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Ford Crown Victoria Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
04/27/07 Certain passenger vehicles equipped with antilock brake systems (abs) fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 135, "passenger car brake systems." the front and rear right side brake lines may be reversed at the abs hydraulic control unit.

The brakes may not operate as intended, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will inspect the brake line connections and the hydraulic control unit and reposition them free of charge. the recallbegan on april 27, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 07c16.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/03/05 On certain police interceptors (cvpi) and commercial heavy duty (taxi) vehicles, at extremely high operating temperatures, the sound insulating panel, located under the vehicle positioned between the exhaust system and the underbody, could sag and possibly contact the surface of the catalytic converter.

If this occurs, the insulator might experience charring of the outer layer, burning odor, or smoke which may ultimately result in a fire.

Dealers will remove the existing dash insulator and install a revised design insulator pad free of charge. the recall began on june 3, 2005. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 05s032. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/13/02 Engine On certain natural gas model vehicles, a t-fitting that connects fuel tanks #3 and #4 can develop a leak when the solenoid valves are energized, such as when the ignition switch is in the on position or during refueling.

A gas leak of sufficient quantity concentrated in an area to create a combustible mixture and in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will install a redesigned "t" fitting on #4 fuel tank and tested for leakage. owner notification began september 13, 2002. owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/19/14 Suspension and Steering Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 ford crown victoria, 2005-2011 mercury grand marquis vehicles manufactured march 23, 2004, to august 30, 2011, and 2005-2011 lincoln town car vehicles manufactured march 8, 2004, to august 30, 2011, and on which the upper intermediate shaft was serviced during the course of safety recall 13v-385. the prior repairs may not have been correctly performed.

Improper servicing of the upper intermediate shaft could cause the shaft to separate, which can then result in a loss of steering control, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify the owners of vehicles whose repair records reflect that the upper intermediate steering shaft was repaired during the course of the prior recall 13v-385. dealers will inspect and replace the upper immediate shaft if necessary free of charge. the recall began november 17, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s25.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/22/07 Suspension and Steering On certain passenger vehicles, a front wheel bearing and hub assembly may fracture due to improper heat treatment.

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.

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.

Ford recall no. 07s54.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
07/15/04 Suspension and Steering Certain police, commercial, and passenger vehicles sold to fleets typically input higher loads into the vehicle chassis overloading the wheel bearings and axles.

This could lead to early bearing failure and ultimately to axle shaft fracture. in the event of axle shaft fracture, the vehicle would lose drive function and would coast to a stop. loss of drive function could lead to a crash.

Dealers will replace the rear wheel bearings, seals,and axle shafts. the recall began on july 15, 2004. owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 04s16. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot ( 1-888-327-4236).
04/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2003-2005 ford crown victoria and mercury grand marquis vehicles manufactured october 3, 2001, to august 2, 2005. the affected vehicles have a lighting control module (lcm) that may fail, resulting in a loss of headlights.

A loss of headlights can reduce driver visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lcm, free of charge. the recall began april 14, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s39.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/18/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, the battery cable includes a fusible link that may contact and subsequently chafe on a #2 cross member attaching bolt.

This condition may result in heat damage and could lead to a fire.

Dealers will inspect the fusible link and position it away from the cross member bolt. if the fusible link has already chafed and copper wires have been exposed, the fusible link will be replaced. the recall began on november 18, 2005. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673, or lincoln/mercury at 1-800-521-4140.

Ford recall no. 05s38. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/21/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: minivans and passenger vehicles. a restraint control module (rcm) or a side or front crash sensor may have been assembled with one or more of the screws that mount the circuit board in the housing missing. if some or all of the screws are missing, the performance of the occupant restrains could be affected.

In some cases, less than the intended level of protection in the event of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the rcm and crash sensors and, if necessary, replace them.

