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Ford Taurus Recall 06V119000

Ford Recalls 2006 Tauruses for Passenger Air Bag Deactivation Lamp Issues

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 2006 Tauruses built for a specific fleet company. When modified for the fleet, the passenger air bag deactivation switch lamp was not wired appropriately. Dealers corrected the wiring conditions on all affected vehicles. Recall is 100 percent complete.

Electrical & Lights, April 28, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 28, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V119000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT FOR ONE SPECIFIC FLEET CUSTOMER WERE MODIFIED FOR OPTIONAL HANDS-FREE CELLULAR PHONE OPERATING CAPABILITY. TO PROVIDE THIS FUNCTIONALITY, A SPECIAL OVERLAY WIRE HARNESS WAS INSTALLED THAT INADVERTENTLY DID NOT INCLUDE THE CIRCUITS FOR PASSENGER AIR BAG DEACTIVATION INDICATOR (PADI) LAMP FUNCTION. AS A RESULT, THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.'
Consequence
THE PADI LAMP WILL FAIL TO ILLUMINATE AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP IN THE CLUSTER WILL STAY ILLUMINATED.
Remedy
THE FLEET CUSTOMER WAS NOTIFIED AND ALL VEHICLES HAVE BEEN REPAIRED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 28, 2006.
Notes
FORD RECALL NO. 06C13.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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