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Recall 04V105000

Ford Recalls 2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Air Filter Flammability Issue

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles because the air filter material could smolder and burn, which could lead to an underhood fire. Dealers will replace the air filter.

Engine, March 10, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 10, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
399,926
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V105000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Summary
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE AIR FILTER PAPER IN THESE VEHICLES CAN SMOLDER OR BURN.
Consequence
THIS CAN LEAD TO DAMAGE TO THE AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM ON THESE VEHICLES AND/OR AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AIR FILTER ELEMENT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON MARCH 10, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notify
FORD RECALL NO. 04S11.CUSTOMERS CAN 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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