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Lincoln Town Car Recall 96V109000

Body, Interior & Misc., September 25, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 25, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
350
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V109000
Component
SEAT BELTS:REAR

Summary
THE ELR/ALR FEATURE IS USED TO ACCOMMODATE CHILD RESTRAINTS. WHEN SERVICING THE REAR BELT ASSEMBLIES, WRONG PARTS COULD HAVE BEEN USED WHICH DO NOT CONTAIN THE AUTOMATIC LOCKING FEATURE.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES MAY NOT PROPERLY SECURE THE CHILD RESTRAINT INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR BELT ASSEMBLIES WITH THE APPROPRIATE DESIGN RETRACTOR AND TONGUE ASSEMBLIES.
Notes
SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; REAR. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH NEW SAFETY BELT ASSEMBLIES THAT USE A SWITCHABLE ELECTRONIC/AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR (ELR/ALR) FEATURE. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JULY 17, 1996. NOTE: 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 1-800-424-9393.
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