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Recall data for: 2000 FORD MUSTANG GT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V355000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S43

Make: FORD

Model: MUSTANG GT

Year: 2000

Component:
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20000403

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000630

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 11400

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001221

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001103

Date Added To File: 20001103

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 103

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.6L ENGINES. A COOLANT FLOW BLOCKAGE EXISTS AT THE INTAKE MANIFOLD HEATER CORE NIPPLE RESULTING IN NO COOLANT FLOW TO THE HEATER AND, THEREFORE, NO WARM AIR FLOW FROM THE HEATER OR WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER. VEHICLES WITH THIS CONDITION DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 103, “WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING SYSTEMS.”

Consequence Summary:
LOSS OF VISIBILITY COULD OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
CUSTOMERS WILL BE ASKED TO VERIFY, FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED, THAT HEATED AIR FLOWS FROM THEIR VEHICLE’S HEATER/DEFROSTER OUTLETS. THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE ADVISED TO CONTACT THEIR DEALERS TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR REPAIR OF THEIR VEHICLES IF NO HEATED AIR FLOW EXISTS AT THESE OUTLETS.