Recalls

Find the latest 2000 Ford Taurus recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture March - December 2000
Dates of Manufacture May 1999 - August 2000
Dates of Manufacture May - July 2000
Dates of Manufacture October - December 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 00L03
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S06
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S08
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S09
Models Involved Taurus, Cougar
Models Involved Taurus, Sable
Models Involved Taurus, Sable, Excursion
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V242
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V048
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V075
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V078
Potential Number of Units Affected 157000
Potential Number of Units Affected 167000
Potential Number of Units Affected 28000
Potential Number of Units Affected 74000
Remedy Dealers will install a jumper/resistor assembly at the spoiler that provides an electrical resistor to ground and corrects the CHMSL and brake-shift interlock conditions. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin on March 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the headlamp switch knob. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplemental label with the correct information, along with instructions for affixing the label adjacent to the vehicle certification label. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free instructions and label within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Summary On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, due to the use of incorrect material by a supplier, the headlamp switch knob can fracture and separate from the headlamp switch. This would cause difficulty for the driver to activate the headlamps, which could affect driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, if the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit. A short circuit could lead to either the brake lamps staying on or to a loss of brake lamp function, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, the "vehicle capacity weight" and "designated seating capacity" information was not printed on the safety certification labels affixed to these vehicles. On affected Sable sedan vehicles, the "vehicles capacity weight" (and also the luggage load) information printed on this label is incorrect - Sable wagon luggage load was incorrectly used for the Sable sedan. These vehicles do not comply with the label requirements of FMVSS No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Summary On those passenger vehicles with factory or dealer-installed deck lid spoilers with LED center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSL), with the ignition switch in the START or RUN positions and the hazard warning lights operating, the CHMSL can illuminate (at reduced intensity) even though the service brakes have not been applied. This does not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ALamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.@ Also, in some cases the vehicle brake-shift interlock would not function properly allowing the shift lever to be moved from PARK without applying the brake. Vehicles produced with spoilers were manufactured from March 1 through Oct. 31, 2000; and vehicles with spoilers installed by dealers were manufactured from Jan. 1 through Dec. 30, 2000.
Dates of Manufacture March - December 2000
Dates of Manufacture May 1999 - August 2000
Dates of Manufacture May - July 2000
Dates of Manufacture October - December 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 00L03
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S06
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S08
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S09
Models Involved Taurus, Cougar
Models Involved Taurus, Sable
Models Involved Taurus, Sable, Excursion
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V242
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V048
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V075
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V078
Potential Number of Units Affected 157000
Potential Number of Units Affected 167000
Potential Number of Units Affected 28000
Potential Number of Units Affected 74000
Remedy Dealers will install a jumper/resistor assembly at the spoiler that provides an electrical resistor to ground and corrects the CHMSL and brake-shift interlock conditions. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin on March 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the headlamp switch knob. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplemental label with the correct information, along with instructions for affixing the label adjacent to the vehicle certification label. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free instructions and label within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Summary On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, due to the use of incorrect material by a supplier, the headlamp switch knob can fracture and separate from the headlamp switch. This would cause difficulty for the driver to activate the headlamps, which could affect driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, if the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit. A short circuit could lead to either the brake lamps staying on or to a loss of brake lamp function, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, the "vehicle capacity weight" and "designated seating capacity" information was not printed on the safety certification labels affixed to these vehicles. On affected Sable sedan vehicles, the "vehicles capacity weight" (and also the luggage load) information printed on this label is incorrect - Sable wagon luggage load was incorrectly used for the Sable sedan. These vehicles do not comply with the label requirements of FMVSS No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Summary On those passenger vehicles with factory or dealer-installed deck lid spoilers with LED center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSL), with the ignition switch in the START or RUN positions and the hazard warning lights operating, the CHMSL can illuminate (at reduced intensity) even though the service brakes have not been applied. This does not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ALamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.@ Also, in some cases the vehicle brake-shift interlock would not function properly allowing the shift lever to be moved from PARK without applying the brake. Vehicles produced with spoilers were manufactured from March 1 through Oct. 31, 2000; and vehicles with spoilers installed by dealers were manufactured from Jan. 1 through Dec. 30, 2000.
