1996 FORD Escort

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

1 Recalls for 1996 FORD Escort

Recall Date Component Summary
March 23, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. 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.

Remedy:

PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.

These are complaints about vehicles like yours and some can only be found here. Do they sound familiar?

4 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 FORD Escort

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Date Component  
seats & seat belts
engine
electrical/battery
engine cooling (radiator, water pump)

221 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 FORD Escort

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Date Component  
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10181595
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 509231
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL | FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 513657
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 894200
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10864409
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10678517
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10459733
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 10395048
TIRES
ODI Number: 10348239
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10231921
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10181595
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 10178414
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
ODI Number: 10166917
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10158829
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES
ODI Number: 10157505
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10159075
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10139650
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
ODI Number: 10138928
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 10121811
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10110318
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 10093334
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 10088314
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10087351
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR | SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 10083752
SEAT BELTS | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10070426
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 10068335
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:POWER STEERING FLUID
ODI Number: 10065056
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10061089
STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10058366
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10052625
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10049439
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10037669
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10032197
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10021040
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10018816
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 10015412
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
ODI Number: 10007825
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10010698
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 8020083
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 9001407
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 8020871
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 8013650
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 8014291
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 8016484
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 8009060
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 8006066
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 8002072
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 6900485
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 6900484
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 8000855
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 6900786
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 6900785
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10054600
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL
ODI Number: 986254
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC | STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR | SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 987058
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 982919
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 984724
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 8024000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 985441
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 899123
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
ODI Number: 891491
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 891481
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 893481
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 889899
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 883867
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 883857
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 883855
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 888857
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS
ODI Number: 888344
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 880949
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 878352
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 882219
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 879852
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 871926
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 875788
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 872510
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 869922
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 866529
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 870577
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 865656
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 868747
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 864043
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 853663
SEATS
ODI Number: 854791
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 853649
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 857027
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 853599
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 857333
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 856089
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 853444
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 857192
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 856331
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 847853
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 852095
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 852793
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 850358
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 840999
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 841913
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 839744
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 842751
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 833419
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
ODI Number: 829798
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 828369
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
ODI Number: 826336
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 824886
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
ODI Number: 823412
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 817410
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 817028
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 813004
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 815351
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 808088
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 807625
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 809605
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 806794
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 804058
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 806732
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 809466
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 808935
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 805794
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 802916
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC | STEERING:RACK AND PINION | SUSPENSION:FRONT:SHOCK ABSORBER
ODI Number: 802857
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 800064
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 803045
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 780683
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 780652
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS
ODI Number: 767203
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 763854
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 763641
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | SEATS
ODI Number: 763259
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 761309
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 756796
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 756393
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 752939
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 752244
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 752021
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 750725
POWER TRAIN | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 747121
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 746464
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 745337
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 741463
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 740051
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 738611
STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 738141
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 737860
TIRES
ODI Number: 735991
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
ODI Number: 735820
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 735732
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 730826
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 731094
SEATS
ODI Number: 730088
SEATS
ODI Number: 730088
STEERING
ODI Number: 726025
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 726409
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL | SEAT BELTS | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 724888
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 722730
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 723233
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 721772
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 721934
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 718640
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 718881
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 718240
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 718020
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 717699
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 716393
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 715185
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 715751
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 714924
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 714357
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 712605
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 711960
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 710163
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 707481
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 707481
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 705910
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 705652
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 703727
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 703345
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 703746
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 701541
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
ODI Number: 605388
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 602704
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 603163
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 603163
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 603163
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 603163
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 603163
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 603163
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 603163
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
ODI Number: 603163
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 603163
STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 603162
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 603132
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 603849
INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 603761
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 603536
TIRES
ODI Number: 602559
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 564036
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 557153
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 552671
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 552671
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 553562
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 547864
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
ODI Number: 547474
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 546370
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 542348
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 539995
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 535765
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 535523
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 534511
WHEELS
ODI Number: 530270
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 530270
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 522870
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 518487
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 518410
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 516026
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 516816
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 514311
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 514311
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 515150
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 515150
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 515150
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0 Investigations for 1996 FORD Escort

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

81 Service Alerts for 1996 FORD Escort

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 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD

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November 15, 1996 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPLACING DIAGNOSED FAILED PARTS. *TW

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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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December 1, 1998 350000 EQUIPMENT

BRIEF INFORMATION STATING THAT THE NGS FUEL ECONOMY TEST ON SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. *TT

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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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June 12, 2000 150000 SEAT BELTS

