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Recall 89V171000

Ford Recalls 1990 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Auto Lamp System Issue

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1990 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles equipped with the autolamp headlamp control system. In some cases, the autolamp system could fail, causing a loss of headlight function. This could present a safety issue while driving. Dealers will replace the affected light sensor modules.

Electrical & Lights, October 4, 1989

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 4, 1989
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,900
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
89V171000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Summary
AN INCORRECT TRANSISTOR MAY CAUSE AUTOLAMP SYSTEM LIGHT SENSOR MODULE MALFUNCTION.
Consequence
HEADLAMPS COULD TURN OFF WHILE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN OR REMAIN ON AFTER VEHICLE IS PARKED. LOSS OF HEADLIGHTS WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO THE DRIVER AND OTHER TRAFFIC.
Remedy
REPLACE LIGHT SENSOR MODULES.
Notify
SYSTEM: AUTOLAMP HEADLAMP CONTROL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH AUTOLAMP HEADLAMP CONTROL SYSTEM.
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