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1997

Technical Service Bulletins for 1997 FORD CROWN VICTORIA

Bulletin Number: CSP 08B04 Bulletin Date: 05-15-2008
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Ford/lincoln mercury: certain 1992-2001 model year crown victoria, grand marquis, and town car vehicles registered in the states of wisconsin and connecticut upgrade modifications for high speed rear impacts. *pe
Bulletin Number: CSP 08B04 Bulletin Date: 05-15-2008
Component:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Ford/lincoln mercury: certain 1992-2001 model year crown victoria, grand marquis, and town car vehicles registered in the states of wisconsin and connecticut upgrade modifications for high speed rear impacts. *pe
Bulletin Number: CSP 08B04 Bulletin Date: 05-15-2008
Component:
071100 fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Ford/lincoln mercury: certain 1992-2001 model year crown victoria, grand marquis, and town car vehicles registered in the states of wisconsin and connecticut upgrade modifications for high speed rear impacts. *pe
Bulletin Number: CSP 08B04 Bulletin Date: 05-15-2008
Component:
091100 fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Ford/lincoln mercury: certain 1992-2001 model year crown victoria, grand marquis, and town car vehicles registered in the states of wisconsin and connecticut upgrade modifications for high speed rear impacts. *pe
Bulletin Number: 7212 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2007
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some 1997-2008 vehicles equipped with a 4.6l 2v, 5.4l 2v, or 6.8l 2v engine--spark plug thread repair procedure--not covered under new vehicle limited warranty. *nj this includes f-53 motorhome chassis. updated 2/23/10. *pe
Bulletin Number: 7212 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2007
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some 1997-2008 vehicles equipped with a 4.6l 2v, 5.4l 2v, or 6.8l 2v engine--spark plug thread repair procedure--not covered under new vehicle limited warranty. *nj this includes f-53 motorhome chassis. updated 2/23/10. *pe
Bulletin Number: 05N04 Bulletin Date: 12-14-2005
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe
Summary
Extended coverage program 05n04 - extended coverage for composite intake manifold. this program is being provided as a settlement to a class action lawsuit. the terms of the settlement extend the coverage of the all-composite intake manif
Bulletin Number: 05N04 Bulletin Date: 12-14-2005
Component:
063200 engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe
Summary
Extended coverage program 05n04 - extended coverage for composite intake manifold. this program is being provided as a settlement to a class action lawsuit. the terms of the settlement extend the coverage of the all-composite intake manif
Bulletin Number: 20503 Bulletin Date: 03-21-2005
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Guidance for cng tank inspection for vehicles produced after december 2, 1996. *tt update. *tt
Bulletin Number: 04B26 Bulletin Date: 02-28-2005
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary
Abrasion of the rear brake tube near the floor pan stiffening rib and the #3 transmission cross member. advance notice-customer satisfaction program 04b26. *tt
Bulletin Number: 04B26 Bulletin Date: 02-28-2005
Component:
034200 service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary
Abrasion of the rear brake tube near the floor pan stiffening rib and the #3 transmission cross member. advance notice-customer satisfaction program 04b26. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42107 Bulletin Date: 12-13-2004
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42107 Bulletin Date: 12-13-2004
Component:
103100 power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18351 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary
Charging system limitations. *eh
Bulletin Number: 18351 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2004
Component:
060000 engine and engine cooling
Summary
Charging system limitations. *eh
Bulletin Number: 3245 Bulletin Date: 12-08-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:catalytic convertor
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0420 and/or p0430. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3245 Bulletin Date: 12-08-2003
Component:
063140 engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:catalytic convertor
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0420 and/or p0430. *tt
Bulletin Number: 02B02 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
Equipment
Summary
Installation of optional police interceptor package upgrade kit. *tt update part 2. expiration date removed. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3206 Bulletin Date: 10-13-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some dedicated cng vehicles may exhibit various driveability conditions due to a loss of injector performance, resulting from fuel quality. loss of power at heavy load, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) for lean fuel, rough idle, hard start,
Bulletin Number: 17310 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold - bank 1) and/or p0430 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold - bank 2). *tt
Bulletin Number: 17310 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold - bank 1) and/or p0430 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold - bank 2). *tt
Bulletin Number: 17310 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold - bank 1) and/or p0430 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold - bank 2). *tt
Bulletin Number: 3181 Bulletin Date: 09-15-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3183 Bulletin Date: 09-15-2003
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Dedicated compressed natural gas (cng) rough idle or no start when cold vehicles equipped with dedicated 4.6l or 5.4l cng engine only. *tt
Bulletin Number: 16996 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Police interceptor may exhibit low charging system voltage at idle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 398 Bulletin Date: 05-12-2003
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. *tt
Bulletin Number: 349 Bulletin Date: 03-03-2003
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
A possible fuel leak may occur at the fuel fill valve on some cng (compressed natural gas) vehicles. *tt *jb
Bulletin Number: 30409 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2003
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Possible fuel leak at fill valve - fill valve service part revisions - cng vehicles only. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3261 Bulletin Date: 01-05-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
New service part - number 5 needle bearing and race kit - 4r70w transmission - service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3261 Bulletin Date: 01-05-2003
Component:
103000 power train:automatic transmission
Summary
New service part - number 5 needle bearing and race kit - 4r70w transmission - service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2208 Bulletin Date: 10-14-2002
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Climate control a/c service tech tips. *eh
Bulletin Number: 2208 Bulletin Date: 10-14-2002
Component:
353600 equipment:air conditioner
Summary
Climate control a/c service tech tips. *eh
Bulletin Number: 2176 Bulletin Date: 09-02-2002
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light
Summary
Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2176 Bulletin Date: 09-02-2002
Component:
032100 service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light
Summary
Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2107 Bulletin Date: 05-27-2002
Component:
Visibility:windshield wiper/washer:motor
Summary
Transfer service tips for the front wiper motor mount bracket and depressed park output arm. *tt
Bulletin Number: 253 Bulletin Date: 03-18-2002
Component:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Subject regarding alternative fuel vehicle compressed natural gas tank inspection. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15761 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some dedicated cng vehicles may exhibit driveability conditions of hard start / no start / rough running. *tt
Bulletin Number: 222 Bulletin Date: 02-04-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit an intake manifold crossover (first runner) coolant seepage condition. *tt
Bulletin Number: 214 Bulletin Date: 01-21-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1246 Bulletin Date: 12-10-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1221 Bulletin Date: 11-12-2001
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline
Summary
Some dedicated compressed natural gas (cng) vehicles may exhibit a rough idle, or no start in cold conditions. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12114 Bulletin Date: 10-29-2001
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Parts and procedure to reduce the potential of fuel tank punctures during rare and extremely high-speed rear impacts. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1205 Bulletin Date: 10-15-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1194 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2001
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
This aritlce is to provide information on replacement of old style hood lamp switch to the rvised mechanical hood lamp switch. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1181 Bulletin Date: 09-17-2001
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:park/neutral start switch
Summary
Brake shift interlock.*jb
Bulletin Number: 15271 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2001
Component:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:filling/charging
Summary
Dedicated cng regulator bowl kit available. *jg
