Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 FORD TAURUS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V198000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: TAURUS

Year: 1999

Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980731

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19980807

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 7000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980904

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19980825

Date Added To File: 19980828

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL SEAT TRACKS. THE FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE ATTACHING STUD MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED. THIS HEAT TREATMENT MAY HAVE RESULTED IN CRACKS DEVELOPING IN THE STUD.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE STUD IS CRACKED, IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE MOUNTING BRACKET AND STUD ASSEMBLY.