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Recall 98V007000

Ford Recalls 1997-1998 F150 for Icing of the Throttle Body in Cold Weather States

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1997-1998 F150 trucks with a 4.2L V6 engine due to icing of the throttle body. When temperatures are below -10° F, ice can form in the throttle body, which can keep it from returning to idle. A sticking throttle can cause difficulty slowing the vehicle down, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a revised PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) system to resolve the issue.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, March 30, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 30, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
45,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V007000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A 4.2L ENGINE AND ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALASKA, MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, NEW YORK, VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MAINE, MICHIGAN, IDAHO, WYOMING, SOUTH DAKOTA, COLORADO, NEBRASKA, KANSAS, IOWA, MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, AND MASSACHUSETTS. THE THROTTLE IS UNABLE TO RETURN TO IDLE DUE TO ICE FORMING IN THE THROTTLE BODY WHEN THE TEMPERATURE RANGES FROM -10 TO -40 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.
Consequence
INCREASED BRAKE PEDAL EFFORTS OR SOME INCREASE IN STOPPING DISTANCE COULD RESULT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REVISED PCV SYSTEM ON THESE VEHICLES.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 30, 1998. 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 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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