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Recall 96V007000

Recall 96V007000

Heating & Air Conditioning, February 21, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 21, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
10,600
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V007000
Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER
Summary
UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE CLIMATE CONTROL BLOWER DOES NOT OPERATE AS INTENDED. THE BLOWER COULD (1) STICK ON "HIGH;" (2) OPERATE ERRATICALLY WITH BLOWER OUTPUT VARYING BETWEEN NO BLOWER AND MAXIMUM BLOWER; OR (3) NOT OPERATE AT ALL DUE TO MALFUNCTION OF THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL MODULE.
Consequence
BLOWER MALFUNCTIONS LIMITING OR STOPPING OUTPUT CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING PERFORMANCE INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEMI-AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL MODULES WITH MODULES CONTAINING REVISED SOFTWARE.
Notify
SYSTEM: AIR CONDITIONER; ELECTRONIC CLIMATE CONTROL MODULE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL SEMI-AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM. NOTE: 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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