Owner notification began december 21, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
09/14/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning Certain passenger vehicles, limousines, and mini vans were built with a newly designed restraint control module (rcm). in some cases, the rcm does not recognize certain system faults that could result in an air bag or seat belt pre-tensioner unexpectedly activating during the self-test sequence at vehicle start-up.

This condition could result in personal injury.

Dealers will replace the rcm in these vehicles. owner notification began september 14, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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03/01/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. these vehicles may have been built with lower than the intended level of torque on the bolts that attach the air bag electronic crash sensor module to the vehicle.

A loose module could result in a delayed air bag deployment in the event of a vehicle crash.

Dealers will tighten the air bag electronic crash sensor attaching bolts.

All vehicles are either at the st. thomas assembly plant or at dealerships.no vehicles have been delivered to customers.no owner notification will be required.
11/22/06 Other Certain passenger vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 212, 'windshield mounting.' the windshield may not be properly secured to the vehicle body.

If the windshield is not properly retained to the vehicle, wind noise, squeak/rattles and/or water leaks may occur. also, loss of windshield retention may reduce occupant protection in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace the windshield free of charge. the recall began on november 22, 2006. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 06c15.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
08/08/03 Other On certain police and taxi vehicles equipped with steel wheels, some of the wheels may develop cracks in the rim near the weld line that connects the rim to the disk.

The cracks can ultimately result in rapid air loss from the tire and could affect vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect and replace the four road wheels and spare wheel with the manufacturing date codes of august 18, 2001 through september 22, 2002. in addition, ford is providing extended warranty coverage for wheels on 2003 crown victoria police interceptor and taxis built from october 1, 2002 through april 29, 2003. these wheels are exhibiting cracks at a substantially lower rate than those wheels included in the recall. owner notification began on august 8, 2003. owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 03s05.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/25/01 Other Vehicle description: passenger and sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans. equipped with seat belts supplied by trw. it is possible that the driver's and/or front passenger's outboard seat belt buckle may not fully latch. ford crown victoria built at st. thomas assembly plant from 4/17/00 - 5/29/01 mercury grand marquis built at st. thomas assembly plant from 4/17/00 - 5/29/01. lincoln town cars built at wixom assembly plant from 3/27/00 - 5/30/01. lincoln navigators built at michigan truck plant from 4/11/00 - 5/31/01. ford windstars built at oakville assembly plant from 3/23/00 - 5/30/01. ford rangers built at twin cities plant from 3/28/00 - 5/30/01, and also at the edison plant from 3/13/00 - 5/25/01. ford f-150 truck built at norfolk plant from 4/18/00 - 5/25/00; at ontario plant from 5/10/00 - 5/28/01; at kansas city plant from 9/11/99 - 5/25/01; and at cuautitlan plant from 5/16/00 - 6/9/01. ford super duty f-250, f-350, f-450, and f-550 trucks built at kentucky plant from 4/17/00 - 5/27/01; and at cuautitlan plant from 5/16/00 - 6/19/01. ford excursions built at kentucky plant from 4/17/00 - 10/2/00. ford expeditions built at michigan truck plant from 4/11/00 - 5/31/01.

In the event of a crash, the restraint system may not provide adequate occupant protection, increasing the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant.

Dealers will inspect the front outboard seat belt buckles and if the buckle fails the inspection process, it will be replaced. owner notification began july 25, 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 1-866-436-7332.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
05/19/00 Other Vehicle description: a windshield wiper control module may not be capable of carrying the current required during high load conditions on the wipers (i.e., ice, snow, or other debris).

This condition could result in inoperative wipers with no advance warning.

Dealers will inspect the wiper control modules and replace if necessary.

Owner notification began may 19, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/01/00 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. these vehicles may have been built with the left rear seat belt retractor attaching bolts incorrectly tightened.

In the event of a crash, the vehicle occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Dealers will tighten the retractor mounting bolts to the specified torque.

All vehicles are either at the st. thomas assembly plant or at dealerships.no vehicles have been delivered to customers.no owner notification will be required.

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Ford Crown Victoria Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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