1997 FORD Contour

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

8 Recalls for 1997 FORD Contour

Recall Date Component Summary
May 5, 1999 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TERMINALS AT THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH AND WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR CAN EXPERIENCE HEAT DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF OVERHEATING.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A HEADLAMP SWITCH WIRING CONNECTOR CONTAINING BRONZE TERMINALS AND AN INSPECTION, AND REPLACEMENT IF NECESSARY, OF THE HEADLAMP SWITCH.

September 18, 1998 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE FLOOR SHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL CAN BE DAMAGED IF SUBJECTED TO CERTAIN INTERIOR CLEANING PRODUCTS. THE GEAR POSITION INDICATOR CAN DETERIORATE AND NOT CORRECTLY INDICATE THE ACTUAL GEAR POSITION.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLOOR SHIFT CONTROL.

November 17, 1997 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BI-FUEL VEHICLES MODIFIED TO RUN ON EITHER GASOLINE OR COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG). THE NATURAL GAS FUEL TANKS HAVE A SOLENOID SHUT-OFF VALVE THAT STOPS FUEL FLOW FROM THE FUEL TANK IN THE EVENT OF CERTAIN MODERATE TO SEVERE COLLISIONS. IF THE VEHICLE IS IN A COLLISION AND THE NATURAL GAS FUEL LINE IS DAMAGED, THE SYSTEM COULD LEAK NATURAL GAS.

Remedy:

FORD HAS REQUESTED OWNERS OF THESE VEHICLES TO HAVE THE CNG FUEL SYSTEM DISABLED UNDER A PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGN AND TO ONLY USE GASOLINE FUEL UNTIL A PERMANENT CORRECTIVE ACTION IS DEVELOPED. OWNERS ARE BEING ALERTED TO THIS SOLENOID VALVE CONCERN AT THIS TIME. THE TIMING OF CORRECTIVE ACTIONS IS BEING DELAYED TO ALLOW BOTH CONDITIONS TO BE REMEDIED AT ONE TIME. IN THE MEANTIME, THERE IS NOT RISK AS LONG AS THE NATURAL GAS SYSTEM HAS BEEN DISABLED AND THE VHEICLE IS ONLY OPERATED ON GASOLINE.

April 14, 2008 SUSPENSION

FEDERAL MOGUL IS RECALLING 6,903 AFTERMARKET BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES SHIPPED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 9, 2007 AND MARCH 26, 2008, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS. THE PART NUMBERS PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS ARE: K7147, K7329, K8683, AND 104353. THESE PARTS WERE MADE FOR USE ON THE VARIOUS VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE.

Remedy:

FEDERAL MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 22, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL MOGUL AT 877-489-6659.

March 13, 2006 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

CERTAIN AFTERMARKET BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT BRAKE CYLINDERS FOR CERTAIN FORD, DAIMLERCHRYSLER, AND JEEP PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE BRAKE CYLINDERS WERE SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF NAPA, RAYBESTOS, AIMCO, AC DELCO, CARQUEST, BENDIX, AND WAGNER. ONLY PRODUCTS THAT WERE MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 27, 2005 THROUGH JANUARY 17, 2006 (DATE CODES 0529 THROUGH 0602) ARE SUBJECT TO THIS RECALL. WHEN SUBJECT TO VERY COLD TEMPERATURES, AN INTERNAL SEAL IN THE MASTER CYLINDER COULD LOSE FLEXIBILITY AND MAY CAUSE BRAKE FLUID TO LEAK.

Remedy:

AFFINIA (BRAKE PARTS, INC.) WILL REPLACE THE SUBJECT BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 20, 2006. OWNERS CAN CONTACT AFFINA GROUP CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-323-0354.

March 9, 2000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS). A PRESSURE CONSCIOUS REDUCING VALVE (PCRV) IN THE REAR BRAKES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CORROSION AND RESULT IN MALFUNCTION, WHEN OPERATED IN AREAS THAT USE SALT COMPOUNDS ON THE ROADWAY FOR DE-ICING OR DUST CONTROL.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL IMPROVED PCRV’S IN THE REAR BRAKE SYSTEM. THIS RECALL WAS EXPANDED IN SEPTEMBER 2000 TO INCLUDE 1999 AND 2000 FORD CONTOUR, MERCURY MYSTIQUE AND COUGAR VEHICLES.

