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1997

Safety Recalls for 1997 FORD F-150

Recall Number: 11V385000 Recall Date: 07-29-2011 Affected Vehicles: 1,100,000
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain 1997 through 2003 model year ford f-150, 2004 model year ford f-150 heritage, 1997 through 1999 model year f-250 less than 8,500 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr), and 2002 and 2003 lincoln blackwood vehicles manufactured from june 20, 1995, through august 4, 2004, originally sold, or currently registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. prolonged exposure to road deicing chemicals may cause severe corrosion of the fuel tank straps which secure the tank to the vehicle.
Consequence:
As a result of the corrosion, one or both straps may fail allowing the fuel lines to separate from the tank, or in some cases, causing the tank to contact the ground. either scenario may result in a fuel leak presenting a fire hazard.
How to Fix:
Ford will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicles to a ford or lincoln dealer to have the fuel tank straps replaced with straps that have increased corrosion protection. early in this campaign, if replacement straps are not available, dealers may install a cable support under the strap as an interim repair or a steel reinforcement over the existing strap as a permanent repair. any repairs will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on september 16, 2011. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. ford's recall campaign number is 11s21
Recall Number: 09E025000 Recall Date: 05-11-2009 Affected Vehicles: 42,540
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
"dope, inc. is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" these lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors."
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Dope, inc. will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. the safety recall began on july 28, 2009. owners may contact dope, inc. at 1-626-272-1798.
Recall Number: 09E012000 Recall Date: 04-07-2009 Affected Vehicles: 16,270
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
"sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" these lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors."
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. the safety recall began on may 11, 2009. owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589.
Recall Number: 08E050000 Recall Date: 08-11-2008 Affected Vehicles: 1,921
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
"k2 motor is recalling 1,921 aftermarket headlamps of various models sold for use on the above listed vehicles. these headlamps are missing the amber side reflex reflector which fails to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."""
Consequence:
Without the amber side reflex reflectors, the lighting visibility may be affected, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
K2 motor will notify owners and offer a full refund. the recall began on decemeber 17, 2008. owners may contact k2 motor at 1-909-839-2992.
Recall Number: 07E066000 Recall Date: 08-28-2007 Affected Vehicles: 175
Component:
Equipment:electrical
Summary:
Certain cequent 90 degree 7-way right angle adaptors sold by distributors in tow packages for aftermarket sales to tow 5th wheel rv travel trailers. due to incorrect wiring of the harness, the trailer lights may not operate properly.
Consequence:
If the trailer lights are not working properly, a vehicle crash can occur.
How to Fix:
All of the defective tow packages are still at the distributor level and have not been sold to any consumers.
Recall Number: 06E067000 Recall Date: 08-01-2006 Affected Vehicles: 19,413
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
Certain maxzone headlight assemblies, depo brand, p/nos. 331-1129l-asn and 331-1129r-asn, sold for use as aftermarket equipment for the above listed passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the photometric requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Maxzone will notify owners and offer reimbursement for any noncompliant headlights. the recall began on july 28, 2006. owners may contact maxzone at 909-822-3288.
Recall Number: 06E064000 Recall Date: 07-17-2006 Affected Vehicles: 4,029
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
Certain tradesonic combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence:
Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Tradesonic will notify owners and replace the lamps free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during july 2006. owners may contact tradesonic at 626-934-8884.
Recall Number: 06E065000 Recall Date: 07-17-2006 Affected Vehicles: 3,593
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
Certain aj motorsport combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence:
Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Aj motorsport will notify owners and offer reimbursement for the lamps. the recall began on july 31, 2006. owners may contact aj motorsport at 626-618-2026.
Recall Number: 06E060000 Recall Date: 06-29-2006 Affected Vehicles: 87,745
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
"certain aai motorsports combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above list passenger vehicles. combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."""
Consequence:
Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash
How to Fix:
Aai motorsports will notify owners and replace the lamps free of charge. the recall began on august 1, 2006. owners may contact aai motorsports at 909-923-9188.
Recall Number: 06E052000 Recall Date: 06-12-2006 Affected Vehicles: 14,616
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
Certain eagle eyes headlamps, p/nos. fr208-b101r, fr208-b101l, fr208-b001r, and fr208-b001l, sold for use as replacement equipment for the passenger vehicles listed above. these headlamps fail to conform to the photometric requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Sabry lee will notify owners and offer full credit for any noncompliant headlamp. the recall is expected to begin on june 14, 2006. owners may contact sabry lee account executive at 1-866-467-2279.
Recall Number: 06E025000 Recall Date: 03-21-2006 Affected Vehicles: 1,450
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
"certain poli-auto combination headlamp assemblies, p/nos. 11-728, 11-728d, 11-710, 11-419, 11-713, 11-703, 11-704, 11-708p, 11-735, 11-725, 11-726, 11-716 (p&c), 11-721-1, 11-733, 11-729, 11-730, and 11-732, sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles. some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."""
Consequence:
Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.
How to Fix:
Poli-auto will notify owners and offer to repurchase the headlamps at its original purchase price. the recall is expected to begin during april 2006. owners may contact poli-auto at 305-477-1356.
Recall Number: 06E023000 Recall Date: 03-13-2006 Affected Vehicles: 292,000
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
"certain anzo combination headlamp assemblies sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles. some combination lamps are not equipped with amber side reflectors which fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."""
Consequence:
Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Anzo will notify owners and replace the headlamps free of charge. the recall began may 9, 2006. owners may contact anzo usa at 909-468-3688.
Recall Number: 05V388000 Recall Date: 09-07-2005 Affected Vehicles: 4,500,000
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary:
On certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with speed control, the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke, or burn.
Consequence:
A fire at the switch could occur.
How to Fix:
By letter dated september 12, 2005, owners were instructed to return their vehicles to their dealers to have the speed control deactivation switch disconnected. owners who have had their speed control deactivated are being notified that parts will be available and advised to make an appointment to reconnect the speed control beginning in february 2006. owners who did not have their speed control deactivated are being notified to have their system remedied beginning in february 2006. owners are urged to avail themselves of the free disconnect service as soon as possible because of the significant risk of fire. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. (note: also see recalls 05v017 and 06v286)
Recall Number: 03V196000 Recall Date: 05-27-2003 Affected Vehicles: 171,446
Component:
Steering:gear box:shaft sector
Summary:
On certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, if the intermediate shaft yoke separates from the steering gear input shaft, the steering system becomes disconnected.
Consequence:
This could result in loss of steering control, potentially resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect the steering intermediate shaft yoke to determine if the yoke is fully seated on the steering gear input shaft. if the yoke is fully seated no service is required. if the yoke is not fully seated and bolt groove and spline is visible, the intermediate shaft and bolt will be replaced as well as the bolt at the steering column connection. owner notification began on may 30, 2003. 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.
Recall Number: 01X001000 Recall Date: 05-22-2001 Affected Vehicles: 13,000,000
Component:
Tires:tread/belt
Summary:
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. equipment description: ford is replacing all firestone wilderness at 15, 16, and 17 inch tires mounted on ford trucks and suvs. ford reports tread separation can occur due to a combination of the sensitivity of the tire design to stress, aging, and manufacturing differences between plants. ford is replacing these tires to prevent possible premature tire failure. vehicle description: the vehicles listed below may have been originally equipped with firestone wilderness at tires or may have had wilderness at tires installed during the firestone recall launched in august 2000. certain 1991 throught 2002 ford explorer certain 2001 throught 2002 explorer sport, and sport trac certain 1997 through 2002 mercury mountaineer certain 1991 through 2001 ranger certain 1999 through 2001 expedition certain 1991 through 1994, and 1997 model year f-series certain 1991 through 1994 bronco note: both original equipment and replacement tires are affected.
Consequence:
Should the tread separate at highway speeds, a vehicle crash could occur, possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
How to Fix:
The replacement/reimbursement program for this campaign expired on march 31, 2002. however, customers can contact ford at 1-877-917-3673 or go on-line to www.ford.com for possible assistance.
Recall Number: 00V231000 Recall Date: 08-17-2000 Affected Vehicles: 670,509
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary:
Vehicle description: light duty pickup trucks manufactured at the kansas city or norfolk assembly plants. the front fuel line assembly could have a hole rubbed through in one of two locations. the first location is below the fuel rail connection where the flexible hose is crimped to the steel tube. the bracket that attaches the front fuel line to the transmission could have been bent during assembly. the second location is at the rear steel tube section forward of the rear bracket. during installation the rear steel tubes of the front fuel line assembly could have been bent downward. in vehicles equipped with a manual 4xz4 transfer case shifter, the shifter linkage may contact the steel tubes as it is being shifted between 4h, 4l, 2l and neutral.
Consequence:
This condition could result in fuel leakage. fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect these lines and replace the front fuel line assembly if necessary. owner notification began october 27, 2000. 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.
Recall Number: 00V168000 Recall Date: 06-19-2000 Affected Vehicles: 20,637
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
"vehicle description: mini vans, light pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. off lease canadian vehicles equipped with daytime running lights which meet canadian requirements and not the photometric requirements of fmvss 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" according to ford, the vehicles were imported into the u.s. erroneously."
Consequence:
The light given off from the daytime running lights is brighter than allowed by u.s. standards.
How to Fix:
Dealers will be advised to deactivate the running light function and to complete any outstanding safety recalls on these vehicles.
Recall Number: 98V161000 Recall Date: 07-15-1998 Affected Vehicles: 202,000
Component:
Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly
Summary:
Vehicle description: light duty 4-wheel drive pickup trucks. if the vehicle is overloaded, the rear leaf springs can be overstressed. a fatigue fracture of the spring can occur. the center leaf of the spring can fracture at the forward edge of the spring seat and, in some cases, contact the fuel tank.
Consequence:
Fuel tank contact can damage the tank and result in fuel leakage. fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect the rear springs and install an additional clip on the forward end of the rear springs to prevent fuel tank contact in the event of a leaf fracture. any fractured springs will be replaced.
Recall Number: 98V161000 Recall Date: 07-15-1998 Affected Vehicles: 202,000
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary:
Vehicle description: light duty 4-wheel drive pickup trucks. if the vehicle is overloaded, the rear leaf springs can be overstressed. a fatigue fracture of the spring can occur. the center leaf of the spring can fracture at the forward edge of the spring seat and, in some cases, contact the fuel tank.
Consequence:
Fuel tank contact can damage the tank and result in fuel leakage. fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect the rear springs and install an additional clip on the forward end of the rear springs to prevent fuel tank contact in the event of a leaf fracture. any fractured springs will be replaced.
Recall Number: 98V095000 Recall Date: 05-13-1998 Affected Vehicles: 1,520,000
Component:
Wheels:lugs/nuts/bolts
Summary:
Vehicle description: multi-purpose vehicles and light duty pickup trucks. the lug nuts on these vehicles may not create sufficient clamp load allowing wheel movement in relation to the hub/rotor mounting surface.
