Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2001 FORD WINDSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V270000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S26

Make: FORD

Model: WINDSTAR

Year: 2001

Component:
AIR BAGS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20000325

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000905

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 18500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20000914

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000913

Date Added To File: 20000914

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIMOUSINES, AND MINI VANS WERE BUILT WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE (RCM). IN SOME CASES, THE RCM DOES NOT RECOGNIZE CERTAIN SYSTEM FAULTS THAT COULD RESULT IN AN AIR BAG OR SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER UNEXPECTEDLY ACTIVATING DURING THE SELF-TEST SEQUENCE AT VEHICLE START-UP.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RCM IN THESE VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 14, 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.