Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1989 FORD TAURUS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 92V065000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: TAURUS

Year: 1989

Component:
WHEELS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19851001

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19920501

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 654000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19920515

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19920511

Date Added To File: 19920520

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
CHILDREN CAN ACCIDENTALLY LOCK THEMSELVES IN THE FOOTWELL AREA OF THE REAR-FACING THIRD SEAT, OR IN THE STORAGE COMPARTMENT IN STATION WAGONS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AN OPTIONAL THIRD SEAT. ONCE THE COMPARTMENT IS CLOSED IT CANNOT BE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE.

Consequence Summary:
THERE IS A DANGER OF AIR DEPRIVATION, HYPERTHERMIA,AND/OR PANIC RESPONSE TO A CHILD WHO HAS LOCKED HIMSELF OR HERSELF INTO THECOMPARTMENT, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF ASPHYXIATION.

Corrective Action:
REPLACE THE SELF-LATCHING ASSEMBLY CURRENTLY USED IN THE REAR STORAGE COMPARTMENT WITH A LATCH ASSEMBLY THAT CAN ONLY BE CLOSED WITH A KEY.