Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2000 FORD TAURUS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V242000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00L03

Make: FORD

Model: TAURUS

Year: 2000

Component:
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990504

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000701

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 167000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001020

Recall Initiator: OVSC

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000824

Date Added To File: 20000825

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 110

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE “VEHICLE CAPACITY WEIGHT” AND “DESIGNATED SEATING CAPACITY” INFORMATION WAS NOT PRINTED ON THE SAFETY CERTIFICATION LABELS AFFIXED TO THESE VEHICLES. ON AFFECTED SABLE SEDAN VEHICLES, THE “VEHICLES CAPACITY WEIGHT” (AND ALSO THE LUGGAGE LOAD) INFORMATION PRINTED ON THIS LABEL IS INCORRECT – SABLE WAGON LUGGAGE LOAD WAS INCORRECTLY USED FOR THE SABLE SEDAN. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE LABEL REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 110, “TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.”

Consequence Summary:
EXCESSIVE LOADING CAN CAUSE TIRE AND VEHICLE DAMAGE THAT COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A SUPPLEMENTAL LABEL WITH THE CORRECT INFORMATION, ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFIXING THE LABEL ADJACENT TO THE VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 20, 2000. 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.