21, 1998

RepairPal Expert Overview

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.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V204000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A DASH INSULATOR RETAINER CLIP WAS NOT FULLY ASSEMBLED TO THE ACCELERATOR CABLE DASH FITTING. THE CLIP CAN DISENGAGE FROM THE ACCELERATOR CABLE AND FALL INTO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ARM PIVOT AREA.

Consequence: IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE ENGINE MAY NOT FULLY RETURN TO IDLE. ALSO, THE INSULATOR MAY NOT STAY IN THE INTENDED LOCATION AND COULD INTERFERE WITH THE ACCELERATOR CABLE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES TO ENSURE PROPER INSTALLATION OF THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CLIP, AND RE-INSTALL IF NEEDED.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 21, 1998.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