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Mercury Sable Recall 00V242000

Ford Recalls 2000 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Weight and Capacity Label Issues

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 2000 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for not having complete or accurate information regarding vehicle weight capacity and seating capacity printed on the vehicle safety certification label. Exceeding capacities could result in vehicle damage or loss of control. Ford and dealers will provide a supplemental label to customers along with instructions on where and how to install it.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 20, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 20, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
167,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V242000
Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE "VEHICLE CAPACITY WEIGHT" AND "DESIGNATED SEATING CAPACITY" INFORMATION WAS NOT PRINTED ON THE SAFETY CERTIFICATION LABELS AFFIXED TO THESE VEHICLES. ON AFFECTED SABLE SEDAN VEHICLES, THE "VEHICLES CAPACITY WEIGHT" (AND ALSO THE LUGGAGE LOAD) INFORMATION PRINTED ON THIS LABEL IS INCORRECT - SABLE WAGON LUGGAGE LOAD WAS INCORRECTLY USED FOR THE SABLE SEDAN. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE LABEL REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."
Consequence
EXCESSIVE LOADING CAN CAUSE TIRE AND VEHICLE DAMAGE THAT COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A SUPPLEMENTAL LABEL WITH THE CORRECT INFORMATION, ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFIXING THE LABEL ADJACENT TO THE VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 20, 2000. 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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