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Lincoln Town Car Recalls

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12/01/10 Executive coach is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 lincoln town car limousines. the fuel rail shield was left off during manufacturing. in a frontal impact the engine could potentially bend or rupture fuel lines if the replacement shield is not in place, causing those lines to leak fuel.

Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Executive coach will supply kits and installation instructions to have vehicles repaired at a facility of the owner's choice. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on december 1, 2010. owners may contact executive coach at 888-322-9272.

Executive coach safety recall no. fr5010.owners 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 .
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.
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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).
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).
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).
11/27/00 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles with midnight black or medium parchment seat belts manufactured on july 31, 2000, fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." an incorrect driver's side rear seat belt and retractor assembly may have been installed.

In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

Dealers will inspect the seat belts and replace the affected seat belt and retractor assemblies.

Owner notification began november 27, 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).
11/13/00 Other Vehicle description: certain passenger vehicles with medium graphite seat belts fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." an incorrect front center seat belt and retractor assembly may have been installed.

In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

All suspect vehicles have had the seat belts inspected or replaced by ford.

No owner notification is required in this campaign.this campaign is 100% completed.
10/26/00 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and mini vans equipped with trw seat belt buckle assemblies. the buckle base of these seat belt assemblies were not properly heat treated and therefore do not pass the load bearing requirement of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies."

In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

Dealers will inspect the date code on certain seat belt buckles of your vehicle and replace all seat belt buckles that fall within the suspect date code range. owner notification began october 26, 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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Lincoln Town Car 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.