Bulletin Number: 15271 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2001
Component:
091110 fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:filling/charging
Summary
Dedicated cng regulator bowl kit available. *jg
Bulletin Number: 15271 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2001
Component:
091110 fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:filling/charging
Summary
Dedicated cng regulator bowl kit available. *jg
Bulletin Number: 1156 Bulletin Date: 08-06-2001
Component:
Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. *slc
Bulletin Number: 1157 Bulletin Date: 08-06-2001
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. *slc
Bulletin Number: 15171 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2001
Component:
Visibility:windshield
Summary
Information regarding police option-rear window disable-tamper resistance. *yd
Bulletin Number: 15158 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a fead belt jump-off toss. *yh
Bulletin Number: 15113 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2001
Component:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a fuel fill valve sealing condition. *yd
Bulletin Number: 15061 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2001
Component:
Visibility:power window devices and controls
Summary
Some vehicles built 04/15/2000 or earlier equipped with a keyless entry system may exhibit an inoperative door-mounted keypad, interior and exterior lamps that self-activate and a weak or discharged vehicle battery. *tt
Bulletin Number: 01M02 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2001
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system
Summary
Some of the composite intake manifolds used on 4.6l sohc engines may develop fatigue cracks at the coolant crossover duct. this condition could result in engine coolant leakage which, if not serviced, may cause engine overheating. compl
Bulletin Number: 14862 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2001
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Information on replacing fuel tank strap bolts. *tt
Bulletin Number: 147 Bulletin Date: 03-05-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Subject regarding engine oil recommendations for use in 2001 vehicles - sae 5w-20 motor oil. *tt
Bulletin Number: 01M02 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2001
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system
Summary
Owner notification program regarding additional coverage on certain 4.6l sohc intake manifolds. some of the composite intake manifolds may develop fatigue cracks at the coolant crossover duct. *tt
Bulletin Number: 0.00E+00 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2001
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Service action 00e11, supplement #1 - update information regarding on-board diagnostic system upgrade. *tt
Bulletin Number: 0.00E+00 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2000
Component:
Equipment
Summary
Service action bulletin regarding on-board diagnostic system upgrade. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2310 Bulletin Date: 11-13-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
Subject regarding contamination from prior transmission concerns or excess wear may be trapped in the transmission fluid cooling system. *tt
Bulletin Number: 213 Bulletin Date: 10-16-2000
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Subject regarding climate control - eatc - blower motor control service tips. *jb
Bulletin Number: 14370 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information on programming remotes after driver door module replacement. *jb
Bulletin Number: 8243 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2000
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
Some police vehicles may exhibit shift concerns due to engine drivability issues. **mr
Bulletin Number: 8300 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2000
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a bang / popping noise heard from the exhaust system during cool-down. **mr
Bulletin Number: 14081 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit an inoperative keyless entry pad. **mr
Bulletin Number: 8243 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some police vehicles may exhibit shifting concerns due to engine driveability issues. *tt
Bulletin Number: 8257 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2000
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary
Brief information regarding vehicles that exhibit yellowing of the headlamps. *tt
Bulletin Number: 8425 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Subject regarding keyfob programming information - service replacement drivers door module. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13933 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2000
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit yellowing of the headlamps. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13925 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some police vehicles may exhibit shift concerns due to engine driveability issues. *tt
Bulletin Number: 8060 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2000
Component:
Suspension:front
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a slight steering drift / wander condition, usually noted during highway driving. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15 Bulletin Date: 01-10-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Information regarding the new transmission cooler flusher- service tip. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 99234 Bulletin Date: 11-15-1999
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information on diagnosing a vehicle with malfunction indicator lamp illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes p0442 and p0455 stored in continuous memory. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99242 Bulletin Date: 11-15-1999
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Information on replacing and / or repairing malfunctioning (door, ignition and decklid) locks. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99242 Bulletin Date: 11-15-1999
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Information on replacing and / or repairing malfunctioning (door, ignition and decklid) locks. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99242 Bulletin Date: 11-15-1999
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Information on replacing and / or repairing malfunctioning (door, ignition and decklid) locks. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99222 Bulletin Date: 10-18-1999
Component:
Electrical system:wiring
Summary
Subject on a wire harness terminal repair kit available for repairing electrical wiring harnesses. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9.90E+04 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Emission recall for vehicles that were built with a fuel filler-valve which could leak while the vehicle is being operated which can exceed evaporative emissions standards. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99194 Bulletin Date: 09-20-1999
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99195 Bulletin Date: 09-20-1999
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Service information for musty and mildew type odors coming from the air conditioning / heating system. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99196 Bulletin Date: 09-20-1999
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Information on identifying non-approved / alternate refrigerants which could cause safety, and performance concerns if installed in ford a/c systems. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99185 Bulletin Date: 09-06-1999
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Vehicles built between 3/15/1997 and 12/31/1998 and with 4r70w transmissions may experience delayed or no 2-3 upshift, transmission control indicator lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0782 stored in memory. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13240 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:banjo housing
Summary
Information regarding vibration/extension housing bushing. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 9913125 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Sone police vehicles and other vehicles with 4r70w may exhibit a vibration and / or transmission extension housing bushing damage from sustained high speed operation. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9913125 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:banjo housing
Summary
Sone police vehicles and other vehicles with 4r70w may exhibit a vibration and / or transmission extension housing bushing damage from sustained high speed operation. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99152 Bulletin Date: 07-26-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Information on the new flush and fill tool available through rotunda. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6505 Bulletin Date: 07-01-1999
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Brief information on removing the fuel tank solenoid valve on natural gas vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13025 Bulletin Date: 07-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a bang popping noise heard from the exhaust system during cool-down. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99139 Bulletin Date: 06-28-1999
Component:
Exterior lighting:brake lights
Summary
Conditions with the brake lamps inadvertently disabling the brake shift interlock. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99111 Bulletin Date: 06-14-1999
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information designed to aid in the diagnosis, testing and repair of noise, vibration and harshness (nvh) concerns. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99129 Bulletin Date: 06-14-1999
Component:
Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc.
