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Recall 96V251000

Ford Recalls 1997 F150 Trucks Due to Ice Formation in the Throttle Body

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1997 F150 trucks registered or sold in extreme cold weather states because ice may form inside the throttle body, which may cause the throttle to stick even when released. This can lead to increased stopping distances and a higher risk of crashing. Dealers will install a foam insulator on the line from the PCV to the hose fitting on the throttle plate in order to inhibit ice formation.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, January 15, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 15, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
RQ98003
Potential Number of Units Affected
22,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V251000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Summary
VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALASKA, MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN (UPPER PENINSULA), NEW YORK, MAINE, VERMONT, AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. OPERATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DURING EXTREME COLD, NORTHERN CLIMATE WINTER CONDITIONS, CAN RESULT IN ICE FORMING IN THE THROTTLE BODY OF THE ENGINE.
Consequence
THIS ICE CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE PLATE TO REMAIN IN THE HIGHWAY CRUISING POSITION AFTER THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED OR THE SPEED CONTROL IS DEACTIVATED. UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS, THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCES WOULD BE INCREASED POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FOAM INSULATING SLEEVE ON THE LINE FROM THE PCV TO THE HOSE FITTING ON THE THROTTLE PLATE.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BEGIN JANUARY 20, 1997. 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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