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Recall Information

Recall number
Recall date
System affected
Model year(s) affected
Recall number
2021-267
Recall date
2021-05-06
System affected
Structure
Model year(s) affected
2016 2017 2018 2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
21S22
Units Affected:
36,419
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: On certain vehicles, the roof rail covers could detach. If this happens while driving, the roof rail cover could separate from the vehicle. Note: This recall only affects vehicles with painted roof rail covers. Safety Risk: A roof rail cover that detaches while driving could create a hazard for other drivers and nearby people, and could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to secure the roof rail covers.
Recall number
2021-142
Recall date
2021-03-12
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
21S11
Units Affected:
10
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On a small number of vehicles, the bolts that attach the rear lower control arms may not have been manufactured correctly. As a result, the bolts could break. If this happens, steering control could be reduced. Safety Risk: Reduced steering control could create the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the left and right rear lower control arm bolts.
Recall number
2020-524
Recall date
2020-11-03
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
20S62
Units Affected:
25,241
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: On certain vehicles, the outer ball joint for the rear suspension toe link may seize. If this happens, the toe link could break while driving. This could cause a sudden loss of vehicle stability. Note: This recall only affects vehicles that were originally sold or currently registered in areas of heavy road salt usage (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador), and that were repaired under any of the following recall campaigns: - 2016-182 (Ford Recall 16S18) - 2017-224 or 2017-577 (Ford Recall 17S11) - 2019-280 (Ford Recall 19S17) Safety Risk: A loss of vehicle stability could cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the ball joints for the rear suspension toe links. If a ball joint requires replacement, the dealer will replace the rear suspension knuckle.
Recall number
2020-454
Recall date
2020-09-24
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
20C19
Units Affected:
76,566
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, an electrical problem with the rearview camera could cause it not to work properly. As a result, the rearview image may be distorted or not display at all. Safety Risk: A rearview camera image that does not display could reduce a driver's ability to see behind the vehicle while backing up. This could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the rearview camera.
Recall number
2019-606
Recall date
2019-12-04
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
19S49
Units Affected:
35
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the protective cover on the engine fuel line may not be long enough. As a result, the fuel line could rub against another fuel line. This could cause damage and result in a fuel leak. Safety Risk: A fuel leak in the engine compartment could result in a fire. Corrective Actions: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to inspect the protective cover on the fuel line. If the fuel line is not fully covered, the dealer will install and secure a new, longer cover.
Recall number
2019-456
Recall date
2019-09-11
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
19S29
Units Affected:
23,380
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles equipped with power front seats, the front seat frames may have sharp metal edges. Safety Risk: A person that reaches between the front seat and center console could be cut by the sharp edge. Corrective Actions: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to install protective tape on the exposed edges on the inboard side of the seat frames.
Recall number
2019-437
Recall date
2019-08-29
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2018 2019 2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
19C07
Units Affected:
58,708
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, seats with a manual recliner may not meet the strength requirements of Canadian regulations. A seatback with reduced strength may not properly restrain an occupant in a crash. Safety Risk: A seatback that moves in a crash could increase the risk of injury. Corrective Actions: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer for an inspection of the driver and front passenger seat recliners. For 2020 model year Explorer and Aviator, dealers will inspect the rear outboard seats. The seat structures will be replaced as required.
Recall number
2019-420
Recall date
2019-08-21
System affected
Other
Model year(s) affected
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
5,327
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Issue: This recall is for aftermarket replacement rear window glass produced by Vitro Automotriz. Certain rear window glass may not have been properly tempered. If the window breaks, the glass may separate into large pieces instead of very small ones. Note: This is a voluntary recall that is not being conducted under the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Safety Risk: Glass that breaks in to large pieces could create a risk of injury. Corrective Actions: The company will notify consumers by mail and instruct them to inspect the designation code marked on the rear window glass. Products affected by this recall have the designation “DOT 287” along with the lettering “VMR” (Replacement Market) and a date code that is before July 2019. This information is printed on the bottom corner of the glass. Consumers should contact Vitro's customer service at 1-412-995-6457 or argbacklites@vitro.com to arrange for replacement of the glass.
Recall number
2019-391
Recall date
2019-08-09
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
19C06
Units Affected:
239
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the cover for the manual park release (MPR) lever may not be installed. If the MPR lever is accidentally pushed, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without a key in the ignition. Canadian regulations require a cover over this lever. Additionally, the vehicle may also be in Factory Mode, which disables warning alerts and chimes, and does not display the transmission gear position (under certain conditions). Safety Risk: A missing MPR cover could create a situation where the transmission can be shifted without a key in the ignition. If the transmission position is not displayed, a user may not know that the vehicle is not in the PARK position. If the parking brake is not applied, either of these situations could create a risk of a vehicle roll-away and increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to inspect for the MPR cover. If missing, it will be installed. The dealer will also verify that the instrument cluster is not set to Factory Mode.
