FORD TAURUS 2006: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Make : FORD Model : TAURUS Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2006-02-13 - 2006-02-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V119000
Date Owner's Notified: 2006-04-28 Date Received by ODI: 2006-04-10 Date Added to Database: 2006-04-13
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 06C13
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 19
Summary:
      CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT FOR ONE SPECIFIC FLEET CUSTOMER WERE MODIFIED FOR OPTIONAL HANDS-FREE CELLULAR PHONE OPERATING CAPABILITY. TO PROVIDE THIS FUNCTIONALITY, A SPECIAL OVERLAY WIRE HARNESS WAS INSTALLED THAT INADVERTENTLY DID NOT INCLUDE THE CIRCUITS FOR PASSENGER AIR BAG DEACTIVATION INDICATOR "PADI" LAMP FUNCTION. AS A RESULT, THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.'
Consequence:
      THE PADI LAMP WILL FAIL TO ILLUMINATE AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP IN THE CLUSTER WILL STAY ILLUMINATED.
Remedy:
      THE FLEET CUSTOMER WAS NOTIFIED AND ALL VEHICLES HAVE BEEN REPAIRED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 28, 2006.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208
Notes:
      FORD RECALL NO. 06C13.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.