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Ford Taurus Recall 01V078000

Ford Recalls 2000-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Brake Light Switch Issue

Recall Details

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.

Electrical & Lights, March 22, 2001

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 22, 2001
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
157,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
01V078000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS:SWITCH

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ADJUSTABLE PEDALS. IF THE GREASE FROM THE ADJUSTABLE PEDAL ASSEMBLY ENTERS THE STOP LAMP SWITCH, IT CAN CONTAMINATE THE CONTACTS LEADING TO CARBON BUILD UP, AND POTENTIALLY, A SHORT CIRCUIT.
Consequence
A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD LEAD TO EITHER THE BRAKE LAMPS STAYING ON, OR TO A LOSS OF BRAKE LAMP FUNCTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH AND WIPE DOWN THE ADJUSTABLE PEDAL ASSEMBLY TO REMOVE EXCESS GREASE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 22, 2001. 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).
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