FORD THUNDERBIRD 2002: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING

Make : FORD Model : THUNDERBIRD Year : 2002
Build Dates : 2001-03-14 - 2002-04-24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V169000
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-06-21 Date Received by ODI: 2002-06-14 Date Added to Database: 2002-06-26
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 02S38
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 15355
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT CONTACTED THE SEAT RECLINER DURING A 35 MPH NCAP FULL-FRONTAL BARRIER IMPACT TEST.
Consequence:
      THE EDGE OF THE RECLINER MECHANISM CAUSED A PARTIAL CUT IN THE LAP PORTION OF THE WEBBING. IF THE WEBBING IS CUT, IT INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN INSERT BEHIND THE DRIVER SIDE SEAT LOWER TRIM PANEL. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 21, 2002. 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 1-866-436-7332.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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