Summary
Experiencing a whine / buzz type noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio on vehicles with an in-tank electric fuel pump. *tt
Bulletin Number: 991210 Bulletin Date: 06-14-1999
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Ford motor company has released a private labeled material to be used for iron particle / acid rain service repairs. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12890 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1999
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Brief information on removing the fuel tank solenoid valve thread. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9996 Bulletin Date: 05-17-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Experiencing a delayed or no 2-3 upshift, primarily when the transmission is cold on vehicles with ford qality remanufactured (fqr) 4r70w transmission exchange units with julian build between 062-97 and 040-99. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99910 Bulletin Date: 05-17-1999
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light
Summary
Addressing concerns with the brake lamp inadvertently disabling the brake shift interlock on police vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99-8-15 Bulletin Date: 05-03-1999
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Subject regarding door trim panel replacement - service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99816 Bulletin Date: 05-03-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Ford motor company now recommends sae 5w-30 viscosity grade for servicing any ford gasoline-powered vehicle regardless of model year. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99816 Bulletin Date: 05-03-1999
Component:
061100 engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Ford motor company now recommends sae 5w-30 viscosity grade for servicing any ford gasoline-powered vehicle regardless of model year. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99816 Bulletin Date: 05-03-1999
Component:
061100 engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Ford motor company now recommends sae 5w-30 viscosity grade for servicing any ford gasoline-powered vehicle regardless of model year. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6242 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:banjo housing
Summary
Experiencing a vibration and / or transmission extension housing bushing damage. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12725 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:banjo housing
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a vibration and / or transmission extension housing bushing damage from sustained high speed operation. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9943 Bulletin Date: 03-08-1999
Component:
Power train
Summary
Information regarding reprogramming powertrain control modules (pcms). *tt
Bulletin Number: 9947 Bulletin Date: 03-08-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine experiencing roughness at idle due to exhaust system resonance. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9947 Bulletin Date: 03-08-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Engine experiencing roughness at idle due to exhaust system resonance. *tt
Bulletin Number: 98258 Bulletin Date: 12-21-1998
Component:
Steering
Summary
A vibration / noise felt in steering wheel on right turns.
Bulletin Number: 98259 Bulletin Date: 12-21-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Some vinyl covered items such as dash panels, door trim panels, consoles, etc., may exhibit a small dent, scuff, abrasion and/ or discoloration resulting from assembly, transit, dealer prep and/or customer usage. *yc
Bulletin Number: 98245 Bulletin Date: 12-07-1998
Component:
Seats
Summary
Concerns regarding the front seat feeling loose on some vehicle. *yc
Bulletin Number: 98246 Bulletin Date: 12-07-1998
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Ford motor company has released a new electrical grease ( f8az - 19g208-aa ) to reduce the possibility of moisture corrosion at the terminals. *yc
Bulletin Number: 5203 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start / long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12219 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary
For all vehicles with lighting control module concerns that require a module replacement, the technican must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12223 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
For all vehicles with drivers door module concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12226 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
For all vehicles with remote keyless entry concerns that require a module and / or transmitter (keyfob) replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module or keyfob. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12230 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock
Summary
All vehicles with antilock brake module concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12298 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with 4r70w transmissions may exhibit delayed or no 2-3 upshift, primarily when the transmission is cold. transmission control indicator light (tcil) may also flash with diagnostic trouble code p0782. *tt
Bulletin Number: 982310 Bulletin Date: 11-23-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control
Summary
Mass air flow (maf)- sensor contamination- service tip. *ak
Bulletin Number: 982320 Bulletin Date: 11-23-1998
Component:
Visibility:defroster/defogger system
Summary
Some vehicles with a very low odometer reading may experience a lack temperature control. *yc
Bulletin Number: 982323 Bulletin Date: 11-23-1998
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Information regarding replacement and / or repairs on any lock component. *yc
Bulletin Number: 12154 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with pats (securilock) except certain models now have availability of fleet keys through rotunda. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 12174 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start/long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 12178 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Power train
Summary
Information regarding tsb 98-5a-12 (transaxle/transmission/transfer case-vehicles towed behind recreational vehicles-recommended guidelines) does not list towing information for certain model vehicles. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 982010 Bulletin Date: 10-12-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
"experiencing a "" buzzing "" or "" rattling "" noise from the exhaust system. *yc"
Bulletin Number: 98163 Bulletin Date: 08-17-1998
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Locks failed. yd
Bulletin Number: 98B19S1 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary
Owner notification program 98b19-s1 - brake line wear on certain vehicles. correction to original technical instructions regarding diameter of replacement brake lines. yd
Bulletin Number: 4619 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit malfunction indicator light on with evaporative diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455 set. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9887 Bulletin Date: 04-27-1998
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter
Summary
Experiencing a torque converter clutch shudder or vibration. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9888 Bulletin Date: 04-27-1998
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Information on a new transmission fluid usage chart. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9852 Bulletin Date: 04-13-1998
Component:
Tires
Summary
Information on tire company telephone numbers for customer assistance. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9873 Bulletin Date: 04-13-1998
Component:
Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc.
Summary
Experiencing a whining / buzzing noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9874 Bulletin Date: 04-13-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
A new silicone gasket and sealant. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9874 Bulletin Date: 04-13-1998
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
A new silicone gasket and sealant. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9874 Bulletin Date: 04-13-1998
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
A new silicone gasket and sealant. *yc
Bulletin Number: 982525 Bulletin Date: 04-01-1998
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit brake squeal from the rear when braking. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9811483 Bulletin Date: 04-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some police and export cars equipped with phonelic piston calipers may exhibit brake squeal from the rear when braking. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9863 Bulletin Date: 03-30-1998
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit no temperature control and/or a clicking noise heard coming from behind the instrument panel near the glove compartment. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9864 Bulletin Date: 03-30-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Information on a buzzing or rattle noise from the exhaust system. *tt
Bulletin Number: 985A3 Bulletin Date: 03-18-1998
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock
Summary
The anti-lock brake system ( abs ) may activate under false abs conditions. *yc
Bulletin Number: 985A5 Bulletin Date: 03-18-1998
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor
Summary
Hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment from rotunda is now approved for warranty and service use. *yc
Bulletin Number: 985A11 Bulletin Date: 03-18-1998
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Service tip information regarding elimination of sanding rotors and drums. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9845 Bulletin Date: 03-02-1998
Component:
Service brakes, air:disc:rotor
Summary
Availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9847 Bulletin Date: 03-02-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Subject regarding revised remote keyless entry (rke) system. *tt
Bulletin Number: 98410 Bulletin Date: 03-02-1998
Component:
Power train:clutch assembly
Summary
Vehicles may experience torque converter clutch shudder or vibration. *yc
Bulletin Number: 983107 Bulletin Date: 02-25-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Brief information regarding engines being added to the fqr (ford quality renewal) assembly program. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9831 Bulletin Date: 02-16-1998
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Repairs to vinyl covered surfaces. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9836 Bulletin Date: 02-16-1998
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Information concerning vibration-shudder under light to moderate acceleration above 56 km/h (35mph) in 3rd or 4rd gear- vehicles equipped with aode or 4r70w transmission.