Consequence:
This can result in the loosening of lug nuts, stud fatigue failure, and the potential for a wheel separation from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Owners of these vehicles will be receiving two notifications. the first notification, which began in may 1998, will provide an interim repair procedure until parts become available. this interim procedure can be completed by owners or their dealers. it specifies that the lug nut torque must be verified to be 100 lbs. then the lug nuts need to be tightened an additional 1/8 to 1/4 turn more. there will be a second owner notification, which is expected to begin july 20, 1998, under which dealers will inspect the wheel studs and replace the wheel lug nuts.
Recall Number: 98V007000 Recall Date: 01-21-1998 Affected Vehicles: 45,000
Component:
Vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal
Summary:
Vehicle description: light duty pickup trucks equipped with a 4.2l engine and originally sold or currently registered in one of the following states: alaska, montana, north dakota, minnesota, wisconsin, new york, vermont, new hampshire, maine, michigan, idaho, wyoming, south dakota, colorado, nebraska, kansas, iowa, missouri, illinois, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, and massachusetts. the throttle is unable to return to idle due to ice forming in the throttle body when the temperature ranges from -10 to -40 degrees fahrenheit.
Consequence:
Increased brake pedal efforts or some increase in stopping distance could result.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install a revised pcv system on these vehicles.
Recall Number: 97V171000 Recall Date: 10-07-1997 Affected Vehicles: 866,000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl)
Summary:
"vehicle description: light duty pickup trucks and multi-purpose passenger vehicles. if the automatic transmission shift cable assembly was not fully attached to the steering column bracket, the shift cable assembly can come out of the bracket. the vehicle operator would then not be able to shift the transmission from one of the drive gear positions into the park position even though the gear shift selector would indicate ""park."""
Consequence:
The condition would not allow a disengagement of the transmission from the park position or affect proper neutral start switch operation. unintended vehicle movement could occur if the parking brake was not set.
How to Fix:
Dealers will make the proper attachment of the transmission shift control cable to the steering column bracket and add a tie strap to that connection.
Recall Number: 97V147000 Recall Date: 09-09-1997 Affected Vehicles: 15,500
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary:
Vehicle description: light duty pickup trucks. the transmission bracket end fitting can separate from the shift cable assembly resulting in operator inability to shift the transmission from one of the drive gear positions into the park position.
Consequence:
This condition can result in unintended vehicle movement if the parking brake is not set.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install a new transmission shift control cable.
Recall Number: 96V256000 Recall Date: 12-27-1996 Affected Vehicles: 133,000
Component:
Seat belts:front:anchorage
Summary:
The seat elt anchorage attachments are missing or misinstalled on these vehicles.
Consequence:
A loose fastener can eventually detach and would not properly restrain an occupant in the event of a vehicle accident.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect and, as necessary, repair the seat belt anchorage attachments.
Recall Number: 96V251000 Recall Date: 12-18-1996 Affected Vehicles: 22,000
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary:
Vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the following states: alaska, montana, north dakota, minnesota, wisconsin, michigan (upper peninsula), new york, maine, vermont, and new hampshire. operation at highway speeds during extreme cold, northern climate winter conditions, can result in ice forming in the throttle body of the engine.
Consequence:
This ice can cause the throttle plate to remain in the highway cruising position after the accelerator is released or the speed control is deactivated. under such conditions, the vehicle stopping distances would be increased possibly resulting in an accident.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install a foam insulating sleeve on the line from the pcv to the hose fitting on the throttle plate.
Recall Number: 96V184000 Recall Date: 09-25-1996 Affected Vehicles: 1,200
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder
Summary:
The retainer clip that holds the master cylinder push rod to the brake pedal arm is missing.
Consequence:
A loss of service braking can occur increasing the risk of a vehicle accident.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect to verify that the retainer clips are installed and if clips are missing will install clips.
Recall Number: 96V161000 Recall Date: 08-29-1996 Affected Vehicles: 134,770
Component:
Equipment:other:labels
Summary:
"the certification labels on the involved vehicles has incorrect rear tire inflation pressure designations. this does not comply with fmvss no. 120, ""tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars."""
Consequence:
Incorrect inflation pressures could cause premature wear of the rear tires. .
How to Fix:
Owners will be provided with correct certification labels and instructions for installing these labels. dealers can install this label if the owner so desires.
Investigation Open: 05-04-2011 Investigation Closed: 08-19-2011
Component Description:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary Description:
Fuel tank strap failure due to corrosion
Summary Detail:
"one or both of the steel straps holding up the fuel tank and attaching it to the truck frame can corrode and fail (break or separate).if one strap fails, the tank may tilt and drop and possibly contact the road surface.if both straps break, the entire tank may drop to the road.if either failure occurs while the vehicle is being driven, contact with the road can abrade the tank and create a hole from which gasoline can spill.when the tank drops, it remains attached to the vehicle only by the fuel filler hose and/or supply lines, or in rare instances, by the skid plate, if present.in some cases the weight of the tank sufficiently strained the hoses and fittings and caused separation and subsequent fuel leaks from those connections.the fire hazard created by leaking gasoline is increased by the possible presence of sparks created by the metal tank being dragged along the road.corrosion of the straps appears to be caused by prolonged exposure to road deicers, frequently road salt, used to treat snow or ice covered roads.states in which large quantities of deicers are applied to roads during the winter season (""salt belt states"") account for the predominant portion of strap failures.vehicles in these salt belt states are prone to experience corrosion related failures more frequently and earlier in a vehicle’s life cycle.ford reports approximately 97 percent of reports it received relating to strap failure involve vehicles that were operated in these high corrosion areas, and 95 percent of the reports to nhtsa involved such vehicles.approximately one-third of f-150 u.s. production was sold in salt belt states.odi has included in the above counts reports it has received from consumers and reports it has received from ford in which either the complaint involved confirmed strap corrosion or odi's assessment of available information suggests corrosion caused the reported problem.among the incidents reported to nhtsa, 441 involved one or both straps failing due to corrosion, 353 involved the fuel tank dropping and/or dragging on the ground, and 180 involved fuel leakage.odi has received four reports of strap failure in which the leaking fuel ignited but self-extinguished, and one incident in which fire destroyed the vehicle and injured its driver.ford reported the same injury incident and three other unique fire incidents, including two in which the leaking fuel ignited and fire destroyed the vehicle.there were no injuries associated with the three unique ford incidents.ford has agreed to conduct a recall to repair the subject vehicles.the recall will cover vehicles that were originally sold or are currently registered in salt belt states (regardless of vehicle age).the vehiclesincluded in the recall are those subject vehicles that are, or have ever been, registered in connecticut, delaware, iowa, illinois, indiana, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, or the district of columbia.ford's recall action appears to adequately address the problem at this time.the above vehicle population (1,340,349) includes subject vehicles originally delivered or sold in salt belt states.odi does not know the current or historical locations of all subject vehicles.according to ford approximately 73% of the recall population is currently registered (a 27% attrition rate).ford is also recalling certain my 1997-1999 f-250 vehicles (under 8,500 gvwr), and my2002-2003 lincoln blackwood vehicles for the same condition, resulting in an estimated 1.1 million total vehicles covered by the recall (see safety recall 11v-385 for further details). "
Investigation Open: 05-04-2011 Investigation Closed: 08-19-2011
Component Description:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting
Summary Description:
Fuel tank strap failure due to corrosion
Summary Detail:
"one or both of the steel straps holding up the fuel tank and attaching it to the truck frame can corrode and fail (break or separate).if one strap fails, the tank may tilt and drop and possibly contact the road surface.if both straps break, the entire tank may drop to the road.if either failure occurs while the vehicle is being driven, contact with the road can abrade the tank and create a hole from which gasoline can spill.when the tank drops, it remains attached to the vehicle only by the fuel filler hose and/or supply lines, or in rare instances, by the skid plate, if present.in some cases the weight of the tank sufficiently strained the hoses and fittings and caused separation and subsequent fuel leaks from those connections.the fire hazard created by leaking gasoline is increased by the possible presence of sparks created by the metal tank being dragged along the road.corrosion of the straps appears to be caused by prolonged exposure to road deicers, frequently road salt, used to treat snow or ice covered roads.states in which large quantities of deicers are applied to roads during the winter season (""salt belt states"") account for the predominant portion of strap failures.vehicles in these salt belt states are prone to experience corrosion related failures more frequently and earlier in a vehicle’s life cycle.ford reports approximately 97 percent of reports it received relating to strap failure involve vehicles that were operated in these high corrosion areas, and 95 percent of the reports to nhtsa involved such vehicles.approximately one-third of f-150 u.s. production was sold in salt belt states.odi has included in the above counts reports it has received from consumers and reports it has received from ford in which either the complaint involved confirmed strap corrosion or odi's assessment of available information suggests corrosion caused the reported problem.among the incidents reported to nhtsa, 441 involved one or both straps failing due to corrosion, 353 involved the fuel tank dropping and/or dragging on the ground, and 180 involved fuel leakage.odi has received four reports of strap failure in which the leaking fuel ignited but self-extinguished, and one incident in which fire destroyed the vehicle and injured its driver.ford reported the same injury incident and three other unique fire incidents, including two in which the leaking fuel ignited and fire destroyed the vehicle.there were no injuries associated with the three unique ford incidents.ford has agreed to conduct a recall to repair the subject vehicles.the recall will cover vehicles that were originally sold or are currently registered in salt belt states (regardless of vehicle age).the vehiclesincluded in the recall are those subject vehicles that are, or have ever been, registered in connecticut, delaware, iowa, illinois, indiana, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, or the district of columbia.ford's recall action appears to adequately address the problem at this time.the above vehicle population (1,340,349) includes subject vehicles originally delivered or sold in salt belt states.odi does not know the current or historical locations of all subject vehicles.according to ford approximately 73% of the recall population is currently registered (a 27% attrition rate).ford is also recalling certain my 1997-1999 f-250 vehicles (under 8,500 gvwr), and my2002-2003 lincoln blackwood vehicles for the same condition, resulting in an estimated 1.1 million total vehicles covered by the recall (see safety recall 11v-385 for further details). "
Investigation Open: 05-04-2011 Investigation Closed: 08-19-2011
Component Description:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly
Summary Description:
Fuel tank strap failure due to corrosion
Summary Detail:
