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All car recall 89V171000

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

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Ford Taurus 1990
Mercury Sable 1990

Electrical & Lights, October 4, 1989

RepairPal Expert Overview

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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 89V171000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2900

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.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration