FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1999: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:JACKS

Make : FORD Model : CROWN VICTORIA Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1997-06-18 - 2000-06-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V200000
Date Owner's Notified: 2000-08-03 Date Received by ODI: 2000-07-18 Date Added to Database: 2000-07-20
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S13
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:JACKS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 875000
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES HAVE JACKING INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF FOLLOWED, COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE OPERATOR TO PLACE THE JACK ON A FRAME WELD WHEN ATTEMPTING TO RAISE A REAR WHEEL. IF THE VEHICLE IS JACKED UP WITH THE JACK PLACED ON THE FRAME WELD AND IF THE VEHICLE IS FREE TO ROLL "WHEELS NOT BLOCKED OR CHOCKED", THE JACK COULD YIELD AND THE VEHICLE MAY DROP SUDDENLY.
Consequence:
      IF THIS OCCURS AND ANY PORTION OF THE OPERATOR'S BODY IS UNDER THE VEHICLE, THE POTENTIAL FOR PERSONAL INJURY EXISTS.
Remedy:
      OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A REVISED JACK INSTRUCTION AND STOWAGE CARD AND JACK WARNING LABEL, AS WELL AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE OWNER GUIDE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 3, 2000.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INSTRUCTIONS AND LABEL WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.