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Ford Explorer recall 97V215000

Ford Recalls 1998 Explorer Vehicles for Warning Chime Malfunction
Electrical & Lights, December 19, 1997

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Ford has recalled certain 1998 Explorer Eddie Bauer and Limited vehicles due to a malfunction in the warning chime that activates with the key in the ignition and the doors ajar. This does not comply with theft protection regulations. Dealers will install a jumper wire to provide the necessary ground circuit to repair the malfunction.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1998

Mfr's Report Date:
December 19, 1997

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 97V215000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1100

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES, EDDIE BAUER AND LIMITED EDITIONS. THE KEY-IN-IGNITION/DOOR OPEN WARNING CHIME MAY NOT FUNCTION WHEN THE DOOR IS OPENED. THIS DOES NOT FULLY COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION."

Consequence: THE STANDARD SPECIFIED THAT A WARNING TO THE DRIVER SHALL BE ACTUATED WHENEVER THE KEY HAS BEEN LEFT IN THE LOCKING SYSTEM AND THE DRIVER'S DOOR IS OPENED.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A JUMPER WIRE TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY GROUND CIRCUIT IN THESE VEHICLES.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DECEMBER 19, 1997.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.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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