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Mercury Mountaineer Recall 00V072000

Ford Recalls 1999-2000 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineers for GEM module concern

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1999-2000 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles with 4.0L engines and all-wheel-drive for a concern with the generic electronic module (GEM). The module may lock up, causing multiple electronic functions such as wiper operation, lighting operation, and 4-wheel-drive operation to malfunction. This could create a safety hazard and possibly lead to a crash. Dealers will install a resistor in the GEM module circuit.

 

Electrical & Lights, April 15, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 15, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
PE99049
Potential Number of Units Affected
208,903
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V072000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L ENGINES AND ALL-TIME 4-WHEEL DRIVE (A4WD) POWERTRAINS. THE GENERIC ELECTRONIC MODULE (GEM) COULD EXPERIENCE A CONDITION REFERRED TO AS "LOCK-UP" IN WHICH THE GEM CONTROLLED ELECTRONIC FUNCTIONS (E.G., FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPERS, INTERIOR LIGHTS, 4X4 SYSTEM, ETC.) COULD NOT BE TURNED ON OR, IN SOME CASES IF THE FUNCTION IS ON, COULD NOT BE TURNED OFF.
Consequence
AN INOPERATIVE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM COULD AFFECT DRIVER VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RESISTOR IN THE GEM CIRCUIT.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 15, 2000. 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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