Bulletin Number: 97B13 Bulletin Date: 02-01-1998
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system
Summary
Various information regarding intake manifold inspection / replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9814 Bulletin Date: 01-19-1998
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor
Summary
Subject regarding the availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. *tt
Bulletin Number: 98111 Bulletin Date: 01-19-1998
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Vehicles may exhibit harsh ride quality or excessive road feel through the steering wheel while going over sharp bumps. *tt
Bulletin Number: 97M91 Bulletin Date: 01-19-1998
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system
Summary
Information regarding additional coverage for intake manifold malfunctions. *tt
Bulletin Number: 90308 Bulletin Date: 01-01-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Mil light on with evaporative dtc p0442, p0455
Bulletin Number: 976011 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1997
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline
Summary
Experiencing difficulty diagnosing vehicles with evaporative fuel system diagnostic trouble codes. *tt
Bulletin Number: 97090297182 Bulletin Date: 09-02-1997
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Some vehicles may experience a lean right condition. *yc
Bulletin Number: 97090297183 Bulletin Date: 09-02-1997
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Experiencing difficulties with the malfunction indicator lamp (mil). *yc
Bulletin Number: 97090297185 Bulletin Date: 09-02-1997
Component:
Steering
Summary
"a vibration/""buzzing"" noise may be heard or felt in the steering wheel on right turns. *yc"
Bulletin Number: BC2241970501 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump
Summary
Vehicle may exhibit a lack of power. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC2296970501 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Diagnostic instructions for a/c mode failure. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC105999705 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline
Summary
Vehicles built between 1/4/97 and 4/14/97 may exhibit a concern of lack of power. *tw
Bulletin Number: 9773 Bulletin Date: 03-31-1997
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl)
Summary
Vibration- shudder or vibration under light to moderate acceleration above 56 km/h (35 mph) while in 3rd or 4th gear- vehicles equipped with aode or 4r70w transmission. *jd
Bulletin Number: 9768 Bulletin Date: 03-17-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Fuel economy- customer expectations versus vehicle usage. *jd
Bulletin Number: 9751 Bulletin Date: 03-03-1997
Component:
Seats
Summary
Interior- leather seat cleaning procedure- service tip. *jd
Bulletin Number: 9755 Bulletin Date: 03-03-1997
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:module
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil)- mil illumination- diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0446 stored in memory. *jd
Bulletin Number: 97511 Bulletin Date: 03-03-1997
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Fluid- transmission fluid usage charts. *jd
Bulletin Number: 9735 Bulletin Date: 02-03-1997
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Air conditioning- r-134a tracer dye installed in a/c system and three o-ring spring lock couplers- service tip. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC031A497020 Bulletin Date: 02-01-1997
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock
Summary
Inadvertent abs activation on smooth dry pavement. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC3430972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
The power point electrical outlet was deleted. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC3511972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Wind noise from the front door area on affected vehicles. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC3512972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Wind noise from the front door area at varying speeds and conditions on affected vehicles. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC3552972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
A white stress mark in the door scuff plate. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1017097230 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
White stress mark in the door scuff plate, replace with new level part. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1017797230 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Wind noise from the front door area on affected vehicles. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1017897230 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Wind noise from the front door area at varying speeds and conditions on affected vehicles. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1020197230 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
The power point electrical outlet was deleted- disregard the note in the 1997 owners guide advising not to plug optional electrical accessories into the cigarette lighter. *jd
Bulletin Number: 9722 Bulletin Date: 01-20-1997
Component:
Seats
Summary
Seat - front - driver's side seat cushion pad support spring may sag and/or seat may become uncomfortable - fleet usage. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0263970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Tires:temporary/emergency spare tire
Summary
Locking wire wheel cover center ornament where the emblem has separated from the backing plate. new replacement part. *jd
Bulletin Number: 962612 Bulletin Date: 12-16-1996
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter
Summary
Transaxle - torque converter replacement guidelines and torque converter/transaxle cooling system cleaning procedures - service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: 962511 Bulletin Date: 12-02-1996
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:module
Summary
Powertrain control module -reprogram powertrain control module (pcm) - service procedures - service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: 96246 Bulletin Date: 11-18-1996
Component:
Electrical system:wiring
Summary
Wiring - electrical diode identification and service replacements. *tw
Bulletin Number: 96249 Bulletin Date: 11-18-1996
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter
Summary
Torque converter - leak test procedure - service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0020961101 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1996
Component:
Wheels
Summary
Front wheel rattle may be caused by the dust shield rattling. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0072961101 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1996
Component:
Wheels:cap/cover/hub
Summary
Wire wheel cover center ornament separates from the backing plate. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0696961023 Bulletin Date: 10-23-1996
Component:
Electrical system:ignition
Summary
Concerns of check engine light (mil) w/ codes p0300 thru p0308 & eng runes rough/misses. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0706961022 Bulletin Date: 10-22-1996
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Light to moderate axle noise (axle whine) at 50 to 65 mph (80 to 105 kph) during accels, decels or cruise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 96221 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
Visibility:windshield
Summary
Windshield and interior glass - fog/film. *tw
Bulletin Number: 96222 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Brakes - elimination of sanding rotors and drums - service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: 96225 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system
Summary
Mass air flow sensor - replacement as an assembly - service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: 96225 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
075000 fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system
Summary
Mass air flow sensor - replacement as an assembly - service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: 96225 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
075000 fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system
Summary
Mass air flow sensor - replacement as an assembly - service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0773961015 Bulletin Date: 10-15-1996
Component:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary
High pitch whining noise from the alternator may be caused by a loose eng ground strap. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0774961015 Bulletin Date: 10-15-1996
Component:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary
Concern for intermittent no start/or intermittent stall & w/ no dtc's. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0810961011 Bulletin Date: 10-11-1996
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter
Summary
Vehicles equipped w/ an aode or 4r70w trans has a concern of shudder from the transmission torque converter clutch in 3rd or 4th gear or during 3-4 shift. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC5195961001 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1996
Component:
Tires
Summary
Firestone p235 tires may exhibit a high frequency vibration at 65-75 mph. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC5197961001 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1996
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Some vehicles equipped w/ an ax4s transaxle may have been shipped w/ a low transaxle fluid level. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC9679961001 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1996
Component:
Steering:wheel and handle bar
Summary
Complaint of a buzz/vibration felt in the steering wheel while turning (usually more noticeable turning right). *tt
Recall Number: 08S01 Recall Date: 02-04-2008 Affected Vehicles: 225,000
Component:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary:
Ford is recalling 225,000 my 1992-2003 econoline, my 1993-1995 taurus sho, my 1992-1998 crown victoria, my 1993 bronco, f-series, my 1995-1997 f-series super duty stripped chassis, my 1992-1998 mercury grand marquis, and my 1992-1995 lincoln town car vehicles. the affected vehicles were previously repaired using a wiring harness that is not compatible with the vehicle circuit polarity.