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES REVISED PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEM INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WORKSHOP MANUAL AND THE ELECTRICAL AND VACCUM TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL (EVTM). *TT

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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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October 31, 1996 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

4EAT TRANSAXLE WILL BE AVAILABLE AS A FORD QUALITY RENEWAL (FQR) ASSY. *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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April 27, 1998 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON A NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHART. *YC

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May 1, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A SLIGHT DELAY FROM PARK-TO-REVERSE AND PARK-TO-DRIVE AFTER BEING PARKED FOR A LENGTHY PERIOD OF TIME. *TW

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May 1, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

AUTHORIZED WARRANTY PART REPLACEMENT OF BRAKE PADS TO CORRECT EXCESSIVE BRAKE NOISE. *TW

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November 18, 1996 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

WIRING – ELECTRICAL DIODE IDENTIFICATION AND SERVICE REPLACEMENTS. *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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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 185000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

LONG CRANK – STICKING IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE – VEHICLES BUILT FROM 11/1/94 THROUGH 3/30/96 -STALL – AFTER STARTING WHEN ENGINE ALLOWED TO SOAK FROM 1-4 HOURS – STICKING IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE. *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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November 18, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

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

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December 16, 1996 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, AND/OR P0308 STORED IN MEMORY. *TW

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December 2, 1996 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE -REPROGRAM POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) – SERVICE PROCEDURES – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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December 2, 1996 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307 AND/OR P0308 STORED IN MEMORY. *TW

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

THE FRONT BRAKES MAY HAVE A PERSISTENT SQUEAL DURING BRAKING AT SPEEDS BELOW 56 KM/H (35 MPH). *TT

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

A KNOCKING NOISE PROPORTIONAL TO WHEEL ROTATION MAY BE HEARD FROM THE FRONT BRAKES DURING GENTLE BRAKING. *TT

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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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September 20, 1999 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

SERVICE INFORMATION FOR MUSTY AND MILDEW TYPE ODORS COMING FROM THE AIR CONDITIONING / HEATING SYSTEM. *TT

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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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October 1, 1999 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT GRINDING NOISES, OR GREATER THAN NORMAL BRAKE ROUGHNESS WHEN APPLYING THE BRAKES IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSTALLING MOTORCRAFT BR-18 FRONT BRAKE PAD. *TT

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July 1, 1999 150000 SEAT BELTS

ENGINEERING IS REVIEWING PASSIVE RESTRAINT (MOTORIZED SEATBELT) SYSTEMS IN CERTAIN VEHICLES. *TT

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March 1, 2000 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH COMPACT DISC CHANGER MAY EXHIBIT A 6 DISC CD CHANGER THAT IS NOT EJECTING THE MAGAZINE OR IS NOT RESPONDING TO COMMAND FROM THE RADIO.

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November 1, 1996 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERVICING EVAPORATIVE EMISSION PURGE FLOW SYSTEM. *TW

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November 12, 1996 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPLACING DIAGNOSED FAILED COMPONENT. *TW

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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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June 28, 1999 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

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

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June 14, 1999 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARD / NO START CONDITION OCCURRING WHEN THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER IS PLUGGED IN WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW -18 DEGREES C (0 DEGREES F). *TT

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June 14, 1999 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION DESIGNED TO AID IN THE DIAGNOSIS, TESTING AND REPAIR OF NOISE, VIBRATION AND HARSHNESS (NVH) CONCERNS. *TT

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March 8, 1999 100000 POWER TRAIN

INFORMATION REGARDING REPROGRAMMING POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULES (PCMS). *TT

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March 8, 1999 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

INFORMATION REGARDING REPROGRAMMING POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULES (PCMS). *TT

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April 13, 1998 190000 TIRES

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

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January 21, 2002 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

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

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November 7, 2001 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

07-NOV-2001

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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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February 3, 1997 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

AIR CONDITIONING- R-134A TRACER DYE INSTALLED IN A/C SYSTEM AND THREE O-RING SPRING LOCK COUPLERS- SERVICE TIP. *JD

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February 3, 1997 034520 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

BRAKES- FRONT BRAKE “SQUEAL” BELOW 56 KM/H (35 MPH)- VEHICLE WITH 14 INCH WHEELS. *JD

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August 1, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT BRIEF SPARK KNOCK ON ACCELERATION DURING HOT WEATHER ONCE THE ENGINE HAS THOROUGHLY WARMED UP. *TT

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October 1, 1996 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