Dates of Manufacture March - December 2000
Dates of Manufacture May 1999 - August 2000
Dates of Manufacture May - July 2000
Dates of Manufacture October - December 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 00L03
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S06
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S08
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S09
Models Involved Taurus, Cougar
Models Involved Taurus, Sable
Models Involved Taurus, Sable, Excursion
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V242
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V048
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V075
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V078
Potential Number of Units Affected 157000
Potential Number of Units Affected 167000
Potential Number of Units Affected 28000
Potential Number of Units Affected 74000
Remedy Dealers will install a jumper/resistor assembly at the spoiler that provides an electrical resistor to ground and corrects the CHMSL and brake-shift interlock conditions. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin on March 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the headlamp switch knob. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplemental label with the correct information, along with instructions for affixing the label adjacent to the vehicle certification label. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free instructions and label within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Summary On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, due to the use of incorrect material by a supplier, the headlamp switch knob can fracture and separate from the headlamp switch. This would cause difficulty for the driver to activate the headlamps, which could affect driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, if the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit. A short circuit could lead to either the brake lamps staying on or to a loss of brake lamp function, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, the "vehicle capacity weight" and "designated seating capacity" information was not printed on the safety certification labels affixed to these vehicles. On affected Sable sedan vehicles, the "vehicles capacity weight" (and also the luggage load) information printed on this label is incorrect - Sable wagon luggage load was incorrectly used for the Sable sedan. These vehicles do not comply with the label requirements of FMVSS No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Summary On those passenger vehicles with factory or dealer-installed deck lid spoilers with LED center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSL), with the ignition switch in the START or RUN positions and the hazard warning lights operating, the CHMSL can illuminate (at reduced intensity) even though the service brakes have not been applied. This does not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ALamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.@ Also, in some cases the vehicle brake-shift interlock would not function properly allowing the shift lever to be moved from PARK without applying the brake. Vehicles produced with spoilers were manufactured from March 1 through Oct. 31, 2000; and vehicles with spoilers installed by dealers were manufactured from Jan. 1 through Dec. 30, 2000.
Dates of Manufacture March - December 2000
Dates of Manufacture May 1999 - August 2000
Dates of Manufacture May - July 2000
Dates of Manufacture October - December 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 00L03
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S06
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S08
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S09
Models Involved Taurus, Cougar
Models Involved Taurus, Sable
Models Involved Taurus, Sable, Excursion
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V242
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V048
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V075
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V078
Potential Number of Units Affected 157000
Potential Number of Units Affected 167000
Potential Number of Units Affected 28000
Potential Number of Units Affected 74000
Remedy Dealers will install a jumper/resistor assembly at the spoiler that provides an electrical resistor to ground and corrects the CHMSL and brake-shift interlock conditions. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin on March 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the headlamp switch knob. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplemental label with the correct information, along with instructions for affixing the label adjacent to the vehicle certification label. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free instructions and label within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Summary On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, due to the use of incorrect material by a supplier, the headlamp switch knob can fracture and separate from the headlamp switch. This would cause difficulty for the driver to activate the headlamps, which could affect driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, if the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit. A short circuit could lead to either the brake lamps staying on or to a loss of brake lamp function, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, the "vehicle capacity weight" and "designated seating capacity" information was not printed on the safety certification labels affixed to these vehicles. On affected Sable sedan vehicles, the "vehicles capacity weight" (and also the luggage load) information printed on this label is incorrect - Sable wagon luggage load was incorrectly used for the Sable sedan. These vehicles do not comply with the label requirements of FMVSS No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Summary On those passenger vehicles with factory or dealer-installed deck lid spoilers with LED center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSL), with the ignition switch in the START or RUN positions and the hazard warning lights operating, the CHMSL can illuminate (at reduced intensity) even though the service brakes have not been applied. This does not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ALamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.@ Also, in some cases the vehicle brake-shift interlock would not function properly allowing the shift lever to be moved from PARK without applying the brake. Vehicles produced with spoilers were manufactured from March 1 through Oct. 31, 2000; and vehicles with spoilers installed by dealers were manufactured from Jan. 1 through Dec. 30, 2000.
Dates of Manufacture March - December 2000
Dates of Manufacture May 1999 - August 2000
Dates of Manufacture May - July 2000
Dates of Manufacture October - December 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 00L03
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S06
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S08
Manufacturer Recall No. 01S09
Models Involved Taurus, Cougar
Models Involved Taurus, Sable
Models Involved Taurus, Sable, Excursion
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V242
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V048
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V075
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V078
Potential Number of Units Affected 157000
Potential Number of Units Affected 167000
Potential Number of Units Affected 28000
Potential Number of Units Affected 74000
Remedy Dealers will install a jumper/resistor assembly at the spoiler that provides an electrical resistor to ground and corrects the CHMSL and brake-shift interlock conditions. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin on March 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the headlamp switch knob. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplemental label with the correct information, along with instructions for affixing the label adjacent to the vehicle certification label. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free instructions and label within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Summary On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, due to the use of incorrect material by a supplier, the headlamp switch knob can fracture and separate from the headlamp switch. This would cause difficulty for the driver to activate the headlamps, which could affect driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, if the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit. A short circuit could lead to either the brake lamps staying on or to a loss of brake lamp function, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, the "vehicle capacity weight" and "designated seating capacity" information was not printed on the safety certification labels affixed to these vehicles. On affected Sable sedan vehicles, the "vehicles capacity weight" (and also the luggage load) information printed on this label is incorrect - Sable wagon luggage load was incorrectly used for the Sable sedan. These vehicles do not comply with the label requirements of FMVSS No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Summary On those passenger vehicles with factory or dealer-installed deck lid spoilers with LED center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSL), with the ignition switch in the START or RUN positions and the hazard warning lights operating, the CHMSL can illuminate (at reduced intensity) even though the service brakes have not been applied. This does not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ALamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.@ Also, in some cases the vehicle brake-shift interlock would not function properly allowing the shift lever to be moved from PARK without applying the brake. Vehicles produced with spoilers were manufactured from March 1 through Oct. 31, 2000; and vehicles with spoilers installed by dealers were manufactured from Jan. 1 through Dec. 30, 2000.