"one or both of the steel straps holding up the fuel tank and attaching it to the truck frame can corrode and fail (break or separate).if one strap fails, the tank may tilt and drop and possibly contact the road surface.if both straps break, the entire tank may drop to the road.if either failure occurs while the vehicle is being driven, contact with the road can abrade the tank and create a hole from which gasoline can spill.when the tank drops, it remains attached to the vehicle only by the fuel filler hose and/or supply lines, or in rare instances, by the skid plate, if present.in some cases the weight of the tank sufficiently strained the hoses and fittings and caused separation and subsequent fuel leaks from those connections.the fire hazard created by leaking gasoline is increased by the possible presence of sparks created by the metal tank being dragged along the road.corrosion of the straps appears to be caused by prolonged exposure to road deicers, frequently road salt, used to treat snow or ice covered roads.states in which large quantities of deicers are applied to roads during the winter season (""salt belt states"") account for the predominant portion of strap failures.vehicles in these salt belt states are prone to experience corrosion related failures more frequently and earlier in a vehicle’s life cycle.ford reports approximately 97 percent of reports it received relating to strap failure involve vehicles that were operated in these high corrosion areas, and 95 percent of the reports to nhtsa involved such vehicles.approximately one-third of f-150 u.s. production was sold in salt belt states.odi has included in the above counts reports it has received from consumers and reports it has received from ford in which either the complaint involved confirmed strap corrosion or odi's assessment of available information suggests corrosion caused the reported problem.among the incidents reported to nhtsa, 441 involved one or both straps failing due to corrosion, 353 involved the fuel tank dropping and/or dragging on the ground, and 180 involved fuel leakage.odi has received four reports of strap failure in which the leaking fuel ignited but self-extinguished, and one incident in which fire destroyed the vehicle and injured its driver.ford reported the same injury incident and three other unique fire incidents, including two in which the leaking fuel ignited and fire destroyed the vehicle.there were no injuries associated with the three unique ford incidents.ford has agreed to conduct a recall to repair the subject vehicles.the recall will cover vehicles that were originally sold or are currently registered in salt belt states (regardless of vehicle age).the vehiclesincluded in the recall are those subject vehicles that are, or have ever been, registered in connecticut, delaware, iowa, illinois, indiana, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, or the district of columbia.ford's recall action appears to adequately address the problem at this time.the above vehicle population (1,340,349) includes subject vehicles originally delivered or sold in salt belt states.odi does not know the current or historical locations of all subject vehicles.according to ford approximately 73% of the recall population is currently registered (a 27% attrition rate).ford is also recalling certain my 1997-1999 f-250 vehicles (under 8,500 gvwr), and my2002-2003 lincoln blackwood vehicles for the same condition, resulting in an estimated 1.1 million total vehicles covered by the recall (see safety recall 11v-385 for further details). "
Investigation Open: 05-04-2011 Investigation Closed: 08-19-2011
Component Description:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:mounting
Summary Description:
Fuel tank strap failure due to corrosion
Summary Detail:
"one or both of the steel straps holding up the fuel tank and attaching it to the truck frame can corrode and fail (break or separate).if one strap fails, the tank may tilt and drop and possibly contact the road surface.if both straps break, the entire tank may drop to the road.if either failure occurs while the vehicle is being driven, contact with the road can abrade the tank and create a hole from which gasoline can spill.when the tank drops, it remains attached to the vehicle only by the fuel filler hose and/or supply lines, or in rare instances, by the skid plate, if present.in some cases the weight of the tank sufficiently strained the hoses and fittings and caused separation and subsequent fuel leaks from those connections.the fire hazard created by leaking gasoline is increased by the possible presence of sparks created by the metal tank being dragged along the road.corrosion of the straps appears to be caused by prolonged exposure to road deicers, frequently road salt, used to treat snow or ice covered roads.states in which large quantities of deicers are applied to roads during the winter season (""salt belt states"") account for the predominant portion of strap failures.vehicles in these salt belt states are prone to experience corrosion related failures more frequently and earlier in a vehicle’s life cycle.ford reports approximately 97 percent of reports it received relating to strap failure involve vehicles that were operated in these high corrosion areas, and 95 percent of the reports to nhtsa involved such vehicles.approximately one-third of f-150 u.s. production was sold in salt belt states.odi has included in the above counts reports it has received from consumers and reports it has received from ford in which either the complaint involved confirmed strap corrosion or odi's assessment of available information suggests corrosion caused the reported problem.among the incidents reported to nhtsa, 441 involved one or both straps failing due to corrosion, 353 involved the fuel tank dropping and/or dragging on the ground, and 180 involved fuel leakage.odi has received four reports of strap failure in which the leaking fuel ignited but self-extinguished, and one incident in which fire destroyed the vehicle and injured its driver.ford reported the same injury incident and three other unique fire incidents, including two in which the leaking fuel ignited and fire destroyed the vehicle.there were no injuries associated with the three unique ford incidents.ford has agreed to conduct a recall to repair the subject vehicles.the recall will cover vehicles that were originally sold or are currently registered in salt belt states (regardless of vehicle age).the vehiclesincluded in the recall are those subject vehicles that are, or have ever been, registered in connecticut, delaware, iowa, illinois, indiana, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, or the district of columbia.ford's recall action appears to adequately address the problem at this time.the above vehicle population (1,340,349) includes subject vehicles originally delivered or sold in salt belt states.odi does not know the current or historical locations of all subject vehicles.according to ford approximately 73% of the recall population is currently registered (a 27% attrition rate).ford is also recalling certain my 1997-1999 f-250 vehicles (under 8,500 gvwr), and my2002-2003 lincoln blackwood vehicles for the same condition, resulting in an estimated 1.1 million total vehicles covered by the recall (see safety recall 11v-385 for further details). "
Investigation Open: 09-07-2010 Investigation Closed: 05-23-2011
Component Description:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary Description:
Fuel tank strap corrosion/rust
Summary Detail:
One or both of the steel straps holding up the fuel tank and attaching it to the truck frame can corrode and break.if one strap breaks, the tank may tilt and drop and possibly contact the road surface.if both straps break, the entire tank may drop to the road.if either failure occurs while the vehicle is being driven, contact with the road can abrade the tank and create a hole from which gasoline can spill.when the tank drops, it remains attached to the vehicle only by the fuel filler hose and/or supply lines, or in rare instances, by the skid plate, if present.this raises the possibility that the weight of the dropped tank could sufficiently strain the hoses and fittings to cause separation and fuel leaks between those components.the fire hazard created by the leaking gasoline is increased by the possible presence of sparks created by the metal tank being dragged along the road.the sparks could ignite the escaped fuel.odi has included in its incident counts reports it has received from consumers and reports provided by ford in which either the complaint involved confirmed strap corrosion or odi's investigation yielded information that strongly suggests the subject defect as the cause of the reported problem.among the incidents reported to nhtsa or ford, 243 involved the fuel tank dropping below the vehicle and/or dragging on the ground, 95 involved fuel leakage, and nine included reports of sparks from the tank being dragged on the road.odi has received one report of strap failure in which the leaking fuel ignited but self-extinguished.ford reported another incident in which the leaking fuel ignited and the resultant fire destroyed the vehicle.there have been no injuries associated with these incidents.odi has received reports of corrosion induced tank strap failures with other model year f-150 vehicles.odi is upgrading this investigation to further investigate the frequency, severity and scope of this problem.
Investigation Open: 09-07-2010 Investigation Closed: 05-23-2011
Component Description:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting
Summary Description:
Fuel tank strap corrosion/rust
Summary Detail:
One or both of the steel straps holding up the fuel tank and attaching it to the truck frame can corrode and break.if one strap breaks, the tank may tilt and drop and possibly contact the road surface.if both straps break, the entire tank may drop to the road.if either failure occurs while the vehicle is being driven, contact with the road can abrade the tank and create a hole from which gasoline can spill.when the tank drops, it remains attached to the vehicle only by the fuel filler hose and/or supply lines, or in rare instances, by the skid plate, if present.this raises the possibility that the weight of the dropped tank could sufficiently strain the hoses and fittings to cause separation and fuel leaks between those components.the fire hazard created by the leaking gasoline is increased by the possible presence of sparks created by the metal tank being dragged along the road.the sparks could ignite the escaped fuel.odi has included in its incident counts reports it has received from consumers and reports provided by ford in which either the complaint involved confirmed strap corrosion or odi's investigation yielded information that strongly suggests the subject defect as the cause of the reported problem.among the incidents reported to nhtsa or ford, 243 involved the fuel tank dropping below the vehicle and/or dragging on the ground, 95 involved fuel leakage, and nine included reports of sparks from the tank being dragged on the road.odi has received one report of strap failure in which the leaking fuel ignited but self-extinguished.ford reported another incident in which the leaking fuel ignited and the resultant fire destroyed the vehicle.there have been no injuries associated with these incidents.odi has received reports of corrosion induced tank strap failures with other model year f-150 vehicles.odi is upgrading this investigation to further investigate the frequency, severity and scope of this problem.
Investigation Open: 09-07-2010 Investigation Closed: 05-23-2011
Component Description:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly
Summary Description:
Fuel tank strap corrosion/rust
Summary Detail:
One or both of the steel straps holding up the fuel tank and attaching it to the truck frame can corrode and break.if one strap breaks, the tank may tilt and drop and possibly contact the road surface.if both straps break, the entire tank may drop to the road.if either failure occurs while the vehicle is being driven, contact with the road can abrade the tank and create a hole from which gasoline can spill.when the tank drops, it remains attached to the vehicle only by the fuel filler hose and/or supply lines, or in rare instances, by the skid plate, if present.this raises the possibility that the weight of the dropped tank could sufficiently strain the hoses and fittings to cause separation and fuel leaks between those components.the fire hazard created by the leaking gasoline is increased by the possible presence of sparks created by the metal tank being dragged along the road.the sparks could ignite the escaped fuel.odi has included in its incident counts reports it has received from consumers and reports provided by ford in which either the complaint involved confirmed strap corrosion or odi's investigation yielded information that strongly suggests the subject defect as the cause of the reported problem.among the incidents reported to nhtsa or ford, 243 involved the fuel tank dropping below the vehicle and/or dragging on the ground, 95 involved fuel leakage, and nine included reports of sparks from the tank being dragged on the road.odi has received one report of strap failure in which the leaking fuel ignited but self-extinguished.ford reported another incident in which the leaking fuel ignited and the resultant fire destroyed the vehicle.there have been no injuries associated with these incidents.odi has received reports of corrosion induced tank strap failures with other model year f-150 vehicles.odi is upgrading this investigation to further investigate the frequency, severity and scope of this problem.
Investigation Open: 09-07-2010 Investigation Closed: 05-23-2011
Component Description:
Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:mounting
Summary Description:
Fuel tank strap corrosion/rust
Summary Detail:
One or both of the steel straps holding up the fuel tank and attaching it to the truck frame can corrode and break.if one strap breaks, the tank may tilt and drop and possibly contact the road surface.if both straps break, the entire tank may drop to the road.if either failure occurs while the vehicle is being driven, contact with the road can abrade the tank and create a hole from which gasoline can spill.when the tank drops, it remains attached to the vehicle only by the fuel filler hose and/or supply lines, or in rare instances, by the skid plate, if present.this raises the possibility that the weight of the dropped tank could sufficiently strain the hoses and fittings to cause separation and fuel leaks between those components.the fire hazard created by the leaking gasoline is increased by the possible presence of sparks created by the metal tank being dragged along the road.the sparks could ignite the escaped fuel.odi has included in its incident counts reports it has received from consumers and reports provided by ford in which either the complaint involved confirmed strap corrosion or odi's investigation yielded information that strongly suggests the subject defect as the cause of the reported problem.among the incidents reported to nhtsa or ford, 243 involved the fuel tank dropping below the vehicle and/or dragging on the ground, 95 involved fuel leakage, and nine included reports of sparks from the tank being dragged on the road.odi has received one report of strap failure in which the leaking fuel ignited but self-extinguished.ford reported another incident in which the leaking fuel ignited and the resultant fire destroyed the vehicle.there have been no injuries associated with these incidents.odi has received reports of corrosion induced tank strap failures with other model year f-150 vehicles.odi is upgrading this investigation to further investigate the frequency, severity and scope of this problem.
