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Ford Crown Victoria Recall 96I002000

Brakes, July 17, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 17, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
17,600
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96I002000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR BRAKE LINES, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE A SECTION OF THE REAR BRAKE LINES IF IT IS LEAKING. ALSO THE RUBBER SHIELD ON THE LINE WILL BE INSPECTED TO VERIFY THAT IT IS PROPERLY LOCATED AND IT WILL BE SECURED WITH AN ADDITIONAL WORM-DRIVE TYPE CLAMP.
Notes
SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; LINES; HOSE; NON-METALLIC. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: NON-ABS EQUIPPED POLICE VEHICLES. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 573. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. THE REAR BRAKE LINE CAN COME INTO CONTACT WITH A BODY WELD FLANGE AT THE LOWER DASH PANEL DURING PURSUIT OR SLALOM TYPE POLICE MANEUVERS.CONSEQUENCE OF PROBLEM: THIS CONDITION CAN WEAR A SMALL HOLE IN THE BRAKE LINECAUSING GRADUAL BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE EVENTUALLY RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF THEREAR SERVICE BRAKES.NOTE: FORD HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT SERVICE CAMPAIGN TOINSPECT THE BRAKE LINES ON THESE POLICE VEHICLES. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FORDAT 1-800-392-3673.
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