In the event of a crash, an occupant contacting that location may not be provided the interior impact protection intended.

Structure — Frame And Members

Summary
Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. Certain vehicles fail to comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impact." The resultant hic(D) value at one target location AP1, located on the trim panel at the juncture of the A-pillar and roof side rail, may be greater than design intent.
Actions
Dealers will remove the left and right side B-pillar and A-pillar trim panels, revise the headliner edge near the tops of the A-pillars to accept the new A-pillar trim panels with their energy absorbing tubes, and install the new A-pillar and the old B-pillar trim panels.
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Date Announced
AUG 11, 2000
Vehicles Affected
276,500
Ford Recall #
00S20
NHTSA Campaign #
00V218000
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