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: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 03-22-2005 Investigation Closed: 08-02-2006
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Ea05-005 is closed with ford¿s actions in recalls 05v-017, 05v-388, and 06v-286, recalling approximately 6.7 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).the brake systems in these recalled vehicles generate a vacuum that can potentially cause the scds to fail and, in certain switch installation orientations, catch fire.ford is also including the entire population of 1998 explorers.ford has informed odi that testing to determine the cause of failures in the 1998 explorers will continue after this investigation is closed.odi believes that the vehicles exhibiting the factors causing scds failure described in this report correlate well with the observed failure rates on these vehicles by model and model year.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the non-recalled vehicles manufactured with scds that are not included in ford¿s recalls.odi will continue to monitor the non-recalled population for incidence of engine compartment fires.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for details.
Investigation Open: 02-06-2002 Investigation Closed: 05-29-2003
Component Description:
Steering
Summary Description:
Steering shaft separation
Summary Detail:
See attached summary for technical details
Investigation Open: 09-17-2001 Investigation Closed: 02-06-2002
Component Description:
Steering
Summary Description:
Steering column
Summary Detail:
Investigation Open: 11-13-1998 Investigation Closed: 11-30--0001
Component Description:
Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly
Summary Description:
Rear suspension spring breakage
Summary Detail:
In july 1998, ford submitted a part 573 notification to nhtsa concerning broken rear springs on certain 1997-98 ford f150 trucks, with four-wheel drive.ford stated that fatigue fracture of the rear springs may occur if the spring are over stresses(sic) by vehicle overloading.the broken piece of the spring leaf may splay inward, damaging the fuel tank and causing fuel leakage.ford also stated that a broken spring would cause vehicle sag and loss in load carring capability.ford had 43 reports of fuel tank damage.ford will install a clip on the forward end (only) of the rear springs to prevent fuel tank contact in the event of a leaf fracture.only broken springs will be replaced.odi has received three reports of broken rear springs on 1997-98 f150 trucks;two of them have two-wheel drive.a tire puncture occurred on a four-wheel drive truck in which the broken middle spring leaf splayed outward at the rear of the spring assembly.eight other reports describe rear springs that have moved out of position or became loose; three of these reported some loss of vehicle control.closing note: while there isn't any strong evidence that the rear springs are only breaking under conditions of overload and severe use, the recall remedy to prevent fuel tank damage may be adequate and there is not a significant spring failure rate outside the recall population.thi rq should be closed, subject to future failure occurances.
Investigation Open: 08-31-1998 Investigation Closed: 09-30-1999
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:linkages
Summary Description:
Alleged loss of throttle control
Summary Detail:
The details of information and data evaluated during this investigation are stated in the engineering analysis closing report, dated september 30, 1999.a safety-related defect trend resulting from interference by the floor mat with proper operation of the throttle in the subject vehicles was not identified during the course of the ea, and the invrestigation has been closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding that no safety-related defect exists.the agency will continue to monitor future complaints on this issue to identify any increasing trend of occurrence, and reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
Investigation Open: 04-21-1998 Investigation Closed: 07-21-1998
Component Description:
Steering
Summary Description:
Tie rod end failures
Summary Detail:
There is no summary currently available
Investigation Open: 04-01-1998 Investigation Closed: 08-31-1998
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control:linkages
Summary Description:
Loss of throttle control
Summary Detail:
There is no summary currently available
Investigation Open: 03-13-1998 Investigation Closed: 08-27-1998
Component Description:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary Description:
Automatic transmission control
Summary Detail:
"on september 4, 1997, ford filed a defect information report concerning approximately 15,000 1997 model year f-150 trucks, manufactured from february 16 through march 4, 1996, and built at the norfolk or kansas city assembly plants.these vehicles could have incorrectly manufactured automatic transmission control cables installed which can result in a separation of the cable end fitting from the cable conduit at the transmission end of the cable.if the transmisssion end fitting were to separate from the shift cable assembly, theoperator would not be able to shift the transmission from one of the drive gear positions into the park position even though the gear shift selector would indicate ""park.""odi has received 6 reports alleging transmission fault shifting resulting in 3 crashes.the reported vehicles were identified as follows:three were manuactured outside of the recall build dates; two were within the scope of the recall and the remaining vehicle was unknown due to missing vin.the purpose of this investigation is to examine the scope of recall 97v-147, in particular, the basis for limiting the recall to those built within a specific time period and whether the cable is used on other ford vehicles. "
Investigation Open: 03-06-1998 Investigation Closed: 05-22-2000
Component Description:
Vehicle speed control
Summary Description:
Ice formation in the throttle body
Summary Detail:
There is no summary currently available
Investigation Open: 02-13-1998 Investigation Closed: 06-30-1998
Component Description:
Suspension
Summary Description:
Independent front suspension torsion bar
Summary Detail:
Three consumers have reported failure of one of the two front suspension torsion bars in the subject vehicles.in one case the failure occurred while the vehicle was in operation, and the vehicles were parked when the other two failures occurred.no crashes have been reported.torsion bar failures are considered to be fairly uncommon and in each of the reported cases, the failures occurred at relatively low mileages.the failures are also reported to have occurred in a common location, approximately six inches from the control arm.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to evaluate the scope and potential safety related consequences of these failures.
Investigation Open: 12-24-1997 Investigation Closed: 05-29-1998
Component Description:
Wheels
Summary Description:
Wheel separation
Summary Detail:
By letter dated may 6, 1998, the manufacturer advised nhtsa of its decision to initiate a safety recall of approximately 1,520,000 of the subject vehicles, including f-250 light duty trucks, and navigator vehicles built at the norfolk, michigan truck, kansas city, and ontario truck assembly plants between december 1, 1995 and mid-april 1998.nhtsa has designated this recall action as campaign number 98v-095.
Investigation Open: 07-14-1997 Investigation Closed: 12-24-1997
Component Description:
Wheels
Summary Description:
Wheel separation from vehicle
Summary Detail:
"in addition to the a failure report tabulations given above, the manufacturer reported that an additional 33 owner and field reports have been filed which refer to problems (lug not torque loss, lug bolt fracture) that did not involve actual wheel separation, but which may be potentially relevant events.the manufacturer also reported that a total of 815 warranty claims have been filed for repairs potentially related to the matter by purchasing the vehicles back from owners as a ""goodwill"" measure.the wheel separations cited in this pe include many which occurred with the vehicle being driven; in these cases some property damage to the vehicle itself almost always resulted from collapse of the suspension .the crash incidents cited in the tabulations above are limited to those incidents in which damage was also sustained by a second vehicle or a fixed object.there are indications that problems of lug not torque retention had been experienced during vehicle final assembly, and failure analyses indicate that lug nut torque loss could result in fatigue failure of the lug bolts. there are also indications that under certain conditions, the lug nuts may be unusually susceptible to over-torquing, resulting in plastic deformation of the lug bolts which in turn, could lead to fatigue failure.due to the open issues and question raised by the pe, this matter has been upgraded to an engineering analysis."
Investigation Open: 05-06-1997 Investigation Closed: 09-16-1997
Component Description:
Power train
Summary Description:
Failure transmission park engagement/loc
Summary Detail:
By letter dated september 4, 1997, the manufacturer advised nhtsa that a safety-related recall action would be initiated to correct a potential failure of the transmission shift cable in approximately 15,000 of the subject vehicles.the suspect cables were supplied to ford by teleflex automotive and installed in the subject f-150 trucks built at ford's norforlk and kansas city assembly plants between february 16, 1996 and march 4, 1996.a copy of the ford's letter to nhtsa regarding this recall action is attached.based on the pending safety recall (97v-147), this preliminary evaluation has been closed.
Investigation Open: 05-06-1997 Investigation Closed: 09-16-1997
Component Description:
Power train
Summary Description:
Failure transmission park engagement/loc
Summary Detail:
By letter dated september 4, 1997, the manufacturer advised nhtsa that a safety-related recall action would be initiated to correct a potential failure of the transmission shift cable in approximately 15,000 of the subject vehicles.the suspect cables were supplied to ford by teleflex automotive and installed in the subject f-150 trucks built at ford's norforlk and kansas city assembly plants between february 16, 1996 and march 4, 1996.a copy of the ford's letter to nhtsa regarding this recall action is attached.based on the pending safety recall (97v-147), this preliminary evaluation has been closed.
Investigation Open: 08-30-1996 Investigation Closed: 12-24-1996
Component Description:
Seat belts:front:anchorage
Summary Description:
Seat belt anchorage separation
Summary Detail:
Ford notified odi that they are conducting a recall to inspect and, as necessary, repair the seat belt anchorage attachments on 1997 ford f150 vehicles built from the beginning of production through april of 1996.odi's database contains one complaint alleging the center front seat belt anchorage was not bolted to the floor.ford has located 60 additional field reports and warranty claims that appear to be the result of improper assembly of or missing seat belt components on vehicles built at both the kansas city and norfolk assembly plants.complaints allege that a seat belt was not bolted to the floor, not attached, not hooked up, or the owner complained that the seat belt was loose.the causes have included a missing bolt, missing nut, bolt hole not threaded, weld nut missing, or bolt not completely tightened into its mounting hole.the alleged conditions have occurred in all potential seating positions in the front and rear seats in both the regular and super cab models.ford's analysis of their complaints indicate that this situation occurred predominantly in vehicles built from august 14, 1995 through april 30 1996.in late april, in response to the field reprots and warranty claims, ford retained line operators, line supervisors, and plant repair personnel.owners of vehicles built within this time period will be notified of the condition and instructed to return their vehicles to dealers for inspection of and, as necessary, repair of seat belt anchorage attachments.this engineering analysis is closed.recall 96v-256
Investigation Open: 04-18-1996 Investigation Closed: 08-30-1996
Component Description:
Seat belts:front:anchorage
Summary Description:
Seat belt anchorage separation
Summary Detail:
"odi's database contains one complaint alleging the center front seat belt anchorage was not bolted to the floor.ford submitted 28 additional field reports and warrant claims alleging that a seat belt was not bolted to the floor, not attached, not hooked up, or the owner complainted that the seat belt was loose.the causes have included a missing bolt, missing nut, bolt hole not threaded, weld nut missing, or bolt not completely tightened into mounting hole.ford states that factors that may have caused the non-attachment of the seat belt anchorage include ""improper assembly of or missing components.""ford has made no modifications or changes to the installation procedures of the seat belts at the factory. however, ford states that the manufacturing plant ""has added a redundant inspection for this alleged condition.""over 95% of the vehicles involved were built on or before may 1, 1996 and over 80% of the vehicles involved were built between january and march or 1996.the alleged conditions have occurred in all potential seating positions in the front and rear seats in both the regular and super cab models.ford believes that there is ""no indication of a pattern with regard to any particular belt location.""odi is upgradig this investigation to obtain additional information about the reports gathered to date and to assess the impact that the alleged defect has on highway safety."
