Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 FORD PROBE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V090000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: PROBE

Year: 1996

Component:
AIR BAGS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19951101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19951101

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2740

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960710

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960603

Date Added To File: 19960530

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:
THE SUPPLEMENTARY AIR BAG INFLATABLE RESTRAINT CAUTION LABEL LOCATED ON THE DRIVER SIDE SUN VISOR DOES NOT CONTAIN THE STATEMENT, “DO NOT INSTALL REARWARD FACING CHILD SEATS IN ANY FRONT PASSENGER SEAT POSITION.” THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, “OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.”

Consequence Summary:
CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: OPERATORS COULD FAIL TO NOTICE AND HEED THE WARNING LABEL.

Corrective Action:
A NEW CAUTION LABEL, WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS, WILL BE SENT DIRECTLY TO OWNERS. OWNERS CAN INSTALL THE LABEL OR, IF THEY WISH, CAN HAVE THEIR DEALER INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.