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Ford Crown Victoria recalls

 

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis

Suspension & Steering, August 29, 2013

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The intermediate shafts connect the steering column to the steering gear. Vehicles in areas where salt is used to de-ice the roads are being recalled because severe corrosion can damage the lower intermediate steering shaft. This can cause the upper intermediate shaft to collapse and separate at the lower steering column bearing. Separation will result in complete loss of steering ability. Dealers will replace the lower intermediate steering shaft and inspect the upper intermediate shaft and steering column lower bearing for damage, they will be repaired or replaced as necessary. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed.

Additionally, Vehicle owners located where salt is not used who have concerns regarding their steering will have a one-time option to have their vehicles inspected and, if necessary, repaired.

For Models: Ford Bronco, Ford Crown Victoria, Ford E-150, Ford E-250, Ford E-350, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford Taurus, Mercury Grand Marquis

Drive Train, February 18, 2008

Summary: FORD IS RECALLING 225,000 MY 1992-2003 ECONOLINE, MY 1993-1995 TAURUS SHO, MY 1992-1998 CROWN VICTORIA, MY 1993 BRONCO, F-SERIES, MY 1995-1997 F-SERIES SUPER DUTY STRIPPED CHASSIS, MY 1992-1998 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, AND MY 1992-1995 LINCOLN TOWN CAR VEHICLES. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED USING A WIRING HARNESS THAT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE VEHICLE CIRCUIT POLARITY.

For Models: Ford Bronco, Ford Crown Victoria, Ford E-150, Ford E-250, Ford E-350, Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Ford F-150, Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford Ranger, Ford Taurus, Lincoln Mark VIII, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Capri, Mercury Grand Marquis, Mercury Mountaineer

Drive Train, August 13, 2007

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis

Suspension & Steering, June 22, 2007

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Improper heat treatment of the wheel bearing and hub assembly may allow the hub to fracture. If the hub fractures, the wheel will only be retained by the brake caliper assembly. If the wheel falls off while driving, a crash could result. Dealers will inspect and replace both front wheel bearing and hub assemblies free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S54.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria

Brakes, April 27, 2007

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The front and rear right side brake lines may have been reversed at the ABS hydraulic control unit during vehicle assembly. The brakes may not function as intended, which could cause a crash. Dealers will inspect the ABS hydraulic control unit and brake line connections, and reposition them as needed. The recall began April 27, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07C16.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis

Body, Interior & Misc., November 22, 2006

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The windshield may not be properly installed, which may cause wind noise, squeaks/rattles, and/or water leaks. If the windshield comes loose in a crash, vehicle occupants may be less protected. Dealers will replace the windshield free of charge. The recall began November 22, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06C15.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis

Electrical & Lights, November 18, 2005

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The battery cable includes a fusible link that may contact the #2 cross member. Over time, this contact could damage the fusible link. The damaged link could overheat and lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the fusible link and position it away from the cross member. A damaged fusible link will be replaced. This recall is expected to begin on November 18, 2005. The Ford recall number is 05S38.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria

Brakes, July 15, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH ELECTRONIC TRACTION CONTROL, THE REAR BRAKE LINE MAY CHAFE DUE TO CONTACT BETWEEN IT AND A FLOOR PAN STIFFENING RIB, AND A BRAKE FLUID LEAK MAY OCCUR.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria

Electrical & Lights, June 3, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN POLICE INTERCEPTORS (CVPI) AND COMMERCIAL HEAVY DUTY (TAXI) VEHICLES, AT EXTREMELY HIGH OPERATING TEMPERATURES, THE SOUND INSULATING PANEL, LOCATED UNDER THE VEHICLE POSITIONED BETWEEN THE EXHAUST SYSTEM AND THE UNDERBODY, COULD SAG AND POSSIBLY CONTACT THE SURFACE OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car

Suspension & Steering, July 15, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Vehicles subject to chassis overloading may experience premature rear wheel bearing failure. This could ultimately lead to axle shaft fracture. In the event of axle fracture, the vehicle would lose drive function and would coast to a stop. Loss of drive function could lead to a crash. Dealers will replace the wheel bearings, seals, and axle shafts to correct this concern. The Ford recall number is 04S16.

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