Consequence:
As a result, the fuse is located in the output circuit rather than in the intended input power feed circuit, and may not offer the intended protection in the event of an electrical short to ground.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install a new wiring harness, or replace the mating electrical component. the recall began on february 18, 2008. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Recall Number: 05S28 Recall Date: 08-03-2007 Affected Vehicles: 3,600,000
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary:
On certain pickup trucks, passenger vehicles, sport utility vehicles, and motor homes chassis, the speed control deactivation switch may, under certain conditions, leak internally and then overheat, smoke, or burn.
Consequence:
This could result in an underhood fire.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install a fused wiring harness. owners of the passenger cars included in this campaign will be instructed to return their vehicles to their dealers to have the speed control deactivation switch disconnected as an interim repair. as soon as repair parts are available (expected october 2007), owners will be instructed to return to the dealers for installation of a fused wiring harness. the recall began on august 13, 2007, and mailing completed by september 19, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-888-222-2751.
Recall Number: 04B26 Recall Date: 03-14-2005 Affected Vehicles: 43,626
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles built with electronic traction control, the rear brake line may chafe due to contact between it and a floor pan stiffening rib, and a brake fluid leak may occur.
Consequence:
"the brake pedal may develop a ""spongy"" feel and drops of brake fluid may be observed beneath the vehicle. over time brake performance may be compromised and stopping distances could be extended which could lead to a crash. "
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect the subject vehicles for contact between the brake tube and floor pan stiffening rib. if contact is evident, but no abrasion or leaks exist, the brake tube will be repositioned to preclude further contact and potential abrasion. if indication of abrasion or a leak is evident, dealers will repair the brake line. this campaign began on july 15, 2005. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Recall Number: 03S08 Recall Date: 11-06-2003 Affected Vehicles: 4,218
Component:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly
Summary:
On certain natural gas vehicles, if a flame from a vehicle interior fire becomes locally directed at the natural gas fuel tank located immediately behind the rear seat, the flame could damage the fiberglass wrap on the tank weakening the tank.
Consequence:
If the strength of the tank is significantly compromised, it could rupture, increasing the risk of a fire.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install an insulator behind the current seat back. owner notification began on january 7, 2004. owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Recall Number: 02B02 Recall Date: 10-15-2002 Affected Vehicles: 350,000
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary:
In order to enhance police office safety, model year 1992-2003 crown victoria police interceptor (cvpi) vehicles will be equipped with shields designed to help protect the fuel tank in high-speed rear-impact crashes. ford also will be offering an optional trunk package designed to improve the safe transport of sharp-edged, heavy equipment in these vehicles.
Consequence:
Some high-speed rear-impact crashes have resulted in fuel tank punctures and fires in cvpi vehicles.
How to Fix:
Ford has advised us that shield kits have been available since late october and will be installed on police interceptor vehicles at no cost. the optional trank package will be available by the end of 2002. ford has established a new web site at www.cvpi.com to answer additional questions about the safe use of cpvi vehicles.
Recall Number: 00S16 Recall Date: 06-12-2000 Affected Vehicles: 1,129
Component:
Seat belts:front:anchorage
Summary:
"vehicle description: passenger vehicles using aftermarket front passenger side seat belt assemblies that were sold by ford parts departments from january 1, through june 13, 2000. these seat belt assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 209, ""seat belt assemblies."" the equipment involved is service stock seat belt assemblies, model nos. h 9977, h 9979, t 9063, and t 9217, built by trw vehicle safety systems, inc. (trw) manufactured from june 1, 1998 through may 21, 2000. some of these seat belt assemblies may have been installed as service replacement equipment on the vehicles involved in the recall."
Consequence:
In the event of a collision, these seat belts may not restrain an occupant increasing the risk of injury.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace the service seat belt assemblies that were installed in these vehicles from january 1 through june 13, 2000.
Recall Number: 00S15 Recall Date: 06-12-2000 Affected Vehicles: 1,167
Component:
Seat belts:front:anchorage
Summary:
"vehicle description: passenger vehicles using aftermarket driver's seat belt assemblies that were sold by ford parts departments from january 1, through june 13, 2000. these seat belt assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 209, ""seat belt assemblies."" the equipment involved is service stock seat belt assemblies, model nos. h 9977, h 9979, t 9063, and t 9217, built by trw vehicle safety systems, inc. (trw) manufactured from june 1, 1998 through may 21, 2000. some of these seat belt assemblies may have been installed as service replacement equipment on the vehicles involved in the recall."
Consequence:
In the event of a collision, these seat belts may not restrain an occupant increasing the risk of injury.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace the service seat belt assemblies that were installed in these vehicles from january 1 through june 13, 2000.
Recall Number: 98S37 Recall Date: 12-16-1998 Affected Vehicles: 175,000
Component:
Suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint
Summary:
Vehicle description: certain 1996-1999 ford crown victoria police, fleet, natural gas, and 1996-1999 lincoln town car limousine vehicles that were produced with a lower control arm ball joint containing a one piece bearing; and 1990-1996 ford crown victoria police, fleet, and ngv vehicles and 1990-1996 lincoln town car limousine vehicles that have been serviced with either a ball joint containing the one-piece bearing or a front lower control arm containing a ball joint with a one-piece bearing. the one-piece bearing within the lower control arm ball joint can weaken slowly during use and eventually crack. this could result in separation of the ball and cap of the joint, allowing the control arm to drop to the ground.
Consequence:
If this occurs while the vehicle is moving, reduced steering control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace the lower control arm ball joints (2).
Recall Date: 04-07-1998 Affected Vehicles: 167,742
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary:
This is not a safety recall in accordance with federal regulation 573. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. ford is initiating an owner notification program for owners of certain 1995-1997 crown victoria model vehicles with police, taxi, and commercial fleet packages and town car vehicles with the livery package. these vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the brake line and the underbody front floor pan assembly which could cause wear of the brake lines.
Consequence:
This could lead to brake fluid loss for the rear brakes and, potentially, increased stopping distances.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect the brake lines for wear, install two new tube bundle clips, and check the brake lines for proper clearances. if the brake lines are worn, the damaged section of the brake line will be replaced.
Recall Date: 03-04-1997 Affected Vehicles: 125,000
Component:
Latches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
Summary:
Vehicle description: police and taxi vehicles. the hood latch striker can wear or become detached from the hood.
Consequence:
Either of these conditions can result in the hood opening without warning while the vehicle is being operated impairing the driver's visibility.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install an improved hood latch striker (vehicles with 1992 model hoods) or revised striker plate attaching fasteners (vehicles with 1993-1997 model hoods).
