Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2003 FORD MUSTANG

NHTSA Campaign Number: 06V108000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 06S43

Make: FORD

Model: MUSTANG

Year: 2003

Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20020319

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20040401

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 19140

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060426

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20060407

Date Added To File: 20060407

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Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MUSTANG COBRA PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE REAR SURFACE OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLOOR CARPETING DURING HEAVY THROTTLE APPLICATION. THE UNIQUE SURFACE PROFILE OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY CATCH IN THE CUTOUT ON THE FLOOR CARPETING BEHIND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD INTERFERE WITH THE PEDAL’S ABILITY TO RETURN TO AN IDLE POSITION. UNEXPECTED, CONTINUED THROTTLE APPLICATION AND/OR INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES MAY OCCUR WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SHIELD OVER THE CUTOUT IN THE CARPET BEHIND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 26, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.