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Ford Taurus Recall 98V288000

Ford Recalls 1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles with CA Emissions for Cooler Line Issue

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles equipped with California emissions for replacement of an incorrect transmission cooler line. The cooler line could rub against the anti-lock brake system module support bracket, causing a possible fluid leak and fire hazard. Dealers will install the appropriate cooler line.

Drive Train, November 25, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 25, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,800
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V288000
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE "CALIFORNIA" EMISSIONS PACKAGE. AN INCORRECT TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE WAS INSTALLED. THE LINE CONTACTS THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM MODULE SUPPORT BRACKET AND OVER TIME, CAN WEAR AND DEVELOP A LEAK.
Consequence
TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAKAGE ONTO THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD OR CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE APPROPRIATE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 25, 1998. 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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