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Recall List for the 1999 Ford Escort

Official recall notices have been issued for the 1999 Ford Escort by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Ford service shop immediately!

  1. 1999 Ford Escort SEAT BELTS:FRONT NHTSA Campaign #04E048000

    • Date Announced: JULY 12, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 388

    Summary: Certain TRW driver's side seat belts manufactured on December 6 and 9, 2002, for use as replacement equipment for 1997 Ford Escort 4-door and station wagon platform vehicles, Ford's P/N F7cz54611B09aac. The seat belt assemblies exhibit a no-lock condition which does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 209, seat belt assemblies.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the restraint system may not provide adequate protection to the seat occupant, which may increase the risk of personal injury.

    Actions: TRW will notify the customers who purchased the replacement seat belt assemblies free of charge. The recall began on August 27, 2004. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04E048000 »

  2. 1999 Ford Escort POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR NHTSA Campaign #99V276000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 12, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 106

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with the S/R option. The S/R option includes, among other features, a 5-speed manual transmission. On these vehicles, the transmission shift pattern is not displayed in the occupant compartment in view of the driver. This does not comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect."

    Consequence: The driver may not be aware of the transmission position of the vehicle.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with an adhesive backed plaque containing the shift pattern, along with materials and instructions for locating and affixing the plaque to the vehicle center console, just forward of the shift lever. Owners will also be advised that their dealer can affix the plaque if they prefer. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V276000 »

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