Bulletin Number: TSB-14-0164 Bulletin Date: 09-09-2014
Component:
071100 fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Ford/lincoln: safety recall regarding high corrosion areas for operating, for an extended time, vehicles where both or one strap of fuel tank can fracture, after contacting ground. model 1997-99 f250 ld, 1997-03 f150, 2004 f150 heritage,
Bulletin Number: TSB-14-0164 Bulletin Date: 09-09-2014
Component:
350000 equipment
Summary
Ford/lincoln: safety recall regarding high corrosion areas for operating, for an extended time, vehicles where both or one strap of fuel tank can fracture, after contacting ground. model 1997-99 f250 ld, 1997-03 f150, 2004 f150 heritage,
Bulletin Number: TSB-14-0147 Bulletin Date: 08-11-2014
Component:
071100 fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Ford/lincoln: safety recall issued due to one or both fuel tank straps fracturing due to being in high corrosion areas for an extended period and dislodging fuel tank. model 1997-99 f250, 1997-03 f150, 2004 f150 heritage, 2002-2003 blackw
Bulletin Number: TSB-14-0147 Bulletin Date: 08-11-2014
Component:
071120 fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting
Summary
Ford/lincoln: safety recall issued due to one or both fuel tank straps fracturing due to being in high corrosion areas for an extended period and dislodging fuel tank. model 1997-99 f250, 1997-03 f150, 2004 f150 heritage, 2002-2003 blackw
Bulletin Number: TSB-14-0147 Bulletin Date: 08-11-2014
Component:
091120 fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:mounting
Summary
Ford/lincoln: safety recall issued due to one or both fuel tank straps fracturing due to being in high corrosion areas for an extended period and dislodging fuel tank. model 1997-99 f250, 1997-03 f150, 2004 f150 heritage, 2002-2003 blackw
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: 41601 Bulletin Date: 11-14-2005
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary
Wds cop kit diagnostic tip - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - engine misfire or rough running. *tt
Bulletin Number: 41601 Bulletin Date: 11-14-2005
Component:
060000 engine and engine cooling
Summary
Wds cop kit diagnostic tip - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - engine misfire or rough running. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5618 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle noise repair. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5618 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle noise repair. *tt
Bulletin Number: 554 Bulletin Date: 03-21-2005
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe
Summary
Use of stainless steel exhaust studs in service for 5.4l 2v engine. *tt
Bulletin Number: 554 Bulletin Date: 03-21-2005
Component:
063200 engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe
Summary
Use of stainless steel exhaust studs in service for 5.4l 2v engine. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5417 Bulletin Date: 03-07-2005
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:gas recirculation valve (egr valve)
Summary
Intermittent rough idle - non-commanded egr (exhaust gas recirculation valve) flow. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5417 Bulletin Date: 03-07-2005
Component:
063130 engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:gas recirculation valve (egr valve)
Summary
Intermittent rough idle - non-commanded egr (exhaust gas recirculation valve) flow. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18466 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2005
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Axle whine howl. this includes 1997-05 ford vehicles. *eh
Bulletin Number: 18466 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2005
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Axle whine howl. this includes 1997-05 ford vehicles. *eh
Bulletin Number: 4266 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
Power train:driveline
Summary
A driveline clunk or bump when starting from a stop. *tt
Bulletin Number: 50618 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
Suspension:rear
Summary
Rear axle noise repair. *sc
Bulletin Number: 4266 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
105000 power train:driveline
Summary
A driveline clunk or bump when starting from a stop. *tt
Bulletin Number: 50618 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
022000 suspension:rear
Summary
Rear axle noise repair. *sc
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: 4217 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2004
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
General power train control module (pcm) programming procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4217 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2004
Component:
103100 power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
General power train control module (pcm) programming procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 04L19 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2004
Component:
Steering:linkages:tie rod assembly
Summary
Customer maintenance reminder - literature program 04l19 - tie rod inspection procedure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 04L19 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2004
Component:
017500 steering:linkages:tie rod assembly
Summary
Customer maintenance reminder - literature program 04l19 - tie rod inspection procedure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 31404 Bulletin Date: 08-23-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine misfire or running - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - wds cop kit diagnostic tips. to include various 2005 models. * ar this article 04161 supersedes tsb 03-14-04.
Bulletin Number: 31404 Bulletin Date: 08-23-2004
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine misfire or running - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - wds cop kit diagnostic tips. to include various 2005 models. * ar this article 04161 supersedes tsb 03-14-04.
Bulletin Number: 17777 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2004
Component:
Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly
Summary
Rear leaf spring noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17823 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2004
Component:
Steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections
Summary
Power steering leak - service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17777 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2004
Component:
022140 suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly
Summary
Rear leaf spring noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17823 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2004
Component:
015200 steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections
Summary
Power steering leak - service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17731 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2004
Component:
Steering:hydraulic power assist system
Summary
Whine from power steering. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17731 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2004
Component:
015000 steering:hydraulic power assist system
Summary
Whine from power steering. *tt
Bulletin Number: 457 Bulletin Date: 03-22-2004
Component:
Visibility
Summary
Pop/thump noise at end of window movement and/or driver's window bounce back and reverse to mid-position. *tt
Bulletin Number: 457 Bulletin Date: 03-22-2004
Component:
130000 visibility
Summary
Pop/thump noise at end of window movement and/or driver's window bounce back and reverse to mid-position. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17448 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Remote oil filter adaptor replacement - new service part. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17448 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2003
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Remote oil filter adaptor replacement - new service part. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17320 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe
Summary
Broken exhaust manifold studs. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17320 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
063200 engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe
Summary
Broken exhaust manifold studs. *tt
Bulletin Number: 32125 Bulletin Date: 10-30-2003
Component:
Electrical system:wiring
Summary
Aftermarket wiring alterations - service tip. *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: 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: 31513 Bulletin Date: 08-04-2003
Component:
Steering:linkages:tie rod assembly
Summary
Tie rod end inspection procedure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3144 Bulletin Date: 07-21-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine misfire or rough running condition with coil on plug (cop) ignition systems may be more accurately diagnosed using the optional worldwide diagnostic system (wds) coil on plug (cop) kit. 2003 super duty f series included. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3148 Bulletin Date: 07-21-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included. *tt
Bulletin Number: 16969 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2003
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary
Damaged rear license plate lamps due to rocks and/or gravel hitting the lamp assemblies. *tt
Bulletin Number: 16928 Bulletin Date: 06-01-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Various intermittent electrical concerns including but not limited to some accessories remaining powered up with the key out of the ignition, multiple system warning lights with short to power or low battery voltage diagnostic trouble codes
Bulletin Number: 3102 Bulletin Date: 05-26-2003
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline
Summary
Compressed natural gas (cng). rough idle or no start when cold. vehicles equipped with cng bi-fuel engine only. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3103 Bulletin Date: 05-26-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Vehicles without the coolant lock-off may exhibit a no start condition. *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: 399 Bulletin Date: 05-12-2003
Component:
Steering
Summary
Tie rod end inspection procedure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 16835 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2003
Component:
Latches/locks/linkages:tailgate:latch
Summary
Tailgate locking by itself when slammed shut or when the vehicle is being driven over rough roads. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3610 Bulletin Date: 03-31-2003
Component:
Steering:linkages:tie rod assembly
Summary
Tie rod end inspection procedure. canada vehicles only. *tt *jb
Bulletin Number: 342 Bulletin Date: 03-03-2003
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Possible fuel leak may occur at the fuel fill valve, on some dedicated cng vehicles. *tt *jb
Bulletin Number: 324 Bulletin Date: 02-04-2003
Component:
Visibility:power window devices and controls
Summary
Driver's side door glass that binds when operated. *tt
Bulletin Number: 16602 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2003
Component:
Latches/locks/linkages:tailgate:latch
Summary
Locking tailgate locks itself. *tt
Bulletin Number: 16605 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2003
Component:
Steering
Summary
Reduced power steering assist and/or power steering leaks when driven in temperatures equal to or less than -25 degrees celcius. *tt
Bulletin Number: 30402 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2003
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
On some dedicated cng vehicles, a possible fuel leak may occur at the fuel fill valve. revised service parts. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2221 Bulletin Date: 11-11-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine-gear driven synchronizers-incorrect installation-camshaft position synchronizer (cmp) installation tool correct application. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2221 Bulletin Date: 11-11-2002
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine-gear driven synchronizers-incorrect installation-camshaft position synchronizer (cmp) installation tool correct application. *mj
Bulletin Number: 16416 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
No/hard start in cold ambients / new two-piece block heater cord released. *mj
Bulletin Number: 16416 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2002
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
No/hard start in cold ambients / new two-piece block heater cord released. *mj
Bulletin Number: 870197 Bulletin Date: 10-22-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Incorrectly installed gear driven camshaft position (cmp) sensor synchronizer assemblies causing surge, lost of power, malfunction indicator lamp on and diagnostic trouble codes p1336, p1309 and p0340. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2193 Bulletin Date: 09-30-2002
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system
Summary
Driveability-idle-high idle speeds-throttle sticks after steady state driving in extreme cold ambient temperatures-vehicles built through 12/31/01 equipped with 4.6l engine. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2193 Bulletin Date: 09-30-2002
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Driveability-idle-high idle speeds-throttle sticks after steady state driving in extreme cold ambient temperatures-vehicles built through 12/31/01 equipped with 4.6l engine. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2193 Bulletin Date: 09-30-2002
Component:
073000 fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system
Summary
Driveability-idle-high idle speeds-throttle sticks after steady state driving in extreme cold ambient temperatures-vehicles built through 12/31/01 equipped with 4.6l engine. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2193 Bulletin Date: 09-30-2002
Component:
180000 vehicle speed control
Summary
Driveability-idle-high idle speeds-throttle sticks after steady state driving in extreme cold ambient temperatures-vehicles built through 12/31/01 equipped with 4.6l engine. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2193 Bulletin Date: 09-30-2002
Component:
073000 fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system
Summary
Driveability-idle-high idle speeds-throttle sticks after steady state driving in extreme cold ambient temperatures-vehicles built through 12/31/01 equipped with 4.6l engine. *mj
Bulletin Number: 2193 Bulletin Date: 09-30-2002
Component:
180000 vehicle speed control
Summary
Driveability-idle-high idle speeds-throttle sticks after steady state driving in extreme cold ambient temperatures-vehicles built through 12/31/01 equipped with 4.6l engine. *mj
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: 2105 Bulletin Date: 05-27-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some bi-fuel cang and lpg vehicles may exhibit a no start condition. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15692 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2002
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a squeak, snap, rattle, or clunk in the front end when turning or going over bumps. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15758 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Snow packing of the air filter when driving in severe snow conditions may exhibit loss of power and / or the malfunction indicator lamp illuminating. *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: 15570 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit various driveability conditions including lacks power, hesitates, hard to start, and/or malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated and produce possible diagnostic trouble codes p0103, p0172 and p0175. *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: 1215 Bulletin Date: 10-29-2001
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
A condition may exist, where throttle sticking may occur on a few vehicles in very cold ambient temperatures after operating at steady speed or extended idle for a period of time. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1218 Bulletin Date: 10-29-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a no crank, no start condition due to corrosion of the starter cable b+ terminal at the starter solenoid. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1218 Bulletin Date: 10-29-2001
Component:
Electrical system:starter assembly