July 9, 2001 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ON CERTAIN MY 1996-1998 PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT AT THE KANSAS CITY, CUAUTITLAN ASSEMBLY PLANTS OR ON MY 1999 PASSENGER VEHCLES BUILT AT THE AUTOMOTIVE ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY PLANTS, THE ROUGH SURFACE OF THE HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR’S STAINLESS STEEL BLADES CAN DAMAGE THE COPPER SURFACE OF THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR. THE DAMAGE COULD, OVER TIME, CAUSE INCREASED RESISTANCE IN THE CONNECTOR AND, DUE TO SUBSEQUENT TERMINAL RELAXATION, RESULT IN AN OPEN CIRCUIT CONDITION.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR AND A NEW WIRE JUMPER HARNESS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 29, 2001. 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.

July 9, 2001 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT

THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1995-1997 FORD CONTOUR AND MERCURY MYSTIQUE VEHICLES. THE HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR COULD OVERHEAT CAUSING THE ATTACHED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TO MELT.

Remedy:

FORD WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE HEATER BLOWER SWITCH FOR 10 YEARS FROM ORIGINAL DATE OF SALE OF THE VEHICLE OR 150,000 MILES, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR AND A NEW WIRE JUMPER HARNESS FREE OF CHARGE.

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

11 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1997 FORD Contour

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Date Component  
electrical/battery
OTHER (identify in Problem Description Box)
paint
lights (exterior & interior)
brakes
transmission
OTHER (identify in Problem Description Box)
suspension
fuel system
transmission
suspension

229 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1997 FORD Contour

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Date Component  
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10024446
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 813279
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
ODI Number: 750189
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
ODI Number: 750189
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10496621
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10469368
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 10332136
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES | PARKING BRAKE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10260956
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10247601
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
ODI Number: 10213063
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
ODI Number: 10208704
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10197454
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
ODI Number: 10195359
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10188634
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10177390
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
ODI Number: 10163172
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS | INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10137589
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 10132771
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 10129328
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10119131
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS | SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
ODI Number: 10114124
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10108423
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10103412
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
ODI Number: 10099997
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10097767
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
ODI Number: 10079087
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10069482
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10064087
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10060791
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10057363
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES
ODI Number: 10052108
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULA
ODI Number: 10049024
STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10046326
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10042928
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10033731
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 10023195
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10024446
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:FLASHER UNIT
ODI Number: 10021296
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10014494
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS
ODI Number: 10018359
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 10016788
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10012324
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 10012321
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10006962
SEATS
ODI Number: 10003795
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10001547
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 10004408
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
ODI Number: 10003586
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 8022995
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10000468
WHEELS
ODI Number: 8021444
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 9004255
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 8016502
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS | INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 8015232
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 8018503
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 8011421
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 8012269
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
ODI Number: 8008830
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 8000581
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 8000579
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ODI Number: 8000577
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING | SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE
ODI Number: 8000833
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 8001306
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 8001305
STEERING
ODI Number: 10006000
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 8018500
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 899392
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 899604
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 897767
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 895736
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
ODI Number: 894186
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 896470
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
ODI Number: 891934
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 896350
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR
ODI Number: 895899
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 892206
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 885939
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 885834
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 890908
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
ODI Number: 885770
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 884135
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 880863
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
ODI Number: 882999
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
ODI Number: 881349
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ODI Number: 879126
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
ODI Number: 878295
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 870297
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 861720
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 857368
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 856928
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 860215
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING | SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 860463
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 860462
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
ODI Number: 858935
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
ODI Number: 857825
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 857096
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 860747
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 858436
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL
ODI Number: 852863
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 850180
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 850548
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 851634
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 849264
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 851621
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 850046
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 851486
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 852971
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
ODI Number: 846182
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
ODI Number: 848153
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 844877
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 844089
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 846126
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | STEERING | TIRES
ODI Number: 844803
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 847973
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ODI Number: 845565
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 847179
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
ODI Number: 847910
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 845082
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 846310
STEERING | TIRES
ODI Number: 845473
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 847091
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
ODI Number: 842073
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
ODI Number: 835650
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 838139
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 833827
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 834423
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR
ODI Number: 834361
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 824924
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 825579
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 826627
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 828152
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 823457
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 820621
WHEELS
ODI Number: 815414
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 813279
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 810811
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 809170
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 782713
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 767012
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
ODI Number: 766905
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 764858
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 763334
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 762206
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 757724
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 757225
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
ODI Number: 757224
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 755989
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 755689
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 754113
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:FLASHER UNIT | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
ODI Number: 752911
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 752171
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
ODI Number: 750189
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 748196
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
ODI Number: 747996
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 743978
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 742778
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 738894
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 738869
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 739343
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:AUXILLARY TANK:SELECTOR DEVICES
ODI Number: 737586
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 736977
TIRES
ODI Number: 735417
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 735371
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER | SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 734091
TIRES
ODI Number: 733823
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 731953
TIRES | TIRES
ODI Number: 730479
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 728571
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 728283
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 727514
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
ODI Number: 725419
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 724589
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 725277
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 723395
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:POWER STEERING FLUID | STEERING:RACK AND PINION | STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS | SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 721426
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:FLASHER UNIT
ODI Number: 721734
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 719725
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT | POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS
ODI Number: 719508
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV) | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE) | EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER | SE
ODI Number: 718571
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 717766
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 714080
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 714255
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 711523
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS
ODI Number: 710723
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 709176
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 708212
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
ODI Number: 707474
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 706298
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 706208
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 706706
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
ODI Number: 704962
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM | STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 703938
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 702190
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 700136
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 700049
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
ODI Number: 605867
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 607423
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 606906
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 564094
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 564094
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 563480
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENE
ODI Number: 563480
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 562220
TIRES
ODI Number: 562582
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 556946
TIRES
ODI Number: 554329
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 553742
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 553215
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
ODI Number: 552150
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 552150
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 552150
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 550229
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 550229
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 550229
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR
ODI Number: 550229
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 547309
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 537111
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ODI Number: 535095
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 534405
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 532485
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
ODI Number: 528473
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 529145
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 525851
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 517430
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 515814
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 511916
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 511086
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS | INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 746500
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 817200
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4 Investigations for 1997 FORD Contour

