2008 Ford Crown Victoria

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Crown Victoria

STEERING

Recall number: 13V385000
Recall date: 08/29/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 FORD CROWN VICTORIA (INCLUDING CROWN VICTORIA POLICE INTERCEPTORS), MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, AND LINCOLN TOWN CAR VEHICLES. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED OR WERE ORIGINALLY SOLD IN CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, AND WISCONSIN. SEVERE CORROSION CAN SEIZE THE LOWER INTERMEDIATE SHAFT WHICH MAY CAUSE THE UPPER INTERMEDIATE SHAFT TO COLLAPSE AND THE STEERING COLUMN LOWER BEARING TO SEPARATE.

Consequence:

IF THE LOWER BEARING SEPARATES, THE VEHICLE MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF STEERING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER INTERMEDIATE SHAFT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE UPPER INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND STEERING COLUMN LOWER BEARING WILL BE INSPECTED TO IDENTIFY ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY HAVE OCCURRED AS A RESULT OF LOWER INTERMEDIATE SHAFT CORROSION, AND REPAIRED OR REPLACED AS NECESSARY. IF THE STEERING COLUMN LOWER BEARING HAS SEPARATED, A RETAINER CLIP WILL BE INSTALLED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OCTOBER 21, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13S08.


EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Recall number: 10V113000
Recall date: 03/23/2010

Problem Summary:

VAN-CON HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA OF A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 HANDICAP SCHOOL BUSES BUILT ON FORD AND CHEVY CHASSIS, FITTED WITH RICON PUBLIC USE LIFTS. THE RESTRAINT BELT ON THESE LIFTS WAS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE LIFT FROM MOVING, UNLESS THE TONGUE OF THE BELT IS FULLY ENGAGED AND LATCHED IN THE BUCKLE. RICON HAS DISCOVERED, HOWEVER, THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE OPERATOR TO INSERT THE BELT TONGUE INTO THE BUCKLE WITHOUT FULLY ENGAGING THE LATCHING MECHANISM. IN THIS CASE, THE RESTRAINT BELT WOULD APPEAR TO BE LATCHED, AND THE OPERATOR COULD RUN THE LIFT. IF THE RESTRAINT BELT TONGUE IS NOT FULLY ENGAGED INTO THE RESTRAINT BELT BUCKLE, AND LATCHED, THE LIFT MAY OPERATE WITH AN OCCUPANT ON THE PLATFORM.

Consequence:

THE USER OF THE LIFT COULD BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT MOVE WITHOUT THE RESTRAINT BELT PROPERLY BUCKLED.

Corrective Action:

VAN-CON IS WORKING WITH RICON AND RICON WILL BE HANDLING THE REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. PLEASE SEE RICON'S DEFECT REPORT 09E-060. RICON WILL PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A WARNING DECAL AND A DVD-BASED TRAINING AID. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 13, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-322-2884 OR BY EMAIL AT WWW.DMATA@WABTEC.COM.


SUSPENSION:FRONT:HUB

Recall number: 07V270000
Recall date: 06/26/2007

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A FRONT WHEEL BEARING AND HUB ASSEMBLY MAY FRACTURE DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT.

Consequence:

IF A HUB FRACTURES, IT MAY POTENTIALLY DETACH FROM THE WHEEL KNUCKLE, RESULTING IN THE WHEEL BEING RETAINED ONLY BY THE BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY. AS A RESULT, THE WHEEL MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT BOTH FRONT WHEEL BEARING AND HUB ASSEMBLIES AND REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 22, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/22/2007.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/16/2007 and 06/25/2007.


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