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a no crank, no start condition due to corrosion of the starter cable b+ terminal at the starter solenoid. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1201 Bulletin Date: 10-15-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit high idle and/or pcv system icing after steady state driving in extreme cold ambient temperatures on vehicles equipped with 4.2l engine built thorugh 1/24/2000. *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: 1192 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2001
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum:drum
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a grabbing condition from the rear drum brakes during the first few brake applications after extended humidity exposure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 15299 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2001
Component:
Electrical system:starter assembly
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit corrosion at the attachment point of the starter cable b+ terminal, at the starter solenoid. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1182 Bulletin Date: 09-17-2001
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Some vehicles may experience a cosmetic crack in the outer door panel at the lower rear corner of window opening.*jb
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: 15260 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2001
Component:
Electrical system:starter assembly
Summary
Concerns with corroded positive starter cable. *tt
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: 15260 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2001
Component:
113000 electrical system:starter assembly
Summary
Concerns with corroded positive starter cable. *tt
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: 15260 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2001
Component:
113000 electrical system:starter assembly
Summary
Concerns with corroded positive starter cable. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1166 Bulletin Date: 08-20-2001
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit water in the transfer case, this could cause low range 4x4 lamp to illuminate, short of transfer case switch, or windshield wipers to be erratic or inoperative. *slc
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: 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: 15145 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2001
Component:
Latches/locks/linkages:tailgate:latch
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with remote locking tailgates may exhibit a tailgate locking itself when the vehicle is being driven over rough roads or is slammed shut. *et
Bulletin Number: 193 Bulletin Date: 05-14-2001
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:banjo housing
Summary
A condition may exist where a driveline vibration and / or a transmission fluid leak from the extension housing seal area may occur on some vehicles. this may be caused by the extension housing bushing or seal walking / spinning out due t
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: 1111 Bulletin Date: 01-22-2001
Component:
Structure
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a water leak around the rear (sliding) window. *tt
Bulletin Number: 98S14 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2001
Component:
Wheels:lugs/nuts/bolts
Summary
Safety recall update to replace locking lug nuts. *tt
Bulletin Number: 14609 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Subject regarding high idle and/or check engine light condition. *jb
Bulletin Number: 261 Bulletin Date: 12-25-2000
Component:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with a 4.6l, 5.4l, or 6.8l engine may exhibit a rough idle / miss after start-up in cold ambient temperatures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 238 Bulletin Date: 11-13-2000
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a no crank / no start condition in temperatures below 12 degrees c (10 degrees f). *tt
Bulletin Number: 239 Bulletin Date: 11-13-2000
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
A condition may exist with possible electronc damage occuring to the compuvalve from voltage spikes between the compuvalve connections when connecting or disconnecting the main compuvalve harness c4025. *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: 14365 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2000
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys
Summary
This bulletin addresses concerns a noise at intial engine startup when cold from the accessory drive belt. *jb
Bulletin Number: 98168 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Transmission- e40d/4r100-1989-99-main controls, separator plates and separator plate gaskets usage chart. yd
Bulletin Number: 98169 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Steering:wheel and handle bar
Summary
Steering -alignment-toe set procedure service tip. yd
Bulletin Number: 981610 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Seats:front assembly:recliner
Summary
The seat back may not latch/ lock in the desired position and remain folded forward over the seat cushion. yd
Bulletin Number: 981612 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system
Summary
Fuel may leak from the spring lock couplings. yd
Bulletin Number: 981613 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
Transmission fluid leaks at radiator. yd
Bulletin Number: 981617 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Floor mat installation procedure service tip. yd
Bulletin Number: 98168 Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Installation of vinyl floor mats service tip. ak
Bulletin Number: 611 Bulletin Date: 03-20-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Some bi-fuel vehicles may require powertrain control module (pcm) replacement during service and may not run on cng or lpg., recalibration of the pcm/replacement. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 38 Bulletin Date: 02-07-2000
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
Vehicles may experience solid particle contaminants from prior transmission concerns or excess wear, may be trapped in the transmission fluid cooling system is not properly flushed, fluid in-line filter kit. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13838 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2000
Component:
Visibility:windshield
Summary
Concerns with vehicles exhibiting a windshield creak / squeak. *tt
Bulletin Number: 14 Bulletin Date: 01-10-2000
Component:
Structure:frame and members
Summary
Vehicles may experience inner fender well- dented or dinged from stones being thrown into wheelwell. *mjs
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: 17 Bulletin Date: 01-10-2000
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Subject on the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) may illuminate and diagnostic trouble codes may appear. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 7821 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2000
Component:
Structure:body:trunk lid
Summary
Cracks in the door sheet metal at the lower rear of the window opening near the belt molding.
Bulletin Number: 13745 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2000
Component:
Power train
Summary
Some vehicles may experience a condition of no 4 x 4 low range engagement or a stuck in 4 x 4 low range. *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: 7353 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of no 4x4 low range engagement or a stuck in 4x4 low range, with no diagnostic trouble codes stored in the gem module. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13479 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit cracks in the door sheet metal at the lower rear of the window opening near the belt molding. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13550 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit dents on the wheel well sheet metal of the pcik-up box area when used in off-road applications. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13505 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift
Summary
All 4x4 vehicles with electronic shift onthe fly transfer cases will display contact plate pids opposite of the 1999 or earlier workshop manual indicates when using ngs with 15.0 level or later software. *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: 99207 Bulletin Date: 10-04-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary
Subject on engine coolant leaking into the engine oil on some vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13412 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of no 4x4 low range engagement or a stuck in 4x4 low range, with no (dtc) diagnostic trouble code stored in the gem. *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: 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: 99188 Bulletin Date: 09-06-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Vehicles with 4.2l engine (canadian) may backfire on acceleration at all ambient temperature. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6996 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Information regarding a change in the torque values of the engine front cover water pump bolts. *tt
Bulletin Number: 7022 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Information regarding outward dents in pickup box wheel wells. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 7080 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Steering:rack and pinion:pinion shaft
Summary
Information regarding steering gear leaks from input shaft seals. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 7100 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Information regarding transmission trouble codes. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13186 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary
Information regarding front cover & water pump bolts-torque valve revision/3.8-4.2l. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13203 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Information regarding outward dents in pickup box wheel wells. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13219 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Steering:rack and pinion:pinion shaft
Summary
Information regarding steering gear leaks from input shaft seals. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 13238 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Information regarding vehicles that exhibit cracks in the door sheet metal. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 99164 Bulletin Date: 08-09-1999
Component:
Electrical system:ignition
Summary
Concerns with a hard to turn ignition key and / or a hard to remove key from ignition cylinder. *tt
Bulletin Number: 996754 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
This online bulletin addresses concerns with cracks in the door sheet metal at the lower rear of the window opening near the belt molding. *tt
Bulletin Number: 996780 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Visibility:power window devices and controls
Summary
This online service bulletin involves vehicles exhibiting windnoise at the top of the door glass seal / weatherstrip molding area. *tt
Bulletin Number: 996876 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body:bumpers
Summary
Information pertaining to conditions with red staining (spots) on the front bumper wing ends. *tt
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: 13054 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Visibility:windshield
Summary
Experiencing windnoise at the top of the door glass seal / weatherstrip molding area. *tt
Bulletin Number: 13106 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body:bumpers
Summary
On some vehicles the front bumpers may exhibit red staining (spots) on the bumer wing ends. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99143 Bulletin Date: 07-12-1999
Component:
Power train:driveline:differential unit
Summary
Some 4x4 vehicles built with center disconnect front axles may exhibit a moaning noise from the front differential while operating in 4x2 mode. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99144 Bulletin Date: 07-12-1999
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Vehicles may experience a moaning noise heard at approximately 1100 rpm with the a/c compressor engaged. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99131 Bulletin Date: 06-28-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary
Concerns with engine coolant leaking into engine oil on some vehicles. *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: 991313 Bulletin Date: 06-28-1999
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock
Summary
Subject regarding anti-lock brake lamp illumination, increased break pedal effort and / or false anti-lock brake system (abs) cycling at low speeds. *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: 99128 Bulletin Date: 06-14-1999
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a whistling noise while driving with a/c in the off position at speeds above 64 km/h (40 mph). *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: 99107 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1999
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum
Summary
Conditions on rear drum grabbing during first few brake applications while brakes are cold. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6477 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1999
Component:
Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly:leaf
Summary
Subject regarding rear spring rattle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12905 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1999
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Some vehicles may experience axle wind up and / or clunking, popping, ratcheting type noises when making cornering maneuvers on vehicles equipped with a four wheel drive hi or low range mode. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6489 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1999
Component:
Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly
Summary
Some vehicles built with 3-leaf or 4-leaf rear springs may exhibit a rear spring rattle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12879 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1999
Component:
Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly
Summary
Subject regarding rear spring clip kits for vehicles exhibiting a rear spring rattle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12882 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1999
Component:
Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly
Summary
Subject regarding the availability of rear spring clip kits for vehicles exhibiting rear spring rattle. *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: 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: 996034 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Experiencing a engine knock at cold start-up. *tt
Bulletin Number: 996042 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices
Summary
Information on using 1999 procedures manual for side mirror replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 996113 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Power train:driveline
Summary
Experiencing front differential noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 996113 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Power train:driveline:differential unit
Summary
Experiencing front differential noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 996139 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Power train:driveline
Summary
Concerns with front differential noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 996139 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Power train:driveline:differential unit
Summary
Concerns with front differential noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6232 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system
Summary
Some vehicles may develop a coolant leak at the worm gear clamp located at the joint between the metal intake coolant tube and the coil resulting in engine misfire with diagnostic trouble code p0304 and / or rough idle. *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: 6287 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary
Some vehicles may experience an idle vibration. *tt
Bulletin Number: 98B33 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Owner notification for replacement of engine cylinder heads. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12720 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system
Summary
Some vehicles may develop a coolant leak at the worm gear clamp located at the joint between the metal intake coolant tube and the flexible rubber coolant hose. *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: 12738 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1999
Component:
Structure:frame and members
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a idle vibration.