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

173 Service Alerts for 1997 FORD Contour

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

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 17, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 1, 1998 150000 SEAT BELTS

SUBJECT REGARDING SEAT BELT LOCATOR BUTTON REPLACEMENT. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 7, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 1, 2001 063130 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND/OR EGR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES 332, P0401, P1407 (LACKOF EGR FLOW). *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 1, 1998 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SOME VEHICLES MAYE XHIBIT EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0171 AND P0172 STORED IN MEMORY. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 1, 1998 062100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

CONCERNS WITH TEMPERATURE READS HIGH WITHIN NORMAL RANGE WHEN ENGINE IS AT NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE. *YC

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 16, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

SERVICE TIPS FOR SURFACE DEFECT REMOVAL WITHOUT REPAINTING. *YC

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 16, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

REPAIRS TO VINYL COVERED SURFACES. *YC

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 1, 1996 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED W/ AN AX4S TRANSAXLE MAY HAVE BEEN SHIPPED W/ A LOW TRANSAXLE FLUID LEVEL. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 15, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

July 10, 2000 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A NO START CONDITION AND / OR THE 10 AMP GFI INJECTOR FUSE MAY OPEN. *JB

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 1, 1998 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SUBJECT ON ENGINE BLOCK HEATERS. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK.*JB

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

August 1, 1998 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

SOME VEHICLES WITH CD4E TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION OF NO CRANK / NO START IN PARK. VEHICLE WILL CRANK AND START IN NEUTRAL. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 1, 1998 020000 SUSPENSION

EXHIBITING A NOISE IN THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE AND POSSIBLY CAUSED BY A FRONT STABILIZER BAR OR LINK NOISE. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

July 26, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 4, 2002 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE CD4E TRANSAXLE MAY EXHIBIT HARSH AND DELAYED 1-2/2-3 UPSHIFTS AFTER TRANSAXLE OR TURBINE SHAFT SPEED SENSOR REPLACEMENT, POSSIBLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES 628, 642, 645, 646, 647, 648, P0731, P0732, P0734, P0

