Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Excursion, Expedition, F150, F250, F350, Focus, Taurus, Mercury Sable, Lincoln Continental, Navigator, and Town Car vehicles due to a defect in the wiper motor gear case. The wiper motor could overheat and malfunction, which may cause the wipers to stop working as designed. Dealers will inspect the wiper motor and replace the gear case cover.
The wrong seat belt retractor was installed from the factory on the left rear seating position. Usage of this retractor may result in injury during an accident. Dealers will inspect the seat belts and replace the affected belt and retractor assemblies.
If the ball joints are not fastened securely, it could result in a fracture of the ball joint stud. This could result in loss of vehicle control and an accident. Dealers will inspect the torque on the two ball joint attaching fasteners.
The seat belt as installed may not protect an occupant in a crash. Dealers will replace the affected retractor and buckle.