NHTSA Recall 07V336000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / BRONCO 1993
  • FORD / CROWN VICTORIA 1992-1998
  • FORD / E-150 1992-1993 1997-2003
  • FORD / E-250 1992-1993 1997-2003
  • FORD / E-350 1992-1993 1997-2003
  • FORD / E-450 2003
  • FORD / EXPLORER 1999-2001
  • FORD / EXPLORER SPORT 2001-2002
  • FORD / EXPLORER SPORT TRAC 2001-2002
  • FORD / F-150 1993 2003-2004
  • FORD / F-250 1993
  • FORD / F-350 1993
  • FORD / F-450 SD 1993
  • FORD / F-53 1995-1997
  • FORD / F53 1998-2002
  • FORD / RANGER 1998-2002
  • FORD / TAURUS SHO 1993-1995
  • LINCOLN / MARK VIII 1993-1998
  • LINCOLN / TOWN CAR 1992-1998
  • MERCURY / CAPRI 1994
  • MERCURY / GRAND MARQUIS 1992-1998
  • MERCURY / MOUNTAINEER 1999-2001

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: AUG 03, 2007

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V336000 NHTSA Action Number: EA05005

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,600,000

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.

Remedy:

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.

Notes:

FORD RECALL NO. 05S28. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).