Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1995 FORD CONTOUR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V228000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: CONTOUR

Year: 1995

Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19940701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19950501

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 229500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19951227

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19951204

Date Added To File: 19951205

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 210

Defect Summary:
CRACKS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE FRONT SAFETY BELT OUTBOARD ANCHOR TABS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT OF THE TAB AND STRESS INTRODUCED DURING ATTACHMENT OF THE ANCHOR TAB TO THE SEAT FRAME. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 210, “SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES.”

Consequence Summary:
CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: A FRACTURE OR SEPARATION IN THIS AREA WOULD REDUCE THE LOAD THAT THE ANCHOR AND THE FRONT SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGES COULD SUSTAIN, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY IN A VEHICLE COLLISOIN.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND INSTALL AN ANCHOR TAB REINFORCEMENT OR REPLACEMENT OF THE COMPLETE FRONT SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY IF AN ANCHOR TAB IS FOUND TO HAVE FRACTURED.