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

May 12, 2003 090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 2, 1998 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

DURING REMOVAL THE LICENSE PLATE ATTACHING FASTENERS MAY BREAK. *YC

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 27, 1998 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON A NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHART. *YC

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

May 1, 1997 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

VEHICELS BUILT IN JANUARY 1997 MAY EXHIBIT MIL ILLUMINATION WITH A CODE P0171. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

May 1, 1997 090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

SOME 96 & 97 VEHICLES MISBUILT WITH 1998 MODEL YEAR FUEL GAUGE. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

May 1, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

ENGINE OIL PRESSURE SPECIFICATION. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

May 1, 1997 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS OF DOORS THAT LOCK INADVERTENTLY. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 17, 1997 022000 SUSPENSION:REAR

TRANSAXLE- CD4E- HARSH SHIFT AND/OR ENGAGEMENT- DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) 628 OR P0741- SERVICE TIP. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 1, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

BUZZ/RATTLE ON TIP IN – INSTRUMENT PANEL AREA. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 23, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

THE THIRD/FOURTH SYNCHRONIZER ASSEMBLY SHOULD BE INSTALLED WITH THE LARGE COLLAR FACING OUTWARD (TOWARD REVERSE GEAR). *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 18, 1996 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

WIRING – ELECTRICAL DIODE IDENTIFICATION AND SERVICE REPLACEMENTS. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 23, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

THE THIRD/FOURTH SYNCHRONIZER ASSEMBLY SHOULD BE INSTALLED WITH THE LARGE COLLAR FACING OUTWARD- THE SERVICE MANUAL INCORRECTLY ADVISES TO INSTALL THE THIRD/FOURTH GEAR ASSEMBLY WITH THE SMALL COLLAR FACING OUT. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 23, 1997 100000 POWER TRAIN

BEGINNING DECEMBER 2, 1996 (BEGINNING TRAN SERIAL NUMBER (6337-0001)) ALL CD4E TRANSAXLES ARE BUILT WITH A REDESIGNED PUMP BODY SEPARATOR PLATE AND PUMP BODY SEPARATOR PLATE GASKET. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 23, 1997 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

INTERMITTENT SURGING, BUCKING OR SHUDDER CONCERN, INTERMEDIATE ERRATIC SPEEDOMETER AND/OR POSSIBLY DTC 452- INSPECT THE VSS AND SPEEDO GEAR. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 23, 1997 330000 INTERIOR LIGHTING

LOW COOLANT LIGHT ILLUMINATION ON 2.5L VEHICLES. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 20, 1997 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

DOOR GLASS – WINDOW BELT LINE MOULDING LOOSE OR FALLS OFF – VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 10/31/96. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 18, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

TRANSAXLE – CD4E – NEW DESIGN PARKING PAWL RATCHET SPRING AND PARKING CAM ACTUATING LEVER ASSEMBLY. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 1, 1998 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CUSTOMERS CONCERN OF A RATTLING SOUND FROM ENGINE TIMING BELT AREA DURING WARM-UP. *YC

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 2, 1996 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 2, 1996 051000 PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL

PARKING BRAKE – PARKING BRAKE STICKS AND BINDS – DOES NOT RELEASE – VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH REAR DISC BRAKES. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 27, 1998 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

AN ENGINE COOLANT LOSS MAY OCCUR FROM THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER AREA. *YC

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 27, 1998 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

ISSUE WITH DOOR SPEAKER GRILLES MAY CRACK DURING NORMAL USAGE ON SOME VEHICLES. *YC

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 1, 1999 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SUBJECT REGARDING TECHINICAL HOTLINE ASSISTANCE FOR BI-FUEL VEHICLES WITH GFI ALTERNATE FUEL SYSTEMS. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 18, 1998 050000 PARKING BRAKE

SOME VEHICLES PARKING BRAKE EQUIPPED WITH REAR DISC BRAKES MAY STICK AND/OR BIND WHEN ATTEMPTING TO RELEASE. *YC

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

September 1, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION REGARDING CLUNK/RATTLE ON TIP-IN OR TRANSMISSION GEAR ENGAGEMENT. *MJS

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

September 20, 1999 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 10, 1997 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 3, 1997 103600 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

