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Ford Explorer Recall 97V215000

Ford Recalls 1998 Explorer Vehicles for Warning Chime Malfunction

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1998 Explorer Eddie Bauer and Limited vehicles due to a malfunction in the warning chime that activates with the key in the ignition and the doors ajar. This does not comply with theft protection regulations. Dealers will install a jumper wire to provide the necessary ground circuit to repair the malfunction.

Electrical & Lights, December 19, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 19, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,100
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V215000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES, EDDIE BAUER AND LIMITED EDITIONS. THE KEY-IN-IGNITION/DOOR OPEN WARNING CHIME MAY NOT FUNCTION WHEN THE DOOR IS OPENED. THIS DOES NOT FULLY COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION."
Consequence
THE STANDARD SPECIFIED THAT A WARNING TO THE DRIVER SHALL BE ACTUATED WHENEVER THE KEY HAS BEEN LEFT IN THE LOCKING SYSTEM AND THE DRIVER'S DOOR IS OPENED.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A JUMPER WIRE TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY GROUND CIRCUIT IN THESE VEHICLES.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DECEMBER 19, 1997.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 1-800-424-9393.
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