Bulletin Number: 9943 Bulletin Date: 03-08-1999
Component:
Power train
Summary
Information regarding reprogramming powertrain control modules (pcms). *tt
Bulletin Number: 9946 Bulletin Date: 03-08-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Concerns with transmission fluid leaking at radiator. *tt
Bulletin Number: 99411 Bulletin Date: 03-08-1999
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic
Summary
Vehicles experiencing increased brake pedal effort and / or false abs cycling at low speeds, or abs lamp illumination. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5955 Bulletin Date: 03-01-1999
Component:
Power train:driveline:differential unit
Summary
Subject regarding front differential noise investigation. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12601 Bulletin Date: 03-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Experiencing whistling noise coming from the front of the vehicle at highway speeds. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12590 Bulletin Date: 03-01-1999
Component:
Power train:driveline:differential unit
Summary
Some 4x4 vehicles may exhibit a moan noise from the front differential when the vehicle is operating in 4x2 mode and goes away when operating in 4x4 mode. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9946 Bulletin Date: 01-01-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
Concerns with transmission fluid leaking at the radiator. *tt
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: 982512 Bulletin Date: 12-21-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles with higher odometer readings may experience a hesitation on acceleration just off idle and misfire complaints with malfunction indicator lalmp ( mil ) on. *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: 4981 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with 5.4l engines may exhibit a cold start engine knock concern until warmed up. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5128 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift
Summary
Some vehicles with electronic shift on the fly 4x4 systems may stick in 4x4 low. engineering is investigating. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5257 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Information on vehicles exhibiting cold engine knock. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5258 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Information on vehicles exhibiting vibration at cruise over 50 mph. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5262 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Visibility:windshield wiper/washer
Summary
Information on diagnosticing erratic windshield wiper operation. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5267 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Subject regarding misfire codes on all engines. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12208 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1998
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Some texas department of transportation (dot) trucks may encounter a radio frequency interference (rfi) condition when using hand held two-way radios in the range of 47.18 mhz. *tt
Bulletin Number: 98231 Bulletin Date: 11-23-1998
Component:
Electrical system:wiring:interior/under dash
Summary
Condition with water intrusion into the generic electronic module ( gem ) may occur on some vehicles. *yc
Bulletin Number: 982312 Bulletin Date: 11-23-1998
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Issues regareding diagnostic trouble codes ( dtcs ) p0705, p0708, p1704, and / or p1705 may be stored in memory. *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: 982325 Bulletin Date: 11-23-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
The malfucntion indicator lamp ( mil ) may illuminate and diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0455 may be stored in memory. *yc
Bulletin Number: 982110 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
During high idle speeds throttle sticks after steady state driving in cold ambient temperatures. *yc
Bulletin Number: 982117 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Parking brake
Summary
A new parking brake control rubber bumper stop is now available for service. *yc
Bulletin Number: 985200 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly
Summary
Vehicles built with 3-leaf rear springs may exhibit a rear spring rattle *mjs
Bulletin Number: 12071 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit cracks in the door sheet metal at the lower rear of the window opening near the belt molding. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 985028 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Information regarding a new service part released for the license plate light circuit which will reduce the cose of repairs. *tt
Bulletin Number: 985029 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit cracks in the door sheet metal at the lower rear of the window opening near the belt molding. *tt
Bulletin Number: 12139 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles equipped with 4.6l or 6.8l engines may exhibit a cold start engine noise until warmed up. *mjs
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: 12161 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly
Summary
Some vehicles built with 3-leaf rear springs may exhibit a rear spring rattle. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 985059 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Experiencing cold engine knock (repeat / revised message). *tt
Bulletin Number: 985062 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Subject regarding idle vibration (repeat message). *tt
Bulletin Number: 985063 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Subject regarding vehicles exhibiting vibration at cruise over 50 mph. (repeat message). *tt
Bulletin Number: 985128 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift
Summary
Some vehicles with electronic shift on the fly 4x4 systems may stick in 4x4 low. *tt
Bulletin Number: 985185 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Cold start engine noise
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: 98-4717 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1998
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Vehicles exhibit cracks in door sheet metal at lower rear of the window opening near belt molding. *ak
Bulletin Number: 98-4725 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1998
Component:
Power train:driveline:driveshaft
Summary
Vibration at cruise over 50 mph. *ak
Bulletin Number: 98-4738 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Cold engine knock 5.4l action. *ak
Bulletin Number: 98163 Bulletin Date: 08-17-1998
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Locks failed. yd
Bulletin Number: 981512 Bulletin Date: 08-03-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control
Summary
A direct replacement part for the evaporative emission canister and bracket assembly. ak
Bulletin Number: 981517 Bulletin Date: 08-03-1998
Component:
Child seat
Summary
Install a revised child seat tether kit.
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: 4628 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit rear axle noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4631 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Power train
Summary
Brief information on vehicles exhibit vibration at cruise over 50 mph. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4635 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Cold engine knock. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4638 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp on, with p0300 - p0308 misfire diagnostic trouble codes with a 4.6l engine. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4682 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Structure
Summary
Some super cab vehicles may exhibit a moan / droan in the cab at 1500 - 1600 rpm or a cab vibration at 1800 - 1900 rpm. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4683 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Steering
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a rubbing or squeak noise as the steering wheel is turned. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4703 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Wheels
Summary
Some trucks built with 16 inch chrome styled steel wheels and trucks built with 16 inch steel wheels may exhibit signs of rust around the edges of the wheels. *tt
Bulletin Number: 11794 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Steering:wheel and handle bar
Summary
Experiencing a rubbing or squeak noise as the steering wheel is turned. *tt
Bulletin Number: 11799 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Structure
Summary
Some supercab vehicles may exhibit a moan / droan in the cab at 1500 - 1600 rpm or a cab vibration at 1800 - 1900 rpm. *tt
Bulletin Number: 11811 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Wheels
Summary
Some vehicles built with 16 inch chrome styled steel wheels and with 16 inch steel wheels may exhibit signs of rust around the edges of the wheels. *tt
Bulletin Number: 11814 Bulletin Date: 08-01-1998
Component:
Structure
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit cracks in the door sheet metal at the lower rear of the window opening near the belt molding. *tt
Bulletin Number: 98812 Bulletin Date: 04-27-1998
Component:
Suspension
Summary
A vibration at highway speeds may be felt on some vehicles. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9852 Bulletin Date: 04-13-1998
Component:
Tires
Summary
Information on tire company telephone numbers for customer assistance. *yc
Bulletin Number: 980310 Bulletin Date: 04-01-1998
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Experiencing vibration at cruise over 50 mph. *yc
Bulletin Number: 980317 Bulletin Date: 04-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Symptoms regarding p0300-p0308 misfire dtcs with 4.6l engines. *yc
Bulletin Number: 982548 Bulletin Date: 04-01-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Brief information giving the correct part number for tsb 98-3-12. *yc
Bulletin Number: 982673 Bulletin Date: 04-01-1998
Component:
Wheels:center section
Summary
If you encounter a vehicle with a missing wheel hub o-ring, do not install a new o-ring. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9810569 Bulletin Date: 04-01-1998
Component:
Steering:linkages
Summary
Concerns of squeaky / noisy pitman arm. *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: 9869 Bulletin Date: 03-30-1998
Component:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary
Concerns with hesitation, stumble, surge, miss, rough idle, stall at idle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 98611 Bulletin Date: 03-30-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Concerns with reduced power, stalling, hesitation, and surge. *yc
Bulletin Number: 98613 Bulletin Date: 03-30-1998
Component:
Visibility:defroster/defogger system
Summary
Subject regarding cold air felt on the floor while in heat mode. *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: 985A12 Bulletin Date: 03-18-1998
Component:
Equipment:mechanical:wrecker and wheel lift devices
Summary
Recommended guidelines for towing behind recreational vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 985A51 Bulletin Date: 03-18-1998
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock
Summary
On some vehicles repeat repairs may be made to 4-wheel anti-lock braking systems (4wabs) due to misdiagnosis of 4wabs concerns which may result in replacement of functional components. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9858 Bulletin Date: 03-16-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
The malfunction indicator lamp (mil) may illuminate and diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0503 may be stored in memory. *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: 98417 Bulletin Date: 03-02-1998
Component:
Visibility:defroster/defogger system
Summary
Cold air may be felt on the floor while in heat mode on some vehicles. *yc
Bulletin Number: 98419 Bulletin Date: 03-02-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a flashing transmission control indicator lamp (tcil) and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) 62,628, and/or 1728. *yc
Bulletin Number: 983074 Bulletin Date: 02-27-1998
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Concerns with axle wind-up and / or clunking, popping, ratcheting type noises when making cornering maneuvers. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9831 Bulletin Date: 02-16-1998
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Repairs to vinyl covered surfaces. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9833 Bulletin Date: 02-16-1998
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Service tips for surface defect removal without repainting. *yc
Bulletin Number: 983301 Bulletin Date: 02-04-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
This bulletin provides procedures on neutralizing the exhaust, transmission and engine mounts. *tt
Bulletin Number: 983302 Bulletin Date: 02-04-1998
Component:
Wheels
Summary
This bulletin mentions how some hub o-rings may be cut during the installation of the wheels. *tt
Bulletin Number: 983306 Bulletin Date: 02-03-1998
Component:
Suspension:rear
Summary
Concerns of frame strike on the rear axle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 983070 Bulletin Date: 02-01-1998
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift
Summary
Somve vehicles may exhibit a buzz / low growl noise coming from the area of the transfer case manual shift lever. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9811342 Bulletin Date: 02-01-1998
Component:
Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc.
Summary
Information on removing the radio chassis from some vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9811344 Bulletin Date: 02-01-1998
Component:
Wheels
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit loose lugnuts and / or broken wheel studs. *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: 98113 Bulletin Date: 01-19-1998
Component:
Structure
Summary
Subject pertaining to red rust stains on the edges of the bumper center vent and fog lamp openings. *tt
Bulletin Number: 98123 Bulletin Date: 01-19-1998
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a flashing transmission control indicator lamp (tcil) and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) 62, 628, and / or 1728 may be stored in memory. *tt
Bulletin Number: 983573 Bulletin Date: 01-08-1998
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit cab vibration. *tt
Bulletin Number: 90308 Bulletin Date: 01-01-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Mil light on with evaporative dtc p0442, p0455
Bulletin Number: 983570 Bulletin Date: 01-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some engines may exhibit oil leakage. *tt
Bulletin Number: 9.71111E+11 Bulletin Date: 11-10-1997
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
A new design transmission case and extension housing has been released. *yc
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: BC0950960927 Bulletin Date: 09-27-1997
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Technicians are experiencing difficulty removing door trim panels. *tw
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: 97090297187 Bulletin Date: 09-02-1997
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
Some vehicles may stall when the transmission is placed into gear. *yc
Bulletin Number: 976007 Bulletin Date: 07-01-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Brief information regarding cylinder head temperature (cht) and fail safe cooling. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC2301970501 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
New clutch slave cylinder with a redesigned lip seal. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC2360970501 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Suspension:front
Summary
For concerns of noisy/squeaky steering and diagnosis is for the pitman arm, recommended service is to replace the pitman arm. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC2363970501 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
The only authorized repair for a front frame bumper mounting bracket needing replacement is to replace the frame. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC2385970501 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Structure:frame and members
Summary
F series flareside when equipped with the cab step, will not have mud flaps. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC2391970501 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices:exterior
Summary
Engineering is addressing the issue of intermittent/unable to adjust mirror concerns. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC105849705 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc.
