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Recall 96V064000

Ford Recalls 1994-1995 F150/250/350 Trucks Due to Shorted Lumbar Wiring

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1994-1995 F150, F250, and F350 trucks due to shorted wires at the front seat lumbar support. Shorted wiring could cause overheating, melting, and a possible fire hazard at the front seat and cushions. Dealers will inspect the seats, protect and insulate existing wiring, and replace any damaged wiring.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 29, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 29, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
31,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V064000
Component
SEATS
Summary
THE WIRE HARNESS FOR THE POWER LUMBAR FEATURE ON THE SEAT IS UNDERNEATH THE FRONT SEAT CUSHION SUPPORT WIRES. THE SUPPORT WIRES ON THE DRIVER SEAT CAN CONTACT AND DAMAGE THE INSULATION HARNESS RESULTING IN A HIGH RESISTANCE ELECTRICAL SHORT THROUGH THE SUPPORT WIRES.
Consequence
CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: OVER HEATING OF THE SUPPORT WIRES COULD RESULT, AND MELTING, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLE IGNITION OF THE SURROUNDING MATERIALS COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SEATS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. IF NO DAMAGE IS FOUND, THE DRIVER SEAT WIRE HARNESS WILL BE COVERED WITH A PROTECTIVE CONVOLUTE TUBING, WRAPPED WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE AND THE HARNESS WILL BE REROUTED. IF DAMAGE IS FOUND, THE WIRE HARNESS WILL BE REPLACED.
Notify
SYSTEM: INTERIOR; TRACKS AND ANCHORS; FRONT SEAT; LUMBAR SYSTEM. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SUPER CAB PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN OPTIONAL40/20/40 POWER FRONT DRIVER SEAT. NOTE: OWNER NOTIFICATION SHOULD BEGIN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF MAY 1996. 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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