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Ford Contour Recall 97V225000

Drive Train, January 13, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 13, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
38,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V225000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TRACTION CONTROL OPTION. THE THROTTLE CABLES WERE DAMAGED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY LEADING TO FRAYING OR SEPARATION OF THE THROTTLE CABLE.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD PREVENT THE ENGINE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE THROTTLE CABLE WITH A REVISED DESIGN THAT IS LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO BENDING OR KINKING DURING INSTALLATION.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JANUARY 13, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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