LEAK- AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID- CD4E TRANSAXLE IN FLUID COLLECTION ON MAIN CONTROL ASSEMBLY. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

September 15, 2003 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) – SERVICE TIPS. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 1, 1999 114100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

UNDER HOOD WIRE HARNESS. ADDITIONAL 10 YEARS OR 100,000 MILES. FORD. *KB

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 1, 1999 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

SUBJECT REGARDING THE SPEED CONTROL SWITCH VOLTAGE READINGS – SERVICE TIP. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

BUZZ/RATTLE ON TIP IN DURING CRUISE THAT APPEARS TO COME FROM CENTER OF RIGHT SIDE OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 1997 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

CONCERNS OF LOCKING DOORS, A REVISED DOOR LOCK BEZEL IS COMING. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

BEGINNING DECEMBER 2, 1996 ALL CD4E TRANSAXLES ARE BUILT WITH A REDESIGNED PUMP BODY SEPARATOR PLATE AND PUMP BODY SEPARATOR PLATE GASKET. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INTERMITTENT SURGING, BUCKING OR SHUDDER CONCERN, INTERMEDIATE ERRATIC SPEDDOMETER AND/OR POSSIBLY DTC452. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 1997 330000 INTERIOR LIGHTING

ENGINEERING IS INVESTIGATING INCIDENTS OF LOW COOLANT LIGHT ILLUMINATION ON 2.5L CONTOUR/MYSTIQUES. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 11, 1996 132000 VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

CONCERNS OF MOULDING AT BOTTOM OF DOOR WINDOW GLASS COMING LOOSE. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 11, 1996 022000 SUSPENSION:REAR

SQUEAKS FROM THE REAR SUSPENSION. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 7, 1997 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

REPLACEMENT HEADLAMP BULBS – SEVERAL AFTERMARKET COMPANIES ARE OFFERING REPLACEMENT BULBS WITH A HIGHER WATTAGE THAT ARE NOT DOT APPROVED – SOLD WITH DISCLAIMER OF “FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY” – THE BULBS DRAW MORE CURRENT THAN THE OEM BULBS A

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 10, 1997 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

REAR APPLIQUES – SERVICE KIT BEING DEVELOPED TO REPAIR DAMAGED APPLIQUES FROM LICENSE PLATE CHANGES. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 11, 1997 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

BATTERY ILLUMINATION AND DECREASED POWER STEERING ASSIST WHEN DRIVING THROUGH DEEP PUDDLES. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 14, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

HARSH SHIFTS AND/OR HARSH ENGAGEMENT ACCOMPANIED BY DTC’S 628 OR P0741. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 1, 1997 138000 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

VEHICLES HAVE A CABIN AIR FILTER THAT MUST BE CHANGED EVERY 15000 MILES. *JD

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

August 3, 1998 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

A DIRECT REPLACEMENT PART FOR THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CANISTER AND BRACKET ASSEMBLY. AK

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

August 1, 1999 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

CONCERNS WITH 2.5L ENGINE EQUIPPED VEHICLES AND CD4E TRANSAXLE EXHIBITING A STARTER GRINDING NOISE AND / OR LACK OF STARTER DRIVE ENGAGEMENT. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 1, 1998 011000 STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 6/16/98 MAY HAVE A BROKEN/DETACHED IP CLUSTR BEZEL GAPHIDER. THE HIDER IS A HINGED FLAP BETWEEN THE STEERING COLUMN SHROUD AND THE IP BEZEL. *MJS

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 1, 1998 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

STALL ON COLD START WHEN COLD. *AK

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

May 1, 1999 020000 SUSPENSION

EXPERIENCING VIBRATION AT 60 – 70 MPH (110 – 12- KPH). *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

June 28, 1999 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 8, 1999 100000 POWER TRAIN

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 8, 1999 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 18, 2002 091100 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

SUBJECT REGARDING ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS TANK INSPECTION. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 13, 1998 190000 TIRES

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT BRAKE GROAN. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 1, 2001 121300 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (DRL) MAY EXHIBIT THE HIGH BEAM INDICATOR IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FLASHING WHEN THE DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS ARE ON. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

