1993 FORD Tempo

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 1993 FORD Tempo

Recall Date Component Summary
April 25, 1996 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

February 25, 1997 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

THESE VEHICLES ARE ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALASKA, IOWA, MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, AND SOUTH DAKOTA. THE VEHICLES INVOLVED ARE 1992-1994 TEMPO/TOPAZ VEHICLES WITH 3.0L ENGINES; 1994 TEMPO/TOPAZ WITH 2.3L ENGINES; 1992-1995 TAURUS/SABLE WITH 3.8L ENGINES; 1994-1995 TAURUS/SABLE WITH 3.0L ENGINES AND 1992-1994 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL VEHICLES WITH 3.8L ENGINES. DURING HIGH WINDS, HEAVY, BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, AND LOW TEMPERATURES, THE ENGINE COOLING FAN CAN BECOME BLOCKED OR FROZEN WITH SNOW. THE FAN MOTOR MAY NOT ROTATE AND COULD OVERHEAT.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ELECTRICAL JUMPER HARNESS CONTAINING AN AUTOMATIC RESETTING CIRCUIT BREAKER TO PROTECT THE FAN MOTOR LOW SPEED CIRCUITRY FROM OVERHEATING.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1993 FORD Tempo

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2 Investigations for 1993 FORD Tempo

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62 Service Alerts for 1993 FORD Tempo

Date Description
September 2, 2002 125100 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

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March 17, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BLOWER MOTOR- “CHIRPING” OR “SQUEAKING” FROM BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW SPEEDS. *JD

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May 3, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOW RECOMMENDS SAE 5W-30 VISCOSITY GRADE FOR SERVICING ANY FORD GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF MODEL YEAR. *TT

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February 16, 1998 162200 STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS MADE OF XENOY PLASTIC HAVE HAD THE CONDUCTIVE PRIMER REMOVED FROM SERVICE PARTS. *YC

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January 10, 2000 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER- SERVICE TIP. *MJS

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March 2, 1998 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

ANNOUNCING THE FORD OEM AIR CONDITIONING RETROFIT KIT AVAILABILITY. *YC

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October 22, 1996 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

FOR CONTINUED IRREGULAR IDLE CONCERN AFTER OASIS & TSB PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, THE PCM SHOULD BE REPLACED. *TT

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April 13, 1998 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

EXPERIENCING A WHINING / BUZZING NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO. *TT

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February 17, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BLOWER MOTOR- “CHIRP” OR “SQUEAK” FROM BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW SPEEDS. *JD

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February 3, 1997 110100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:HORN

HORN- INOPERATIVE- VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITHOUT SPEED CONTROL AND AIR BAGS. *JD

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January 23, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FEAD BELTS INDICATE THAT TECHNICIANS ARE REPLACING BELTS UNNECESSARILY. *JD

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February 1, 1997 062200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

RECALL 97S66 – ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENT – THE ENGINE COOLING FAN COULD STALL DUE TO ACCUMULATION OF ICE, SNOW AND SLUSH WHEN THE CAR IS OPERATED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS OF HIGH WIND, HEAVY BLOWING SNOW AND LOW TEMPERATURES – IF THE FAN MOTOR I

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November 23, 1998 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

MASS AIR FLOW (MAF)- SENSOR CONTAMINATION- SERVICE TIP. *AK

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January 23, 1997 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

PFE SENSORS REQUIRING REPLACEMENT SHOULD NOW BE SERVICED WITH A WIDE MOUTH SENSOR. *JD

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January 19, 1998 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

ISSUES CONCERNING THE MALFUNCTION OF THE INDICATOR LAMP.

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March 18, 1998 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

SERVICE TIP INFORMATION REGARDING ELIMINATION OF SANDING ROTORS AND DRUMS. *YC

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October 21, 1996 075000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM

MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR – REPLACEMENT AS AN ASSEMBLY – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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October 21, 1996 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

BRAKES – ELIMINATION OF SANDING ROTORS AND DRUMS – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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September 20, 1999 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

INFORMATION FOR SERVICING AND DIAGNOSING BRAKE VIBRATION, BRAKE INSPECTION, AND BRAKE FRICTION MATERIAL REPLACEMENT. *TT

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November 10, 1997 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

VEHICLES EXHIBITING A “SQUEAKING” OR “CHIRPING” FROM THE BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW BLOWER MOTOR SPEEDS. *YC

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March 3, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FLUID- TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *JD

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September 2, 2002 032100 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

