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Recall data for: 2000 FORD MUSTANG COBRA R

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V121000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01S15

Make: FORD

Model: MUSTANG COBRA R

Year: 2000

Component:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19981102

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000828

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 8100

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010419

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20010411

Date Added To File: 20010424

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE BALL JOINT ASSEMBLY IN THE REAR KNUCKLE, WHERE THE LOWER CONTROL ARM ATTACHES, IS DISPLACED LONGITUDINALLY FROM ITS INSTALLED POSITION, IT CAN CAUSE HIGHER STRESS LEVELS IN THE KNUCKLE CASTING. IF THIS OCCURS, THE CASTING COULD FRACTURE, ALLOWING THE CORNER OF THE VEHICLE TO DROP, AND THE LOWER CONTROL ARM COULD CONTACT THE INSIDE OF THE REAR WHEEL.

Consequence Summary:
IN SOME CASES, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD BE REDUCED.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH REAR SUSPENSION KNUCKLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 19, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.