August 9, 2004 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE(S) P0420 AND/OR P0430. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 1, 2002 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CONCERN WITH HEADLAMPS AND/OR INSTRUMENT PANEL LAMPS DIMMING SLIGHTLY AT IDLE. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 26, 2001 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

SOME COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT ROUGH IDLE OR NO START WHEN COLD. *TT

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January 1, 2002 021600 SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A NOISE THAT APPEARS TO COME FROM THE FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT

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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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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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September 1, 2000 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 2.5L DURATEC ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT AN ENGINE OVERHEAT CONDITION DUE TO LACK OF CIRCULATION OF COOLANT. *JB

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May 1, 1997 072200 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT MIL ILLUMINATION WITH A CODE OF P0171 – THIS MAY BE CAUSED BY A DISCONNECTED FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR VCUUM HOSE. *TW

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May 1, 1997 138000 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM – VACUUM MOTOR LINKS FALLING OFF – REPAIR WITH LOCALLY PROCURED STAR WASHER. *TW

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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 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

CARPET- POOR FIT AND/OR PULLS FROM UNDERNEATH COWL SIDE TRIM PANEL- VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 10/18/96. *JD

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January 23, 1997 101100 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/HAND LEVER(MOTORCYCLE)

VEHICLES EXHIBITING HARSH SHIFTS AND/OR HARSH ENGAGEMENT ACCOMPANIED BY DTCS 628 OR P0741. *JD

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February 1, 1997 063130 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

EGR ISSUES – IF NORMAL PC/ED DIAGNOSIS FAILS, FAILURE MAY BE DUE TO CARBON DEPOSITS. *TW

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November 1, 2000 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L DURATEC (24V) ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0420 AND / OR P0430. *TT

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August 1, 1998 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

SOME VEHICLES WITH CD4E TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION OF NO CRANK / NO START IN PARK. VEHICLE WILL CRANK AND START IN NEUTRAL. *TT

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

INVESTIGATING MIL ON ACCOMPANIED BY CODE 1405. *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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December 7, 1998 103300 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

SAFETY RECALL INVOLVING CERTAIN VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE SHIFT INDICATOR (PRNDL) BEZEL – PART AVAILABILITY). *TT

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December 7, 1998 103300 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

SAFETY RECALL INVOLVING CERTAIN VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE SHIFT INDICATOR (PRNDL) BEZEL. *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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November 1, 1998 114200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

SOME VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 6/16/98 MAY HAVE A BROKEN / DETACHED INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER BEZEL GAPHIDER. *TT

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October 10, 1996 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

COMPLAINTS OF STALLING ON 1996 & 1997 VEHICLES W/ 2.0L CD4E. *TT

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October 14, 1996 114100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

DIAGNOSING CHARGING OR STARTING SYSTEM CONCERNS OF POTENTIAL CHAFE BETWEEN CIRCUIT 30 & THE SUBFRAME IN THE AREA BETWEEN THE ALTERNATOR & THE MEGA-FUSE. *TT

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October 14, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

NEW PCM CALIBRATION TO CORRECT LOW SPEED MANEUVER, HIGH AMBIENT TEMP, & START/RUN/STALL CONCERNS. *TT

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January 1, 2000 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE AFTER SERVICE.

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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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April 1, 1998 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A NOISE IN THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. *YC

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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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June 1, 1999 020000 SUSPENSION

CONCERNS WITH VIBRATION AT 60 – 70 MPH. *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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 12, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A STALL OR ROUGH IDLE AFTER STARTING IN AMBIENT TEMPERATURES. *YC

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October 4, 1999 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

CONCERNS WITH A HARSH SHIFT FELT AT LARGE THROTTLE OPENINGS (OR AT HEAVY ACCELERATION RATE) ON SOME VEHICLES. *TT

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November 1, 1999 138120 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT

OWNER NOTIFICATION PROGRAM PROVIDING ADDITIONAL COVERAGE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE BLOWER SWITCH, RESISTOR AND ATTACHED WIRE CONNECTORS. THIS ADDITIONAL COVERAGE IS PROVIDED IN CASE THE VEHICLE OWNER EXPERIENCES DURABILITY CONCERNS WITH THES

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September 1, 1999 138120 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT

