Ford Explorer Recall 97V083000

Ford Recalls 1992-1994 Explorer Vehicles for Mirror Switch Issue

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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):
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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