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Recall 99V265000

Accelerator Pedal Sticks

Recall Details

The accelerator cable on vehicles equipped with a 5.4L V8 engine may wear at the throttle body due to the design causing chafing. This can result in a sticking accelerator pedal. Dealers will replace the accelerator cable and throttle body free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The accelerator pedal on vehicles equipped with a 5.4L V8 engine may stick due to wear to the accelerator cable.

What Should You Do?

Ford notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 1999. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Engine, September 20, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 20, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
10,537
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V265000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SUPER DUTY TRUCKS AND CHASSIS-CABS EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L MANUAL TRANSMISSION POWERTRAINS. THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CORE WIRE CAN WEAR THE CABLE CONDUIT END FITTING DUE TO A FIFTEEN DEGREE ANGLE IT MAKES WITH THE CONDUIT AT THE THROTTLE BODY END. THIS COULD ALSO LEAD TO WEAR OR SEPARATION OF STRANDS OF THE CORE WIRE, WHICH COULD PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION.
Consequence
A "STUCK" THROTTLE COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT VEHICLE CONTROL.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR CABLE AND THROTTLE BODY.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 11, 1999. 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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