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Ford Explorer Recall 97V083000

Ford Recalls 1992-1994 Explorer Vehicles for Mirror Switch Issue

Body, Interior & Misc., June 4, 1997

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Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 1992-1994 Explorer vehicles for a concern with the mirror control switch. In some cases, the mirror control switch could short circuit, resulting in smoke or a fire. Dealers will install an in-line 10 amp fuse in the positive battery feed to the switch.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1992, 1993, 1994

Manufacturer's Report Date: June 4, 1997

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 97V083000

NHTSA Action Number: PE96066

Component: VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 610,000

Summary: A SHORT CIRCUIT CONDITION CAN OCCUR IN THE REMOTE POWER MIRROR CONTROL SWITCH CIRCUIT BOARD AS A RESULT OF A SEPARATED PART OF THE CONTACT ASSEMBLY BRIDGING THE SWITCH POSITIVE BATTERY PAD AND ADJACENT CHASSIS GROUND PAD.

Consequence: THE CURRENT CAN OVERHEAT THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND OTHER PLASTIC AND ELASTOMERIC COMPONENTS OF THE SWITCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN SMOKE OR FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN IN-LINE 10 AMP FUSE IN THE POSITIVE BATTERY FEED TO THE REMOTE POWER MIRROR CONTROL SWITCH ASSEMBLY.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 19, 1997.NOTES: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 1-800-424-9393.

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