Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2000 MERCURY SABLE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 02V266000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 02S40

Make: MERCURY

Model: SABLE

Year: 2000

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990503

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20010914

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 369614

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20020913

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20021002

Date Added To File: 20021004

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Defect Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ADJUSTABLE PADELS ARE BEING RECALLED IN ORDER TO ADJUST THE BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS TO A MINIMUM OF 50 MM OF LATERAL SEPARATION. SIMULTANEOUS APPLICATION OF BOTH THE BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS COULD RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN ENGINE RPM.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD RESULT IN A CUSTOMER EXPERIENCING AN “UNINTENDED VEHICLE SPEED INCREASE” OR A PERCEIVED “UNABLE TO STOP” CONDITION.

Corrective Action:
OWNERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED AS TO THE PROPER WAY TO SET THE POSITION OF THE PEDALS AND TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A DEALER TO HAVE THE SPACING BETWEEN THE BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS MEASURED. IF THE SPACING IS FOUND TO BE LESS THAN 50 MM, THE DEALER WILL ADJUST THE PEDALS TO INCREASE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM TO GREATER THAN 50 MM. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 28, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.