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Ford Taurus Recall 89V171000

Ford Recalls 1990 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Auto Lamp System Issue

Electrical & Lights, October 4, 1989

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Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 1990 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles equipped with the autolamp headlamp control system. In some cases, the autolamp system could fail, causing a loss of headlight function. This could present a safety issue while driving. Dealers will replace the affected light sensor modules.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1990

Manufacturer's Report Date: October 4, 1989

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 89V171000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,900

Summary: AN INCORRECT TRANSISTOR MAY CAUSE AUTOLAMP SYSTEM LIGHT SENSOR MODULE MALFUNCTION.

Consequence: HEADLAMPS COULD TURN OFF WHILE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN OR REMAIN ON AFTER VEHICLE IS PARKED. LOSS OF HEADLIGHTS WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO THE DRIVER AND OTHER TRAFFIC.

Remedy: REPLACE LIGHT SENSOR MODULES.

Notes: SYSTEM: AUTOLAMP HEADLAMP CONTROL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH AUTOLAMP HEADLAMP CONTROL SYSTEM.

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