FORD CROWN VICTORIA 2001: AIR BAGS

Make : FORD Model : CROWN VICTORIA Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2000-03-25 - 2000-09-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V270000
Date Owner's Notified: 2000-09-14 Date Received by ODI: 2000-09-13 Date Added to Database: 2000-09-14
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S26
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 18500
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:
      THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy:
      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.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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