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Recall 09V150000

Ford Recalls 2009 F150 Trucks for Brake Stop Lamp Switch Adjustment

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 2009 F150 trucks for a concern with the brake stop lamp switch. On some vehicles, the stop lamp switch may be maladjusted, which can cause a delay in illumination of the brake lights. This could pose a safety concern and increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will remove and reinstall the brake stop lamp switch, adjusting the position.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, May 13, 2009

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 13, 2009
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,735
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
09V150000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING 8,735 MY 2009 F-150 TRUCKS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE BRAKE STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY BE IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED. THIS MAY RESULT IN A DELAY IN BRAKE STOP LAMP ILLUMINATION WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. IN SITUATIONS OF VERY MILD BRAKE APPLICATION, THE BRAKE STOP LAMPS MAY NOT ILLUMINATE.
Consequence
DELAY OR LOSS OF BRAKE STOP LAMP FUNCTION MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND HAVE THE BRAKE STOP LAMP SWITCH REMOVED AND REINSTALLED WHICH WILL PROVIDE PROPER ADJUSTMENT. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332 OR THROUGH THE INTERNET AT WWW.OWNERCONNECTION.COM.
Notify
FORD RECALL NO. 09C07.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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