NHTSA Recall 05V520000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / E-150 2006
  • FORD / E-250 2006
  • FORD / E-350 2006
  • FORD / E-450 2006
  • FORD / ESCAPE 2006
  • FORD / EXPEDITION 2006
  • FORD / EXPLORER 2006
  • FORD / F-150 2006
  • FORD / RANGER 2006
  • FORD / TAURUS 2006
  • LINCOLN / MARK LT 2006
  • LINCOLN / NAVIGATOR 2006
  • MERCURY / MARINER 2006
  • MERCURY / MOUNTAINEER 2006

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: NOV 09, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V520000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER: MOTOR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 199,942

Summary:

ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.

Consequence:

AFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIPER MOTOR FOR THE PRESENCE OF GREASE AND GREASE THE WIPER MOTOR GEARS IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673 OR LINCOLN/MERCURY AT 1-800-521-4140.

Notes:

FORD RECALL NO. 05S40. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)