Investigation Open: 09-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 01-04-2006
Component Description:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary Description:
Spark plug ejection from cylinder head
Summary Detail:
On september 6, 2005, odi received a petition requesting that the agency investigate allegations of engine spark plug ejection in certain model year 1997 through 2004 ford vehicles with triton v-8 and v-10 engines.odi received a total of 474 non-duplicative complaints on the subject vehicles where the complainant, or the dealer repairing the vehicle, reported that a spark plug detached from the cylinder and/or ejected from the engine.as of december 8, 2005, odi is not aware of any allegations where the alleged defect resulted in a loss of vehicle control, a crash, an injury, or a fatality in any of the 10,319,810 subject vehicles.in addition, odi is aware of only two incidents where the vehicle stalled without restart.information contained in the odi consumer complaints and obtained from 72 telephone interviews with complainants showed the following:(1) 99% of the complaints were on my 1997 to 2002 subject vehicles.(2) most the complainants reported hearing a loud pop while driving or upon starting up the vehicle followed by a loud, repetitive clicking or popping sound.(3) many of the complainants reported that the popping sound was accompanied by some loss of vehicle power; however, in 99% of the incidents reported, the vehicle did not stall.in the very few incidents where the vehicle did stall, most vehicles could be restarted.(4) only a small percentage of the complainants cited that they smelled gas or a slight burning smell when the incident occurred.(5) in all but a very few incidents, vehicle damage was limited to the engine.in one incident, the complaint reported that the fuel rail was damaged and replaced after one of the spark plugs ejected from the engine; however, the complainant reported that the damage did not result in any type of fuel leak or fire.in another incident, the only incident where a fire was alleged, the complainant reported that no fluid leak was observed, but that a fire resulted after the spark plug had ejected from the engine and he had restarted the vehicle and driven to another location.none of the complainants reported any damage to the vehicle hood.(6) only two complainants reported that they observed what appeared to be some drops of fuel coming from the cylinder where the spark plug had failed or on the spark plug itself; however, each of these complainants reported that there was no smoke or flames as a result of his incident.as the petitioner noted, and odi¿s analysis showed, it is possible for a spark plug to detach from the engine cylinder threads in the subject vehicles.however, odi¿s analysis of 474 complaints describing such incidents found only a very few alleged any safety-related consequences.none of these showed any evidence of a serious safety consequence.given the large population and relatively long exposure time of the subject vehicles, the complaint analysis indicates that the risk to motor vehicle safety from the alleged defect is very low.in view of the foregoing, it is unlikely that nhtsa would issue an order for the notification and remedy of the alleged defect at the conclusion of the investigation requested in the petition.therefore, in view of the need to allocate and prioritize nhtsa¿s limited resources to best accomplish the agency¿s safety mission, the petition is denied.
Investigation Open: 09-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 01-04-2006
Component Description:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary Description:
Spark plug ejection from cylinder head
Summary Detail:
On september 6, 2005, odi received a petition requesting that the agency investigate allegations of engine spark plug ejection in certain model year 1997 through 2004 ford vehicles with triton v-8 and v-10 engines.odi received a total of 474 non-duplicative complaints on the subject vehicles where the complainant, or the dealer repairing the vehicle, reported that a spark plug detached from the cylinder and/or ejected from the engine.as of december 8, 2005, odi is not aware of any allegations where the alleged defect resulted in a loss of vehicle control, a crash, an injury, or a fatality in any of the 10,319,810 subject vehicles.in addition, odi is aware of only two incidents where the vehicle stalled without restart.information contained in the odi consumer complaints and obtained from 72 telephone interviews with complainants showed the following:(1) 99% of the complaints were on my 1997 to 2002 subject vehicles.(2) most the complainants reported hearing a loud pop while driving or upon starting up the vehicle followed by a loud, repetitive clicking or popping sound.(3) many of the complainants reported that the popping sound was accompanied by some loss of vehicle power; however, in 99% of the incidents reported, the vehicle did not stall.in the very few incidents where the vehicle did stall, most vehicles could be restarted.(4) only a small percentage of the complainants cited that they smelled gas or a slight burning smell when the incident occurred.(5) in all but a very few incidents, vehicle damage was limited to the engine.in one incident, the complaint reported that the fuel rail was damaged and replaced after one of the spark plugs ejected from the engine; however, the complainant reported that the damage did not result in any type of fuel leak or fire.in another incident, the only incident where a fire was alleged, the complainant reported that no fluid leak was observed, but that a fire resulted after the spark plug had ejected from the engine and he had restarted the vehicle and driven to another location.none of the complainants reported any damage to the vehicle hood.(6) only two complainants reported that they observed what appeared to be some drops of fuel coming from the cylinder where the spark plug had failed or on the spark plug itself; however, each of these complainants reported that there was no smoke or flames as a result of his incident.as the petitioner noted, and odi¿s analysis showed, it is possible for a spark plug to detach from the engine cylinder threads in the subject vehicles.however, odi¿s analysis of 474 complaints describing such incidents found only a very few alleged any safety-related consequences.none of these showed any evidence of a serious safety consequence.given the large population and relatively long exposure time of the subject vehicles, the complaint analysis indicates that the risk to motor vehicle safety from the alleged defect is very low.in view of the foregoing, it is unlikely that nhtsa would issue an order for the notification and remedy of the alleged defect at the conclusion of the investigation requested in the petition.therefore, in view of the need to allocate and prioritize nhtsa¿s limited resources to best accomplish the agency¿s safety mission, the petition is denied.