2.5L DURATEC ENGINE EXCHANGES NO LONGER INCLUDE FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE COMPONENT, OIL LEVEL INDICATOR, WATER PUMP BELT/TENSIONER, EGR TUBE, LINKSHAFT BRACKET OR EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. *TT

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October 1, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FOR CONCERNS OF STALLING, REFLASH PCM W/ 1996 CALIBRATION (R11 LEVEL). *TT

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November 1, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARD START/LONG CRANK, COLD START STALL, COLD ROUGH IDLE CONCERN. *MJS

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October 16, 1996 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

WAVE SPRING LOCATED UNDER THE FORWARD ONE-WAY CLUTCH IN NO LONGER ONE PIECE. IT HAS BEEN ‘SPLIT’. *TT

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December 7, 1998 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A NEW ELECTRICAL GREASE ( F8AZ – 19G208-AA ) TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF MOISTURE CORROSION AT THE TERMINALS. *YC

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December 1, 1998 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ON, STALL AT TIP-IN FROM IDLE, ENGINE HESITATION, AND / OR SURGE CAUSED BY THE MASS AIR FLOW (MAF) SENSOR. *TT

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December 1, 1998 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUBJECT REGARDING THE NGS FUEL ECONOMY TEST. *TT

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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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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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May 3, 1999 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

SUBJECT REGARDING DOOR TRIM PANEL REPLACEMENT – SERVICE TIP. *TT

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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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January 2, 1997 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

MIL LIGHT ON WITH DTC’S P0443 AND P1443. *JD

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July 1, 1999 151100 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

BRIEF INFORMATION ON PASSIVE RESTRAINT (MOTORIZED SEATBELT) SYSTEMS. *TT

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November 1, 1996 072000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

MIL LIGHT ON WITH DTC’S P0443 AND P1443. *TW

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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 034520 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

FRONT BRAKE SQUEAL/NOISE DURING LIGHT BRAKIE APPLICATIONS BELOW 35 MPH, REPLACE THE PADS/SHIMS KIT. *JD

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January 23, 1997 034520 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

FRONT BRAKE SQUEAL/NOISE DURING LIGHT BRAKE APPLICATIONS BELOW 35 MPH, REPLACE THE PADS/SHIMS KIT. *JD

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October 21, 1996 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

WINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS – FOG/FILM. *TW

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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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March 3, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FLUID- TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *JD

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June 1, 2001 022000 SUSPENSION:REAR

SOME VEHICLES PRODUCED THROUGH JULY 1999 MAY EXHIBIT REAR SUSPENSION SPRING FAILURE WITH NO RESULTING OPERATIONAL CONCERN. *TT

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June 14, 1999 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A PRIVATE LABELED MATERIAL TO BE USED FOR IRON PARTICLE / ACID RAIN SERVICE REPAIRS. *TT

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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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December 10, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

ENGINE OIL SYSTEM PRIMING PROCEDURES, SERVICE TIPS FOR REPORTS OF PREMATURE ENGINE FAILURE. *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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December 1, 1995 114400 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO INSTALL FUSE #7 IN FUSE PANEL AT PREDELIVERY. THE NEW DESIGN IGNITION SWITCH DOES NOT HAVE AN OFF POSITION. TO SHIP VEHICLES IN NEUTRAL, THE KEY WILL BE IN THE ‘ACCESSORY’ POSITION WITH FUSE #7 REMOVED. WHEN INSTALL

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December 1, 1995 114400 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

SOME VEHICLES BUILT AFER 1/25/95 MAY EXHIBIT AN INTERMITTENT HORN OPERATION WHILE FUNCTIONING AT VARIOUS STEERING WHEEL POSITIONS. THE HORN IS GROUNGED THROUGH THE STEERING WHEEL BEARINGS WHICH AT TIMES DOES NOT COMPLETE THE CIRCUIT. ENGI

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November 18, 1996 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1794 STORED IN CONTINUOUS MEMORY – PROBE WITH 2.5L, ESCORT WITH 1.8L AND ASPIRE. *TW

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November 18, 1996 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1794 STORED IN CONTINUOUS MEMORY – PROBE WITH 2.5L, ESCORT WITH 1.8L AND ASPIRE. *TW

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November 18, 1996 354300 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK

NOISE – RUMBLING NOISE FROM ROOF AREA – VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ROOF RACK. *TW

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October 14, 2002 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

CLIMATE CONTROL A/C SERVICE TECH TIPS. *EH

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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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October 1, 1996 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

INFORMATION FOR WHEN DIAGNOSING CONCERNS W/ FACTORY INSTALLED CELLULAR PHONES. *TT

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