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Ford Explorer Recall 00V395000

Ford Recalls 1999-2000 Explorers for Improper Top Speed Programming

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1999-2000 Explorers for a software issue with the powertrain control module (PCM). In some vehicles, the top speed allowed could exceed the speed rated capability of equipped tires. This could lead to tire failure. Dealers will reprogram the PCM with proper specifications.

Drive Train, January 23, 2001

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 23, 2001
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
100,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V395000
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 3.27 OR 3.55 AXLE RATION. THE SUBJECT VEHICLES HAVE A POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE THAT COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO EXCEED THE DESIGN INTENT TOP SPEED. AT THESE EXTREME SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE COULD BE CAPABLE OF EXCEEDING THE SPEED RATING OF THE TIRE.
Consequence
OPERATING THE VEHICLE ABOVE THE MAXIMUM SPEED RATING COULD LEAD TO A TIRE FAILURE WHICH AT THESE SPEEDS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 23, 2001.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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