Investigation Open: 09-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 01-04-2006
Component Description:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary Description:
Spark plug ejection from cylinder head
Summary Detail:
On september 6, 2005, odi received a petition requesting that the agency investigate allegations of engine spark plug ejection in certain model year 1997 through 2004 ford vehicles with triton v-8 and v-10 engines.odi received a total of 474 non-duplicative complaints on the subject vehicles where the complainant, or the dealer repairing the vehicle, reported that a spark plug detached from the cylinder and/or ejected from the engine.as of december 8, 2005, odi is not aware of any allegations where the alleged defect resulted in a loss of vehicle control, a crash, an injury, or a fatality in any of the 10,319,810 subject vehicles.in addition, odi is aware of only two incidents where the vehicle stalled without restart.information contained in the odi consumer complaints and obtained from 72 telephone interviews with complainants showed the following:(1) 99% of the complaints were on my 1997 to 2002 subject vehicles.(2) most the complainants reported hearing a loud pop while driving or upon starting up the vehicle followed by a loud, repetitive clicking or popping sound.(3) many of the complainants reported that the popping sound was accompanied by some loss of vehicle power; however, in 99% of the incidents reported, the vehicle did not stall.in the very few incidents where the vehicle did stall, most vehicles could be restarted.(4) only a small percentage of the complainants cited that they smelled gas or a slight burning smell when the incident occurred.(5) in all but a very few incidents, vehicle damage was limited to the engine.in one incident, the complaint reported that the fuel rail was damaged and replaced after one of the spark plugs ejected from the engine; however, the complainant reported that the damage did not result in any type of fuel leak or fire.in another incident, the only incident where a fire was alleged, the complainant reported that no fluid leak was observed, but that a fire resulted after the spark plug had ejected from the engine and he had restarted the vehicle and driven to another location.none of the complainants reported any damage to the vehicle hood.(6) only two complainants reported that they observed what appeared to be some drops of fuel coming from the cylinder where the spark plug had failed or on the spark plug itself; however, each of these complainants reported that there was no smoke or flames as a result of his incident.as the petitioner noted, and odi¿s analysis showed, it is possible for a spark plug to detach from the engine cylinder threads in the subject vehicles.however, odi¿s analysis of 474 complaints describing such incidents found only a very few alleged any safety-related consequences.none of these showed any evidence of a serious safety consequence.given the large population and relatively long exposure time of the subject vehicles, the complaint analysis indicates that the risk to motor vehicle safety from the alleged defect is very low.in view of the foregoing, it is unlikely that nhtsa would issue an order for the notification and remedy of the alleged defect at the conclusion of the investigation requested in the petition.therefore, in view of the need to allocate and prioritize nhtsa¿s limited resources to best accomplish the agency¿s safety mission, the petition is denied.
Investigation Open: 07-25-2003 Investigation Closed: 04-11-2005
Component Description:
Service brakes, hydraulic
Summary Description:
Rear brake line failure
Summary Detail:
In a letter dated february 25, 2005, ford motor company (ford) notified odi that it would be conducting a customer satisfaction program (ford no. 04b26) to correct a rear brake line chafing concern in approximately 44,000 model year (my) 1997 ford crown victoria and grand marquis non-fleet vehicles equipped with electronic traction control that werebuilt after march 19, 1997.these vehicles have an additional rear brake line and a mastic patch causing reduced clearance from a stiffening rib in the floor pan.odi¿s analysis showed higher complaint and warranty rates related to rear brake line failures in this population than in other subject vehicles and peer mid-sized passenger cars that were evaluated during the investigation.vehicles involved in ford¿s program will have the rear brake lines inspected for contact with the floor pan stiffing rib.if there is contact, but no abrasion or leakage, the brake lines will be repositioned.if there is abrasion or a leak is evident the brake line will be repaired.if necessary, both of the rear brake lines will be replaced. though ford does not admit to a safety-defect in the subject components, odi believes that the facts in this investigation show otherwise because the insufficient clearance in the routing of those brake lines may result in leaks in those lines that may result in increased stopping distances.odi is designating the campaign a safety recall (nhtsa recall no. 05v-086).because of the low rates of brake line failures in the remaining subject vehicles, a safety-related defect has not been identified in those populations and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that no safety-related defect exists in those vehicles.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.for additional information, see the attached closing report.
Investigation Open: 07-25-2003 Investigation Closed: 04-11-2005
Component Description:
Service brakes, hydraulic:fluid
Summary Description:
Rear brake line failure
Summary Detail:
In a letter dated february 25, 2005, ford motor company (ford) notified odi that it would be conducting a customer satisfaction program (ford no. 04b26) to correct a rear brake line chafing concern in approximately 44,000 model year (my) 1997 ford crown victoria and grand marquis non-fleet vehicles equipped with electronic traction control that werebuilt after march 19, 1997.these vehicles have an additional rear brake line and a mastic patch causing reduced clearance from a stiffening rib in the floor pan.odi¿s analysis showed higher complaint and warranty rates related to rear brake line failures in this population than in other subject vehicles and peer mid-sized passenger cars that were evaluated during the investigation.vehicles involved in ford¿s program will have the rear brake lines inspected for contact with the floor pan stiffing rib.if there is contact, but no abrasion or leakage, the brake lines will be repositioned.if there is abrasion or a leak is evident the brake line will be repaired.if necessary, both of the rear brake lines will be replaced. though ford does not admit to a safety-defect in the subject components, odi believes that the facts in this investigation show otherwise because the insufficient clearance in the routing of those brake lines may result in leaks in those lines that may result in increased stopping distances.odi is designating the campaign a safety recall (nhtsa recall no. 05v-086).because of the low rates of brake line failures in the remaining subject vehicles, a safety-related defect has not been identified in those populations and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that no safety-related defect exists in those vehicles.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.for additional information, see the attached closing report.
Investigation Open: 07-25-2003 Investigation Closed: 04-11-2005
Component Description:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary Description:
Rear brake line failure
Summary Detail:
In a letter dated february 25, 2005, ford motor company (ford) notified odi that it would be conducting a customer satisfaction program (ford no. 04b26) to correct a rear brake line chafing concern in approximately 44,000 model year (my) 1997 ford crown victoria and grand marquis non-fleet vehicles equipped with electronic traction control that werebuilt after march 19, 1997.these vehicles have an additional rear brake line and a mastic patch causing reduced clearance from a stiffening rib in the floor pan.odi¿s analysis showed higher complaint and warranty rates related to rear brake line failures in this population than in other subject vehicles and peer mid-sized passenger cars that were evaluated during the investigation.vehicles involved in ford¿s program will have the rear brake lines inspected for contact with the floor pan stiffing rib.if there is contact, but no abrasion or leakage, the brake lines will be repositioned.if there is abrasion or a leak is evident the brake line will be repaired.if necessary, both of the rear brake lines will be replaced. though ford does not admit to a safety-defect in the subject components, odi believes that the facts in this investigation show otherwise because the insufficient clearance in the routing of those brake lines may result in leaks in those lines that may result in increased stopping distances.odi is designating the campaign a safety recall (nhtsa recall no. 05v-086).because of the low rates of brake line failures in the remaining subject vehicles, a safety-related defect has not been identified in those populations and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that no safety-related defect exists in those vehicles.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.for additional information, see the attached closing report.
Investigation Open: 03-11-2003 Investigation Closed: 07-25-2003
Component Description:
Service brakes, hydraulic
Summary Description:
Rear brake line failure
Summary Detail:
Odi has received 40 complaints alleging rear brake line failure in the subject vehicles, including 8 that have been received this year.an additional 192 reports and 478 warranty claims have been received from ford.a leak in the rear brake line can cause extended stopping distance.a search of odi's complaint database for peer vehicle complaints, using the same brake line failure criteria as for the subject vehicles and the same model years (1995-97), identified only 1 complaint involving general motors caprice/implala/88/98/regal vehicles and only 2 complaints involving chrysler lh-cars.the investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis to further evaluate the frequency, scope, and causal factors related to rear brake line failures in the subject vehicle population.