Summary
Vehicles with premium radios will be equipped with volume control/on-off switch. *tw
Bulletin Number: 9779 Bulletin Date: 03-31-1997
Component:
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood
Summary
Wiring- aftermarket wiring alterations- service tip. *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: 97511 Bulletin Date: 03-03-1997
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Fluid- transmission fluid usage charts. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC3090970225 Bulletin Date: 02-25-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Vehicles with a rough running/miss symptom with a misfire dtc on a particular cylinder where normal diagnosis does not pinpoint a cause - check for damage to camshaft. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC3101970224 Bulletin Date: 02-24-1997
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Soft brake pedal. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC3153970219 Bulletin Date: 02-19-1997
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Inoperative or erratic cruise control operation along with harsh transmission shifts. *tw
Bulletin Number: 9747 Bulletin Date: 02-17-1997
Component:
Structure
Summary
Frame- rivet replacement with bolts- service tips. *jd
Bulletin Number: 97410 Bulletin Date: 02-17-1997
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
Transmission- e4od- cooler bypass valve service during transmission overhaul- service tip. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC3242970210 Bulletin Date: 02-10-1997
Component:
Power train:driveline
Summary
Driveline clunking or grunting noise. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC3279970207 Bulletin Date: 02-07-1997
Component:
Exterior lighting:turn signal:switch
Summary
Concerns with the multi-function switch. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC2150970206 Bulletin Date: 02-06-1997
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Instructions for diagnosing fuel guage concerns. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC3282970206 Bulletin Date: 02-06-1997
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:module
Summary
Gem concern - check for more than one gem controlled component that is inoperative or for a string of false gem dtc's received in memory. *tw
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: BC0053972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Power train:transfer case (4-wheel drive)
Summary
Some 1995 and all 1996 and 1997 vehicles with e4od transmissions have been built with a reusable elastomeric transmission fluid pan gasket. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0056972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys
Summary
Some vehicles with air conditioning can exhibit a cold start accessory drive belt noise (chirp) concern. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0325972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some 5.4l front end serpetntine belts may make some noise between temperatures fo 30 f-50 f. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC3363972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:module
Summary
The ngs displays incorrect date for the ing gem pid on the vehicles. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC3443972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Second printing of the 1997 owners guide states that the vehicles long wheelbase may have a snowplow installed- this is incorrect. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC3510972301 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:gas recirculation valve (egr valve)
Summary
Check engine light on with dtc p0455 in continuous memory on 1997 5.4l vehicle applications. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1020097230 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
The second printing of the 1997 owners guide states that the vehicles 4x4 long wheelbase may have a snowplow installed- this is incorrect. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1022797230 Bulletin Date: 01-23-1997
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:module
Summary
The ngs displays incorrect data for the ign gem pid on the vehicles. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0053970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some 1995 and all 1996 and 1997 vehicles with e40d transmissions have been built with a reusable elastomeric transmission fluid pan gasket. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0120970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Visibility:windshield
Summary
Diagnosis windnoise at the inner belt, raise door glass to full up position. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0121970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Power train:transfer case (4-wheel drive)
Summary
Driveline rattle over bumps. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0124970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage
Summary
For customer concerns of stall, rough idle, lacks power, poor fuel economy, backfire, surge under heavy acceleration, loss in fuel pressure under acceleration of excessive fuel pressure. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0197970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system
Summary
Engine overheating- water pump concern due to free spinning water pump impeller. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0315970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Fead belt squeal, cold only. revised belt released. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0345970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Driveline clunk, 4.2l backfire, 4.6l lack of power, 4.6l misfire/mil light issues, and windnoise. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1012897020 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Visibility:windshield
Summary
Wind noise at the inner belt, raise door glass to full up position. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1012997020 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Power train:transfer case (4-wheel drive)
Summary
Driveline rattle over bumps. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1013297020 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:storage
Summary
Stall, rough idle, lacks power, poor fuel economy, backfire, surge under heavy acceleration, loss in fuel pressure under acceleration or excessive fuel pressure and/or mil activation with dtcs. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC1015397020 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Vehicles with e4od transmissions have been built with a reusable elastomeric transmission fluid pan gasket. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0053970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
103000 power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some 1995 and all 1996 and 1997 vehicles with e40d transmissions have been built with a reusable elastomeric transmission fluid pan gasket. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0120970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
131000 visibility:windshield
Summary
Diagnosis windnoise at the inner belt, raise door glass to full up position. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0121970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
104000 power train:transfer case (4-wheel drive)
Summary
Driveline rattle over bumps. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0124970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
071000 fuel system, gasoline:storage
Summary
For customer concerns of stall, rough idle, lacks power, poor fuel economy, backfire, surge under heavy acceleration, loss in fuel pressure under acceleration of excessive fuel pressure. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0053970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
103000 power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some 1995 and all 1996 and 1997 vehicles with e40d transmissions have been built with a reusable elastomeric transmission fluid pan gasket. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0120970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
131000 visibility:windshield
Summary
Diagnosis windnoise at the inner belt, raise door glass to full up position. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0121970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
104000 power train:transfer case (4-wheel drive)
Summary
Driveline rattle over bumps. *jd
Bulletin Number: BC0124970201 Bulletin Date: 01-02-1997
Component:
071000 fuel system, gasoline:storage
Summary
For customer concerns of stall, rough idle, lacks power, poor fuel economy, backfire, surge under heavy acceleration, loss in fuel pressure under acceleration of excessive fuel pressure. *jd
Bulletin Number: 96265 Bulletin Date: 12-16-1996
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:module
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) - diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0306, p0307, and/or p0308 stored in memory. *tw
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: 96252 Bulletin Date: 12-02-1996
Component:
Latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
Summary
Locks - replace and/or repair any lock component - service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: 962510 Bulletin Date: 12-02-1996
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:module
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) - diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0306, p0307 and/or p0308 stored in memory. *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: 962518 Bulletin Date: 12-02-1996
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Door - power point access door breaks - vehicles built through 8/31/96. *tw
Bulletin Number: 962523 Bulletin Date: 12-02-1996
Component:
Electrical system:ignition
Summary
Runs rough - malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on - diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300 through p0308 stored in memory - vehicles built through 10/14/96 with 4.6l engine. *tw
Bulletin Number: 962525 Bulletin Date: 12-02-1996
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Noise - rattle - summary of concerns - service tips. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0325961129 Bulletin Date: 11-29-1996
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys
Summary
Some front end serpentine belts may make noise when between 30 and 50 degrees fahrenheit. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0340961127 Bulletin Date: 11-27-1996
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:module
Summary
Certain 1997 vehciles may have been built with the 240 second misfire delay. *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: 962410 Bulletin Date: 11-18-1996
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Transmission - e40d - 4r70w - 4r44e - 5r55e - new digital transmission range sensor - diagnosis service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: 962418 Bulletin Date: 11-18-1996
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Transmission - e40d - revised design forward planet thrust washer - service tip. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0477961114 Bulletin Date: 11-14-1996
Component:
Electrical system:ignition
Summary
Engineering is investigating dealership concerns with fouled or cracked spark plugs. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0315961101 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1996
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys
Summary
Fead belt squeal, cold only. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0316961101 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1996
Component:
Power train:driveline:driveshaft
Summary
Driveline clunk or accel or decel. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0676961025 Bulletin Date: 10-25-1996
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock
Summary
Information when electronic/hydraulic control unit (ehcu) malfunctions. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0693961023 Bulletin Date: 10-23-1996
Component:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary
Investigating 7.3l irregular idle. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0694961023 Bulletin Date: 10-23-1996
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
Information for recreational towing (all wheels on the ground). *tt
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: BC0697961023 Bulletin Date: 10-23-1996
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Windnoise concerns in the right door a-pillar area of the supercab. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0990961021 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Information on engine oil leak at the oil pan, front cover &/or the front & rear crankshaft oil seal. *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: 96226 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Air conditioning - compressor failure - insufficient amount of refrigerant oil. *tw
Bulletin Number: 962210 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
Visibility:windshield wiper/washer
Summary
Windshield washers - washer hose too short and/or is trapped by the hood - vehicles built through 4/15/96. *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: 96226 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
353600 equipment:air conditioner
Summary
Air conditioning - compressor failure - insufficient amount of refrigerant oil. *tw
Bulletin Number: 962210 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
136000 visibility:windshield wiper/washer
Summary
Windshield washers - washer hose too short and/or is trapped by the hood - vehicles built through 4/15/96. *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: 96226 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
353600 equipment:air conditioner
Summary
Air conditioning - compressor failure - insufficient amount of refrigerant oil. *tw
Bulletin Number: 962210 Bulletin Date: 10-21-1996
Component:
136000 visibility:windshield wiper/washer
Summary
Windshield washers - washer hose too short and/or is trapped by the hood - vehicles built through 4/15/96. *tw
Bulletin Number: BC0750961017 Bulletin Date: 10-17-1996
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump
Summary
Spade terminal between sender & fuel pump has been changed to a eyelet terminal. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0753961017 Bulletin Date: 10-17-1996
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
4x4 vehicles may exhibit a grinding noise while shifting into 4l. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0765961016 Bulletin Date: 10-16-1996
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Information on diagnosing wind noise & water leaks at the lower passenger door area & 3rd door. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0782961014 Bulletin Date: 10-14-1996
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Concerns of check engine light 'on'. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0823961010 Bulletin Date: 10-10-1996
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift
Summary
Concern of water entry into the transfer case. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0841961008 Bulletin Date: 10-08-1996
Component:
Visibility:windshield wiper/washer
Summary
Concerns of windshield wiper not cleaning, streaking or smearing. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0844961008 Bulletin Date: 10-08-1996
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
E4od trans may emit a tick/rattle noise when driving at light loads in 1st gear at 1100 to 1800 rpm rpm. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0854961007 Bulletin Date: 10-07-1996
Component:
Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core
Summary
Reattachment of heater hose fittings for concern of no heat, overheat, or coolant loss may occur due to heater hoses not properly connected at their quick-connect fittings. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0883961004 Bulletin Date: 10-04-1996
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe
Summary
Vehicles may exhibit an exhaust leak &/or noise due to warped exhaust manifolds. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC0884961004 Bulletin Date: 10-04-1996
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system:injectors
Summary
For misfire concerns on 4.2l/4.6l/5.4l/6.8l engines. *tt
Bulletin Number: BC5168961001 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1996
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift
Summary
Procedure for resolving the concern of water entry into the transfer case. *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: BC5201961001 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1996
Component:
Vehicle speed control:cruise control
Summary
Investigating 7.3l irregular idle. *tt
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