2001 FORD WINDSTAR Recall - Recall ID 44693

2001 FORD WINDSTAR Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V459000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: FORD 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: WINDSTAR 
Model Year: 2001 
Mfg Campaign Number: 03C05 
Mfg Component Desc: SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY 
Mfg Involved in Recall: FORD MOTOR COMPANY 
Manufacture Dates: 03-07-01 through 11-05-02 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 257,119 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 11-21-03 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: FORD MOTOR COMPANY 
Report Recieved Date: 11-06-03 
Record Creation Date: 11-06-03 
Regulation Part Number: 571 
FMVSS Number: 225 
Defect Summary: CERTAIN MINIVANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEM." DURING TESTING, A THIRD ROW BENCH FLOOR-TO-SEAT LATCH RELEASED BEFORE THE STRENGTH REQUIREMENT WAS MET. IDENTICAL LATCHES ARE USED IN THE SECOND ROW OF SEATS. 
Consequence Summary: IF THE LATCHES ON TH4E SECOND OR THIRD ROW SEATS OF THE VEHICLE RELEASE IN A CRASH, THE POTENTIAL FOR OCCUPANT INJURY IS INCREASED. 
Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT-TO-FLOOR LATCHES ON THE SECOND AND THIRD ROW OF SEATS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 21, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. 
Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 03C05.ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). 
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2001 FORD WINDSTAR Recall - Recall ID 44693 for FORD WINDSTAR SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

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