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June 25, 2001 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ON SOME VEHICLES, ENGINE OIL MAY CONTINUE TO LEAK FROM THE ENGINE OIL PAN GASKET AREA AFTER AN ENGINE OIL PAN GASKET REPAIR HAS BEEN PERFORMED. *TT

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March 17, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD

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June 14, 1999 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

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

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June 14, 1999 072100 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

INFORMATION ON “WHINING” / “BUZZING” NOISE COMING THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT OR TWO-WAY RADIO SPEAKER CAUSED BY THE FUEL PUMP. *TT

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March 30, 1998 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

INFORMATION ON A BUZZING OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT

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March 1, 1995 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

UNKNOWN

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September 17, 2001 103800 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH

BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK.*JB

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April 13, 1998 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

A NEW SILICONE GASKET AND SEALANT. *YC

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March 2, 1998 045300 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR

AVAILABILITY OF HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT. *YC

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July 26, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON THE NEW FLUSH AND FILL TOOL AVAILABLE THROUGH ROTUNDA. *TT

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February 1, 1995 136200 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

REVISED WIPER MOTOR. *TW

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January 23, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FIELD INSPECTION OF FEAD BELTS INDICATE THAT TECHNICHIANS ARE REPLACING BELTS UNNECESSARILY. *JD

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March 18, 1998 034530 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT FROM ROTUNDA IS NOW APPROVED FOR WARRANTY AND SERVICE USE. *YC

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November 18, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TORQUE CONVERTER – LEAK TEST PROCEDURE – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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January 19, 1998 034530 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

SUBJECT REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT. *TT

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October 12, 1998 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

EXPERIENCING A ” BUZZING ” OR ” RATTLING ” NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *YC

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September 6, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SERVICE TIP INFORMATION ON REVISED OIL PAN GASKET REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT

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August 6, 2001 138600 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT HEATER CORE LEAKS. *SLC

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April 13, 1998 190000 TIRES

INFORMATION ON TIRE COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE. *YC

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July 1, 1995 062100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

TEMPERATURE GAUGE – FLUCTUATING AND /OR INACCURATE HIGH READINGS. *SD

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April 1, 1995 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

A REVISED SERVICE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR IS NOW AVAILABLE. *TW

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April 1, 1995 136200 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

A REVISED SERVICE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR IS NOW AVAILABLE. *TW

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May 1, 1995 138800 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR

BLOWER MOTOR CHIRP OR SQUEAK FROM BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW SPEEDS. *TW

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January 23, 1997 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

GHIA PFE SENSORS REQUIRING REPLACEMENTS SHOULD NOW BE SERVICED WITH A WIDE MOUTH SENSOR. *JD

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October 25, 1996 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON AODE/4R7W TRANSMISSION MAIN CONTROL & CASE REPLACEMENT. *TT

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December 1, 1998 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SPECIAL FIELD ACTION REGARDING REVISED WARANTY INFORMATION. *TT

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February 1, 1995 136200 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

WIPER MOTOR REPLACEMENT – UPGRADED SERVICE KITS. *TW

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October 21, 1996 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

WINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS – FOG/FILM. *TW

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April 27, 1998 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON A NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHART. *YC

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August 6, 2001 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC

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June 28, 1999 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

CONDITIONS WITH THE BRAKE LAMPS INADVERTENTLY DISABLING THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *TT

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October 1, 1995 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE IT MAY BE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE RUBBER MATERIAL USED IN THE DISC BRAKE SYSTEM. IF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE IS USED TO LUBRICATE ANY PAR

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December 1, 1995 063130 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

CERTAIN 1989 MODEL TEMPO & TOPAZ CARS EQUIPPED W/ 2.3L HSC ENGINES BUILT FROM 5/31/89 AT KANSAS CITY & 6/22/89 AT OAKVILLE THROUGH THE END OF THE 1989 MODEL YEAR AND ALL 1990 THROUGH 1994 TEMPO & TOPAZ CARS EQUIPPED WITH 2.3L HSC ENGINES T

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November 18, 1996 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

WIRING – ELECTRICAL DIODE IDENTIFICATION AND SERVICE REPLACEMENTS. *TW

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March 1, 1995 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

ROUGHNESS CONCERN DURING BRAKE APPLICATION. *TW

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March 18, 1998 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE. *YC

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March 18, 1998 354600 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR TOWING BEHIND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES. *TT

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December 16, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TRANSAXLE – TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES AND TORQUE CONVERTER/TRANSAXLE COOLING SYSTEM CLEANING PROCEDURES – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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February 20, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

REAR ENGINE MOUNT CONCERNS. *TW

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May 1, 1995 138800 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR

UNKNOWN

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