NHTSA Recall 09V399000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / E-150 1992-2003
  • FORD / E-250 1992-2003
  • FORD / E-350 1992-2003
  • FORD / E-450 1992-2003
  • FORD / E-550 1992-2003
  • FORD / EXCURSION 2000-2003
  • FORD / EXPLORER 1995-2002
  • FORD / F-250 SD 1993-1997 1999-2003
  • FORD / F-350 SD 1993-1997 1999-2003
  • FORD / F-450 SD 1993-1997 1999-2003
  • FORD / F-550 SD 1993-1997 1999-2003
  • FORD / F53 1994
  • FORD / RANGER 1995-1997 2001-2003
  • FORD / WINDSTAR 1995-2003
  • MERCURY / MOUNTAINEER 1997 2002

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: OCT 13, 2009

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V399000 NHTSA Action Number: EA08021

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,500,000

Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING MODEL YEARS 1995-2003 WINDSTAR, 2000-2003 EXCURSION DIESEL, 1993-1997 AND 1999-2003 F-250 SD THROUGH F-550 SD DIESEL, 1992-2003 E-150 THROUGH E-550, 1995-2002 EXPLORER, 1997 AND 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, 1995-1997 AND 2001-2003 RANGER, AND 1994 F53 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH (SCDS). THE SCDS MAY LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

Consequence:

A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR WITH OR WITHOUT THE ENGINE RUNNING.

Remedy:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS THAT DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS IN LINE WITH THE SCDS. ON 1999-2003 WINDSTAR VEHICLES WITH A LEAKING SCDS, DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT THE ABS CONTROL MODULE CONNECTOR AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY. REPAIRS WILL BE COMPLETED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-888-222-2751.

Notes:

FORD’S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 09S09. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)