Investigation Open: 03-11-2003 Investigation Closed: 07-25-2003
Component Description:
Service brakes, hydraulic:fluid
Summary Description:
Rear brake line failure
Summary Detail:
Odi has received 40 complaints alleging rear brake line failure in the subject vehicles, including 8 that have been received this year.an additional 192 reports and 478 warranty claims have been received from ford.a leak in the rear brake line can cause extended stopping distance.a search of odi's complaint database for peer vehicle complaints, using the same brake line failure criteria as for the subject vehicles and the same model years (1995-97), identified only 1 complaint involving general motors caprice/implala/88/98/regal vehicles and only 2 complaints involving chrysler lh-cars.the investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis to further evaluate the frequency, scope, and causal factors related to rear brake line failures in the subject vehicle population.
Investigation Open: 03-11-2003 Investigation Closed: 07-25-2003
Component Description:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary Description:
Rear brake line failure
Summary Detail:
Odi has received 40 complaints alleging rear brake line failure in the subject vehicles, including 8 that have been received this year.an additional 192 reports and 478 warranty claims have been received from ford.a leak in the rear brake line can cause extended stopping distance.a search of odi's complaint database for peer vehicle complaints, using the same brake line failure criteria as for the subject vehicles and the same model years (1995-97), identified only 1 complaint involving general motors caprice/implala/88/98/regal vehicles and only 2 complaints involving chrysler lh-cars.the investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis to further evaluate the frequency, scope, and causal factors related to rear brake line failures in the subject vehicle population.
Investigation Open: 03-11-2003 Investigation Closed: 07-25-2003
Component Description:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary Description:
Rear brake line failure
Summary Detail:
Odi has received 40 complaints alleging rear brake line failure in the subject vehicles, including 8 that have been received this year.an additional 192 reports and 478 warranty claims have been received from ford.a leak in the rear brake line can cause extended stopping distance.a search of odi's complaint database for peer vehicle complaints, using the same brake line failure criteria as for the subject vehicles and the same model years (1995-97), identified only 1 complaint involving general motors caprice/implala/88/98/regal vehicles and only 2 complaints involving chrysler lh-cars.the investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis to further evaluate the frequency, scope, and causal factors related to rear brake line failures in the subject vehicle population.
Investigation Open: 01-27-2003 Investigation Closed: 11-19-2003
Component Description:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary Description:
Cng tank explosion
Summary Detail:
In september 2002, a fuel cylinder in a natural gas powered vehicle (ngv) exploded during a fire.ford and vrtc test engineers jointly examined the incident vehicle and reviewed testing to determine whether the performance of the pressure relief valve (prd) was proper.the purpose of a prd is to protect a compressed natural gas tank from overpressure by allowing the cng to vent when the temperature reaches a specific point.the prd was removed from the failed tank and subjected to a yield temperature determination test. it was concluded that a direct flame (from the interior of the vehicle) onto the cylinder (located behind the rear seat in the trunk)compromised the hoop strength of the natural gas cylinder, thus allowing the cylinder to fail prior to the prd releasing at itsdesigned temperature.as a result of this testing and review of the involved vehicle, ford has developed an insulator to insulate the natural gas fuel tank from a locally directed flame projecting from the interior of the vehicle.insulators will be installed behind the back seat on subject vehicles to prevent future failures of this type. ford's action addresses the concerns of odi.therefore, this investigation is closed.
Investigation Open: 01-03-2003 Investigation Closed: 06-03-2003
Component Description:
Suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint
Summary Description:
Ball joint separation
Summary Detail:
See attached report.
Investigation Open: 10-01-2002 Investigation Closed: 01-27-2003
Component Description:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary Description:
Cng tank exploding in a fire
Summary Detail:
An explosion of a compressed natural gas (cng) tank should not be able to occur, as the tank is fitted with a pressure relief device (prd). this prd should release the cng in the tank, prior to the pressure reaching the tank burst pressure.the prd did not release in the subject wisconsin police cruiser explosion.nhtsa has recovered the prd valve from the tank that exploded and testing will be necessary to establish why this tank safety valve did not release in the very high temperature fire that occurred in the police cruiser.there is only the single known event, but due to the catastropic force of such an explosion and the potential for injury and loss of life, this investigation is being upgraded.
Investigation Open: 09-06-2002 Investigation Closed: 06-30-2004
Component Description:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary Description:
Speed control deactivation switch fires
Summary Detail:
Based on the low rate of fire incidents (2.5 incidents per 100,000 vehicles sold) where failure of the scds is involved and the age of the vehicles ¿ 7 to 11 years ¿ a safety-related defect trend has not been identified and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that no safety-related defect exists.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.for additional information, see the attached closing report.
Investigation Open: 08-22-2002 Investigation Closed: 12-04-2002
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:linkages
Summary Description:
Fuel-fed fires
Summary Detail:
The fars data shows that the risk of fire from impact in all directions in the subject vehicles is the same as all other sedans.the subject vehicles are not over represented with respect to the risk of fire in real-world high-energy crashes.a further discussion of issues related to post crash fires in the subject vehicles is set out in the closing report for sq 01-014 and that report is in the docket for this petition.after reviewing the petition and its supporting materials, as well as information furnished by ford and gm, and information within the agency's possession from previous investigations and other related actions,nhtsa has concluded that futher investigation concerning post-crash fires in the subject vehicles is not likely to lead to a decision that the vehicles contain a safety defect.
Investigation Open: 11-27-2001 Investigation Closed: 10-03-2002
Component Description:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage
Summary Description:
Post rear end collision fires
Summary Detail:
There is no summary currently available
Investigation Open: 07-23-1998 Investigation Closed: 09-29-1998
Component Description:
Seats
Summary Description:
Front seat anchor bolt failure
Summary Detail:
The driver's seat, of the subject split-seat configuration, is secured to the vehicle floor pan with four bolts.a single bolt is located at both the front and rear of each of the two seat tracks.these tracks are located on each side of the seat.if the outboard-forward bolt fails, the seat is retained by 3 remaining bolts.when retained by 3 bolts, the rearward movement of the left side of the seat back is limited to approximately 4 inches.this was determined by ford testing and confirmed by odi.this minimal movement should not cause a driver to experience difficulties controlling the vehicle.ford has developed a kit to repair the seat bolt boss, consisting of a large, 3/16 inch thick washer, contoured to fit inside the floor pan seat bolt boss reinforcement.this fix was added to production vehicles in september, 1997.ford is currently preparting a technical service bulletin, to be sent to both dealer and operators of police vehicles, announcing the availability of the kit for in-sevice repairs.a safety-related defect trend has not been identified at this time and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that no safety-related defect exists.the agency reserves the right to take further action on these models if warranted by the circumstances.
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