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Ford E-150 Recall 04V444000

Anti-Lock Braking System Module May Experience Short Circuit

Recall Details

An internal diode in the Anti-Lock Braking System module may short circuit. This could cause the ABS Warning Light to illuminate, or the module may overheat resulting in a burning smell and/or fire. This may happen while the vehicle is being driven, or while unattended. Dealers will install a new fuse in the ABS circuit and install a heat shield over the ABS module. The recall began October 15, 2004. The Ford recall number is 04S22.

Our Quick Take

An internal component in the Anti-Lock Braking System module may short circuit. 

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Ford dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Electrical & Lights, October 15, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 15, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
214,849
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V444000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Summary
ON CERTAIN VANS, A DIODE IN THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE MAY EXPERIENCE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.
Consequence
THE ELECTRICAL SHORT MAY CAUSE AN ABS MALFUNCTION THAT WOULD ILLUMINATE THE ABS WARNING LIGHT, OR THE MODULE MAY OVERHEAT RESULTING IN A BURNING ODOR, SMOKE, AND/OR FIRE. THIS CONDITION MAY OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN OR UNATTENDED.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW FUSE IN THE ABS CIRCUIT AND INSTALL A HEAT SHIELD OVER THE ABS MODULE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO FORD IS EXTENDING THE LIMITED WARRANTY (FOR A ONE TIME REPLACEMENT) OF THE ABS MODULE FOR A TOTAL OF 10 YEARS OR 150,000 MILES FROM THE WARRANTY START DATE, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. IF YOUR VEHICLE HAS ALREADY ACCUMULATED MORE THAN 150,000 MILES, THIS COVERAGE WILL LAST UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2005.
Notes
FORD RECALL NO. 04S22/CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 04N03.CUSTOMERS CAN 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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