OWNER NOTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR ADDITONAL COVERAGE ON HEATER BLOWER SWITCH, RESISTOR AND ATTACHED WIRE CONNECTORS REPLACEMENT. THIS ADDITIONAL COVERAGE IS PROVIDED IN CASE THE VEHICLE OWNER EXPERIENCES DURABILITY CONCERNS WITH THESE COMPO

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May 3, 1999 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

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

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May 3, 1999 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A GROANING NOISE FROM THE FRONT BRAKES DURING CITY DRIVING. *TT

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August 1, 2001 138120 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF FUNCTION WITH THE HEATER BLOWER MOTOR SWITCH IN ONE OR MORE SWITCH POSITIONS. *SLC

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July 21, 2003 103600 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER – SERVICE TIPS. 2003 ESCORT AND SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. *TT

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March 20, 2000 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

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

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January 1, 2000 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.0L ENGINES MAY EXHIBIT SYMPTOMS OF CLUTCH SLIPPAGE OR NO CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT AFTER PERFORMINB REPAIRS TO THE CLUTCH SYSTEM. *MJS

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March 3, 1997 052000 PARKING BRAKE:DRIVELINE

PARKING BRAKE- PARKING BRAKE STICKS AND BINDS- DOES NOT RELEASE- VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH REAR DISC BRAKES. *JD

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March 3, 1997 220000 SEATS

INTERIOR- LEATHER SEAT CLEANING PROCEDURE- SERVICE TIP. *JD

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January 10, 2000 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

INFORMATION REGARDING SEVERAL INTERNAL CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED ON THE MRX-75 TRANSAXLE TO IMPROVE SHIFT EFFORTS. *MJS

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January 2, 1997 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

CONCERNS OF LOCKING DOORS, A REVISED DOOR LOCK BEZEL IS COMING- CUSTOMERS MAY LOCK THEMSELVES OUT OF THE VEHICLE. *JD

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July 1, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SUBJECT REGARDING FORD QUALITY RENEWAL (FQR) ASSEMBLIES. *TT

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September 1, 1999 105500 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

CONCERNS WITH VEHICLES EXHIBITING A DRIVELINE RATTLE OR CLUNKING TYPE NOISE DURING TIP-IN OR TRANSMISSION GEAR ENGAGEMENT. *TT

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September 1, 1999 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

EXHIBITING A STARTER GRINDING NOISE AND / OR LACK OF STARTER DRIVE ENGAGEMENT. *TT

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November 29, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

THIS BULLETIN ADDRESSES AN ISSUE WITH THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID SEEPING FROM THE VENT, RESULTING IN FLUID COLLECTING ON THE MAIN CONTROL ASSEMBLY. *TT

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October 1, 1999 020000 SUSPENSION

VEHICLES WITH REAR DISC BRAKES MAY EXHIBIT A SQUEAK IN THE REAR SUSPENSION AREA. *TT

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October 1, 1999 020000 SUSPENSION

CUSTOMER MAY COMMENT ON VIBRATION AT 60 – 70 MPH AT CRUISE. *TT

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October 1, 1999 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

EXHIBITING A DRIVELINE RATTLE OR CLUNKING TYPE NOISE DURING TIP-IN OR TRANSMISSION GEAR ENGAGEMENT. *TT

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March 1, 1999 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SUBJECT REGARDING TECHNICAL HOTLINE ASSISTANCE FOR BI-FUEL VEHICLES. *TT

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March 1, 1999 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

CONCERNS WITH THE LEFT AIR CONDITIONING PANEL REGISTER DISCHARGE TEMPERATURE THAT IS WARMER THAN THE CENTER AND / OR RIGHT VENTS. *TT

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March 1, 1999 114400 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

SUBJECT REGARDING 60 AMP FUSE BLOWN. *TT

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March 1, 1999 141000 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

SOME VEHICLES MAY REQUIRE STEERING WHEEL AND AIRBAG REPLACEMENT. *TT

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May 1, 1999 020000 SUSPENSION

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A VIBRATION AT 60 – 70 MPH (100 – 115 KPH). *TT

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May 1, 1999 162700 STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

INFORMATION REGARDING DECKLID RELEASE ISSUES. *TT

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November 23, 1998 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

MINIMAL CLEARANCE OF THE CD4E TRANSAXLE TO SUBFRAME MAKES TRANSAXLE INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL MORE DIFFICULT. *YC

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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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October 1, 1996 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

COMPLAINTS OF STALLING ON VEHICLES WITH 2.0L CD4E ENGINES. *TT

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October 1, 1996 073200 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

CONCERN OF ONE OR MORE INJECTORS STAYING ON AT TIMES.

