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Ford Crown Victoria Recall 99V124000

Electrical & Lights, May 20, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 20, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
RQ01002
Potential Number of Units Affected
262,695
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V124000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH CAN DEVELOP A RESISTIVE SHORT IN THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT THAT COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE. A FIRE IS POSSIBLE BOTH WHEN THE VEHICLE IS RUNNING AND WHEN THE VEHICLE ENGINE IS OFF. ALSO, THE SHORT COULD DISABLE THE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM OR CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHT FUSE TO OPEN.
Consequence
A FIRE CAN ORIGINATE IN THE LEFT FRONT UNDERHOOD AREA.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH AND CONNECTOR SHELL. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 20, 1999.
Notes
FORD RECALL NO. 99S15.THIS RECALL HAS BEEN SUPERSEDES BY FORD RECALL NO. 05S28 (PLEASE SEE 05V017, 05V388, 06V286 AND 07V336). 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 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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