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Ford Crown Victoria Recall 93V193000

Body, Interior & Misc., February 18, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
February 18, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
93V193000
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

Summary
AN UNUSED POWER SEAT HARNESS CONNECTOR IS POSITIONED ON THE RUBBER FLOOR MAT UNDER THE SEAT. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN COLD WEATHER IN AREAS THAT HAVE LARGE AMOUNTS OF SALT USED FOR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL, A PUDDLE OF SALTWATER CAN ACCUMULATE ON THE RUBBER FLOOR MATS, REPEATEDLY WETTING THE CONNECTOR. THIS WILL RESULT IN CORROSION OF THE CONNECTOR, CAUSING A CURRENT TO FLOW BETWEEN THE TERMINALS WITHOUT TRIPPING THE CIRCUIT BREAKER.
Consequence
IF THIS OCCURS, CURRENT FLOW CAN HEAT THE CONNECTOR ANDRELEASE FUMES INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT, AND CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE UNUSED CONNECTOR AND INSTALL A SEALED HEAT SHRINK CAP OVER THE AFFECTED WIRES.
Notes
SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; TRACKS AND ANCHORS; FRONT SEAT; POWER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: POLICE/FLEET VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH RUBBER FLOOR MATS ANDNON-POWERED FRONT SEATS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPONSERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREEOF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASECONTACT FORD SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONALHIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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