Recalls

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Recall data for: 1999 FORD ESCORT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V276000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 99S31

Make: FORD

Model: ESCORT

Year: 1999

Component:
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990518

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19990628

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 106

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19991102

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19991012

Date Added To File: 19991026

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 102

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE S/R OPTION. THE S/R OPTION INCLUDES, AMONG OTHER FEATURES, A 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION. ON THESE VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT PATTERN IS NOT DISPLAYED IN THE OCCUPANT COMPARTMENT IN VIEW OF THE DRIVER. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 102, “TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT.”

Consequence Summary:
THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE AWARE OF THE TRANSMISSION POSITION OF THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ADHESIVE BACKED PLAQUE CONTAINING THE SHIFT PATTERN, ALONG WITH MATERIALS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOCATING AND AFFIXING THE PLAQUE TO THE VEHICLE CENTER CONSOLE, JUST FORWARD OF THE SHIFT LEVER. OWNERS WILL ALSO BE ADVISED THAT THEIR DEALER CAN AFFIX THE PLAQUE IF THEY PREFER.