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November 13, 2000 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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

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March 25, 1996 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SUBJEC REGARDING THE MTX-75 TRANSAXLES WILL BE INSTALLED CERTAIN MODE YEAR VEHICLES. *TT

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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 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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March 1, 1999 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LEFT AIR CONDITIONING PANEL REGISTER DISCHARGE TEMPERATURE THAT IS WARMER THAN THE CENTER AND / OR RIGHT VENTS. *TT

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March 1, 1999 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SOME VEHICLES BUILT BETWEEN AUGUST 1997 AND FEBRUARY 1998 MAY EXHIBIT AN ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) LIGHT ON AND THE BLOWER INOPERATIVE. *TT

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March 1, 1999 141000 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

SUBJECT ON STEERING WHEEL & AIRBAG REPLACEMENT. *TT

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March 21, 2005 071100 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

GUIDANCE FOR CNG TANK INSPECTION FOR VEHICLES PRODUCED AFTER DECEMBER 2, 1996. *TT UPDATE. *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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September 1, 2001 021600 SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A NOISE THAT APPEARS TO COME FROM THE FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT

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July 1, 2001 138000 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A/C DISCHARGE AIR TEMPERATURES DIFFERENCES OF GREATER THAN 10 DEGREES F FROM REGISTERS ON LEFT SIDE OF DASH THAN ON RIGHT. *TT

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April 17, 2000 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

DUE TO AN INTERNAL DESIGN CHANGE TO THE SOLENOID TANK VALVE, THE PRESSURE RELEASE DEVICE (PRD) CAN NO LONGER BE REMOVED FROM THE TANK VALVE WITHOUT FIRST VENTING THE FUEL TANK. **MR

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May 26, 2003 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

VEHICLES WITHOUT THE COOLANT LOCK-OFF MAY EXHIBIT A NO START CONDITION. *TT

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May 26, 2003 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG). ROUGH IDLE OR NO START WHEN COLD. VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CNG BI-FUEL ENGINE ONLY. *TT

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October 1, 2002 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

REPLACEMENT SPEAKER INSTALLATION TIPS. *TT

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October 14, 2002 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

CLIMATE CONTROL A/C SERVICE TECH TIPS. *EH

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December 16, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

TRANSAXLE – CD4E – HARSH SHIFT AND/OR ENGAGEMENT – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 628 OR P0741. *TW

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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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November 1, 1998 140000 AIR BAGS

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED ITH 2.0L MAY REQUIRE REPLACEMENT OF THE LEFT AIR BAG MODULE OR STEERING WHEEL DURING NORMAL REPAIR SITUATIONS. *MJS

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May 1, 1999 162700 STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

ONLINE SERVICE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO VARIOUS DECKLID RELEASE ISSUES. *TT

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

EXPERIENCING A FRONT BRAKE GROAN DURING CITY DRIVING. *TT

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May 1, 1999 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARD TO SHIFT CONDITION IN COLD WEATHER. *TT

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May 1, 1997 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

CONCERNS OF SULPHUR ODOR FROM EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TW

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May 1, 1997 138000 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM VACUUM MOTOR LINKS FALLING OFF MAY BE REPAIRED BY ADDING THE APPROPRIATE SIZE INTERNAL STAR WASHER RETAINER TO THE END OF THE SHAFT AFTER INSTALLING THE LINK. *TW

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February 18, 1997 105500 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

CLICKING NOISE CAUSED BY DIFFERENTIAL LUBE TUBE CONTACTING DIFFERENTIAL CASE. *TW

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February 24, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

MICRON FILTER – REMINDER THAT THE FILTER MUST BE CHANGED EVERY 15000 MILES – SYMPTOMS THAT MIGHT INDICATE NEED FOR CHANGE INCLUDE POOR A/C-HEATER PERFORMANCE AND/OR WINDOW FOGGING. *TW

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