Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - ANCHORAGE
99V250000FORD MOTOR COMPANYfrom 07/26/1999 to 08/13/1999V (Vehicle)2530610/11/1999MFRFORD MOTOR COMPANY09/20/199909/28/1999
Defect SummaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles. the seat belt retractor may have a pin shaft in the switchable elr/alr mechanism that is incorrectly formed. in some circumstances, the switching mechanism could become nonfunctional, preventing the seat belt webbing from being extracted from the retractor. it is also possible that malfunction of the mechanism could prevent the belt from being switched into the alr mode. the elr mechanism is not affected by this condition.
Consequence SummaryIf the mechanism malfunctions and does not allow the webbing to be extracted, the lap and shoulder belt could not be worn by a vehicle occupant. in the event that the mechanism does not allow the alr mode to be engaged, the operator may be unable to properly install a child seat in that seating position.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the lap and shoulder belt assemblies. assemblies with julian date codes of 200 through 223 are suspect and will be replaced.
NotesFord recallno. 99s26. owner notification began october 11, 1999. 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.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SEAT BELTS
04/27/201160000
 Mustang rear passenger seat belt stuck
04/27/201160000
 Mustang rear passenger seat belt stuck
04/27/201160000
 Mustang rear passenger seat belt stuck
04/27/201160000
 Mustang rear passenger seat belt stuck
06/01/2010
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 ford mustang. the contact noticed that the front driver and passenger seat belts would not retract similar to nhtsa campaign id number: 99v250000 (seat belts:front:anchorage). the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was advised to have the entire mechanism for both sides replaced. the contact did not inform the manufacturer nor was the vehicle repaired. the current mileages were 92,658 and the failure mileages were unknown.
06/01/2010
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 ford mustang. the contact noticed that the front driver and passenger seat belts would not retract similar to nhtsa campaign id number: 99v250000 (seat belts:front:anchorage). the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was advised to have the entire mechanism for both sides replaced. the contact did not inform the manufacturer nor was the vehicle repaired. the current mileages were 92,658 and the failure mileages were unknown.
06/01/2010
 Tl- the contact owns a 99 ford mustang. the contact noticed that the front driver and passenger seat belts would not retract similar to nhtsa campaign id number: 99v250000 (seat belts:front:anchorage). the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was advised to have the entire mechanism for both sides replaced. the contact did not inform the manufacturer nor was the vehicle repaired due to cost. the current mileages were 92,658 and the failure mileages were unknown. bw
06/01/2010
 Tl- the contact owns a 99 ford mustang. the contact noticed that the front driver and passenger seat belts would not retract similar to nhtsa campaign id number: 99v250000 (seat belts:front:anchorage). the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was advised to have the entire mechanism for both sides replaced. the contact did not inform the manufacturer nor was the vehicle repaired due to cost. the current mileages were 92,658 and the failure mileages were unknown. bw
03/08/200236000
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 ford mustang. the contact stated that the front driver and passenger seat belts have malfunctioned. the seat belts have failed by not retracting enough nor does it secure the person properly. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer who advised him that he had to replace the seat belts. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 36,000.
03/08/200236000
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 ford mustang. the contact stated that the front driver and passenger seat belts have malfunctioned. the seat belts have failed by not retracting enough nor does it secure the person properly. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer who advised him that he had to replace the seat belts. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 36,000.
03/08/200236000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 ford mustang. the contact stated that the front drivers and passenger seat belts have malfunctioned. the seat belts have failed by not retracting enough nor does it secure the person properly. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer and advised him that he would just have to replace the seat belts. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 36,000. tb
03/08/200236000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 ford mustang. the contact stated that the front drivers and passenger seat belts have malfunctioned. the seat belts have failed by not retracting enough nor does it secure the person properly. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer and advised him that he would just have to replace the seat belts. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 36,000. tb
02/06/20065000102/06/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 ford mustang. the contact was repairing his vehicle when he noticed that the passenger side seat belt latch did not work. the mechanic advised him to replace the seat belt. there is a recall on the vehicle's seat belts, but the recall # was unknown. the current mileage is 12,000 and failure mileage was 5,000.
