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Recall data for: 2000 FORD EXPLORER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V179000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S17

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER

Year: 2000

Component:
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20000601

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000620

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2300

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20000710

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000705

Date Added To File: 20000711

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 4-DOOR SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SIDE AIR BAGS. THE SUBJECT VEHICLES HAVE A REVISED LEVEL SIDE CRASH SENSOR THAT COULD DEPLOY THE SIDE AIR BAG IF THE IGNITION KEY IS IN THE “RUN” POSITION AND THE SEATBELT WEBBING IS FORCIBLY EXTRACTED FROM A LOCKED RETRACTOR WITH A JERKING MOTION.

Consequence Summary:
INADVERTENT SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT COULD CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SIDE CRASH SENSORS WITH A REVISED DESIGN THAT WILL REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF AN UNEXPECTED SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT.