Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 FORD TAURUS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V028000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: TAURUS

Year: 1997

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19970609

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19980212

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 571800

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980323

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19980210

Date Added To File: 19980225

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TEXT AND/OR GRAPHICS FOR THE VEHICLE HEADLAMP AIMING INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE OWNER GUIDES ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY CLEAR. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.”

Consequence Summary:
IF THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE REPLACED, CUSTOMERS MAY BE CONFUSED BY THE AIMING INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE OWNER GUIDES CAUSING THE HEADLAMPS TO BE IMPROPERLY AIMED.

Corrective Action:
OWNER GUIDES CONTAINING REVISED AIMING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS OF THESE VEHICLES.