01/01/20011
 Both front seatbelts have stopped working. they get twisted at belt guide loop, and will not retract. dealer replaced both front seatbelts.*ak *yh
SEAT BELTS - FRONT
12/15/20073300099903/20/2000
 Driver's side front seat belt and passenger seat belt will not retract and locks up. it appears that the seat belt will not work in an emergency as required. this has happened numerous times. *tr
590002
 Both front and the rear passenger side seat belt failed to retract back into its holster when they were unfastened. driver's side seat belt assembly was replaced, but the problem recurred.*ak
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - ANCHORAGE
12/01/2004105/01/1999
 Dt: the contact states there is a nhtsa recall campaign 99v250000 concerning the front seat belt anchorage. this vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to vin. the rear passenger seat belt had the same problem. it worked enough to hold a child safety seat securely, but will not come out all of the way. the vehicle has not been repaired. *ak updated 01/25/06. *jb
 My seat belt (drivers side)does not retract real well you have to push it back into the side wall of the car. i have noticed that other vin numbers have had a recall but not mine. i called ford in michigan to ask them how to get a recall started and they told me that i can not. then i asked them to fix my problem free of charge and they told me if i wanted it fixed that i would have to pay for it. i told them that it was a safty issue and that they should have to pay for it free of charge. dt
12/10/2000202/01/2000
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
01/27/1999
 The driver side seat belt improperly installed causing it to twist. yh
103/17/1999
 Consumer was involved in 50 mph frontal collision in which the driver's/passenger's air bags did not deploy, also seat belts did not lock up. please give any further details. *ak
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
10/17/2005105/01/2005
 Dt: the contact stated the air bags did not deploy in a crash. the vehicle swerved to miss debris in the road and hit the guard rail at 55 mph. the vehicle spun and hit the guard rail four times. the driver's side seat also snapped , not allowing the contact to reach the brake pedal and stop the vehicle. the seat belt came unlatched at the buckle assembly. a police report taken at the scene ,and the vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. the contact sustained contusions to head, neck, shoulder, hip, back, knee, and ankle. the vehicle has not been inspected. *ak
07/31/19990
 Passenger's side seat belt gets tighter and tighter when going over a bump, to the point where consumer can't breath. consumer has to either undo belt while driving, or hold belt in hand to avoid being squeezed to death. consumer has to hold seatbelt in hand while driving. this could cause an accident. dealer said seat belts were made for a baby seat, and that they all were made that way. consumer feels this is very dangerous. *ak
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - RETRACTOR
04/26/200020000209/16/1999
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 ford mustang. the contact stated that the seat belt on the passenger and driver side would not retract properly upon entering or exiting the vehicle. she received a recall notice and took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer repaired the vehicle, but the failure still persists. the dealer is charging her $100 to repair the failure again. the nhtsa recall # was unknown. the current mileage is 88,000 and failure mileage was 20,000.
 This is a copy of the e mail:: product safety alert! i want to first state: i do not currently own a ford vehicle. the vehicle that concerns me is 1999 mustang with power driver's seat with switches mounted on the front of the seat (and like vehicles) i was recently installing a remote car starter/alarm for a customer who owns a 1999 ford mustang convertible, and i was positioned under the driver's side dashboard (on my back/side, in the footwell) and was securing a module under the dashboard and i moved slightly, and the electric seat started to move forward (the side of my torso made contact with the adjustment switch) at that point the seat was powering forward pinning the switch to my torso in the forward position (i was unable to reach it) i was being crushed! and could not stop the seat! my neck was bent at an unnatural angle and my face was coming in contact with a rather hot shop light that was positioned near the accelerator petal. i was alone in the shop, luckily i was able to sound the horn and get assistance from a fellow employee who was in our showroom, at the point he rescued me (by stuffing his hand behind my back and relieving the pinned switch, luckily he was familiar with the switch location) i was pinned between the knee bolster and the seat in (apx a 6 space) and under the steering wheel, and i am a large man of 290lbs! the seat was still continuing to move forward. i was unable to free myself and could not breath or even yell for help because my body was so compacted, when i exhaled i was unable to inhale again to yell out. at this venture i still have discomfort in my back, neck, and ribs from this incident (i am not suggesting you contact your lawyers) but i am asking you to please alert your technicians, owners, etc., who might be put in this same deadly/dabilitating situation. contact your design dept. for switch relocation etc. it is extremely dangerous! i hope that you will return this email/take action on this very dangerous event.
02/15/2001
 Recall 99v250000. this vehicle not affected by this recall, although it has same problem. passenger's seatbelt will not pull out.*ak
06/01/2000706/01/1999
 Car stalls out while in motion. has happened turning a corner, on a bumpy road (2 road construction drop off), and for no apparant reason. does not happen very often, but can be very dangerous if in heavy traffic. 2) when trying to put car in reverse while stopped (coming out of my garage or a parking space, for example) gear shift refuses to go into reverse. putting into first does not help. i have found that letting up on the clutch just the right amount will usually let it go into reverse. 3) seatbelts are much to sensitive. just driving down the road you can hear them repeatedly clicking, locking and unlocking. you have to make any movement very slowly or else you will be snapped back to the seat. turning to look over your shoulder at traffic will get you locked in. extremely dangerous. much safer for the driver to go without using the seatbelt, because they are more likely to cause an accident. *ak
SEAT BELTS - REAR
12/01/2004105/01/1999
 Dt: the contact states there is a nhtsa recall campaign 99v250000 concerning the front seat belt anchorage. this vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to vin. the rear passenger seat belt had the same problem. it worked enough to hold a child safety seat securely, but will not come out all of the way. the vehicle has not been repaired. *ak updated 01/25/06. *jb
590002
 Both front and the rear passenger side seat belt failed to retract back into its holster when they were unfastened. driver's side seat belt assembly was replaced, but the problem recurred.*ak