Ford has recalled certain 1996 Taurus, Mercury Sable, and Lincoln Continental vehicles for a concern with the transmission park mechanism. In some vehicles, the park pawl is not rotating as necessary to enter the park gear. This could cause the vehicle to roll out of control. Dealers will inspect the park pawl shaft for rotation. Shafts with restricted rotation will have a shorter shaft installed that will not restrict rotation.
Ford Taurus Recalls
Ford has recalled certain 1996 Taurus vehicles for an inspection of the fuel pressure regulator. Some fuel pressure regulators were damaged during manufacturing, causing a possible diaphragm rupture and fuel leak, which can lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel pressure regulator and replace suspect units.
Ford has recalled certain 1996-1997 Taurus, Windstar, Mercury Sable, and Lincoln Continental vehicles for a concern with the park mechanism in the transmission. The park pawl mechanism may not engage even though the shifter indicates the vehicle is in "Park." This could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly and cause a crash or injury. Dealers will repair the parking pawl bracket in the transaxle.
Ford has recalled certain 1996 Taurus, Windstar, and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the park pawl mechanism in the transaxle. There is a roll pin that may not have gone through the park pawl shaft correctly. In some cases, the vehicle may not be securely in "Park," which may cause it to roll unexpectedly. Dealers will inspect the park pawl shaft roll pin, and if it's found to be damaged, they will replace it and the park pawl shaft.
Ford has recalled certain 1996 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for a possible defective brake system fluid level indicator lamp switch. If malfunctioning, the vehicle cannot be operated under proper code requirements. This could result in loss of braking if the switch is ignored and fluid is locked. Dealers will replace the brake system fluid level indicator lamp switch.
Ford has recalled certain 1995 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with a missing or misplaced clip that secures the brake pedal arm to the master cylinder push rod. If this clip is missing or damaged, the push rod could separate from the pedal arm, causing a lack of braking power. Dealers will inspect and install a retainer clip if necessary.
Monroe has recalled certain 1990-1994 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles with Monroe aftermarket struts installed for a concern with the weld mounting on the sway bar bracket where it attaches to the strut tube. On some vehicles, this weld did not fuse properly, which can cause the sway bar to drop and possibly contact the tire, damaging it. Monroe dealers will replace the affected struts.
Ford has recalled certain 1993 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles equipped with anti-lock brake systems (ABS). The incorrect ABS controller may be installed on the vehicle, which could result in insufficient braking ability. This can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the controller with the correct unit.
Ford has recalled certain 1990 Taurus and Mercury Sable and 1991 Explorer vehicles for an issue with the front seat rigid seat belt buckles. Some buckles will not release, some will not latch at all, and some may not latch fully. All concerns pose safety risks to occupants. Dealers will replace the rigid mounted belt buckles with end release buckles.
Ford has recalled certain 1990-1992 Taurus and Mercury Sable wagons to replace the self-latching assembly in the rear storage compartment. The potential exists for a child to accidentally lock him or herself inside the storage compartment or rear footwell area. This could lead to panic, air deprivation, or possible asphyxiation, as the compartment cannot be opened from the inside once locked. Dealers will replace the latch assembly with one that can only be locked with a key.