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Ford Crown Victoria recall 96I002000

Recall 96I002000
Brakes, July 17, 1996
Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1992, 1993

Mfr's Report Date:
July 17, 1996

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96I002000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 17600

Summary:

Consequence:

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR BRAKE LINES, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE A SECTION OF THE REAR BRAKE LINES IF IT IS LEAKING. ALSO THE RUBBER SHIELD ON THE LINE WILL BE INSPECTED TO VERIFY THAT IT IS PROPERLY LOCATED AND IT WILL BE SECURED WITH AN ADDITIONAL WORM-DRIVE TYPE CLAMP.

Notes: SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; LINES; HOSE; NON-METALLIC. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: NON-ABS EQUIPPED POLICE VEHICLES. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 573. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. THE REAR BRAKE LINE CAN COME INTO CONTACT WITH A BODY WELD FLANGE AT THE LOWER DASH PANEL DURING PURSUIT OR SLALOM TYPE POLICE MANEUVERS.CONSEQUENCE OF PROBLEM: THIS CONDITION CAN WEAR A SMALL HOLE IN THE BRAKE LINECAUSING GRADUAL BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE EVENTUALLY RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF THEREAR SERVICE BRAKES.NOTE: FORD HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT SERVICE CAMPAIGN TOINSPECT THE BRAKE LINES ON THESE POLICE VEHICLES. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FORDAT 1-800-392-3673.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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