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Mercury Recall 01S08: Ford/Foot Pedal Grease/Stop Lamps

2000 Mercury Sable

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.

Exterior Lighting — Tail Lights — Switch

Summary
Vehicle description: 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.
Actions
Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease. Owner notification began March 22, 2001. 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 1-800-392-3673.
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Date Announced
MAR 12, 2001
Vehicles Affected
157,000
Mercury Recall #
01S08
NHTSA Campaign #
01V078000
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