Recall number
2019-368
Recall date
2019-07-26
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
17
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain MXV wheelchair accessible vehicles, if the switch for the "tilt & go" front seats is held in the "on" position too long, the wires could overheat and melt. This could cause a short circuit. Safety Risk: An electrical short circuit could create the risk of a fire. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners in writing and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to have this problem fixed. The circuit will be modified to add a solenoid timer to reduce the chance of overheating the wires.
Recall number
2019-280
Recall date
2019-06-11
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
19S17
Units Affected:
28,019
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the rear suspension toe link(s) could break. This could cause a sudden loss of vehicle stability. Note: This problem is more likely to occur on vehicles that are driven on rough roads. Safety Risk: A loss of vehicle stability could cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to install improved rear suspension toe links.
Recall number
2018-628
Recall date
2018-11-15
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
18S35
Units Affected:
16
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the fuel pressure sensor may not have been properly assembled and could cause a fuel leak. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could create the risk of a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel line assembly.
Recall number
2017-593
Recall date
2017-11-30
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
17S40
Units Affected:
22,620
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the front power seat adjuster assembly joint may become loose over time. A loose seat adjuster assembly may increase seat cushion deflection and not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, which could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect for proper torque of the power seat track upper pivot link bolt. If the bolt passes inspection, dealers will remove and clean the bolt, apply new threadlock and reinstall the bolt to the specified torque. If the bolt fails the torque inspection, threadlock will be added to the bolt and will be reinstalled as an interim repair until the final repair is available. The final repair will include replacement of the lift link, including new bushings and fasteners.
Recall number
2017-577
Recall date
2017-11-28
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012
Manufacturer Recall Number:
17S11
Units Affected:
3,396
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles operated in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, soil properties unique to these areas could cause an accumulation of soil to occur at the attachment point of the rear suspension toe link. This could impede the toe link's travel, causing bending stresses and potential fracture. A fractured toe link would affect vehicle handling and could increase the risk of a a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the toe links with revised parts. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2017-224.
Recall number
2017-415
Recall date
2017-08-30
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
17S23
Units Affected:
9
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the steering gear heat shield fasteners may have an incorrect coating that could cause the heat shield to corrode and detach. This could expose the steering gear system to higher temperatures and could cause the steering gear to overheat, which could result in a reduction of steering assist until the gear cools. If the steering gear electrical connectors were to melt, it would result in a sudden loss of steering assist. A loss of power steering assist could unexpectedly increase steering effort, which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the fasteners and replace as required. Note: In the event of a loss of power assist, the message "SERVICE POWER STEERING NOW" would be displayed in the instrument cluster.
Recall number
2017-224
Recall date
2017-04-25
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
17S11
Units Affected:
21,577
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles operated in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, soil properties unique to these areas could cause an accumulation of soil to occur at the attachment point of the rear suspension toe link. This could impede the toe link's travel, causing bending stresses and potential fracture. A fractured toe link would affect vehicle handling and could increase the risk of a a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the toe links with revised parts.
Recall number
2016-329
Recall date
2016-06-28
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
16C11
Units Affected:
1,198
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles equipped with a manual driver's seat recliner may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 202 - Head Restraints and CMVSS 207 - Anchorage of Seats. There may be an inadequate weld between the driver's seat back and the manually operated seat back recliner mechanism, which may fail to meet the requirements of the standards. As a result, the driver's seat back may appear to be loose, twisted or lean to one side, and/or squeak/rattle. If this condition were present, in the event of a vehicle crash, the seat may not adequately restrain an occupant and would increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame.
Recall number
2016-182
Recall date
2016-04-26
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2014
Manufacturer Recall Number:
16S18
Units Affected:
4,615
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain vehicles may have been built with an improperly welded rear suspension toe link. If the improperly welded toe link were to fracture while the vehicle is in motion, it could result in rear suspension noise, difficulty steering and/or a loss of steering control, which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the rear toe links.
Recall number
2016-138
Recall date
2016-03-31
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
16S14
Units Affected:
3,993
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with a 2.3 litre GTDI engine and an engine block heater, due to the engine’s orientation, the block heater could be susceptible to overheating. An overheated engine block heater may result in engine coolant leakage, or heat damage to the electrical connector of the block heater. Overheating of the engine block heater may increase the risk of an underhood fire causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will replace the engine block heater element with one of a different design, and will inspect the block heater's electrical cord, and replace if required. In the interim, owners are advised to stop using their block heater until the campaign is completed. Note: This risk only exists when the block heater is plugged in and the vehicle is parked.
Recall number
2015-436
Recall date
2015-09-29
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
15S26
Units Affected:
39
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been tightened adequately at time of assembly. This could result in insufficient clamp load that could lead to fatigue and fracture of the fuel tank straps. Fracture of the fuel tank straps could result in the fuel tank separating from the vehicle, which may result in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will torque the fuel tank attachment bolts to the required specification.
Recall number
2015-321
Recall date
2015-07-21
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
15C07
Units Affected:
799
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 135 - Brake Systems. During the manufacturing process, the parking brake controller assembly bracket may have been improperly formed. This could result in the pawl to not engage the sector gear during actuation and the parking brake not fully engaging. If the transmission is in Park, there will be no unintended vehicle movement. If the transmission is left in a gear other than Park, and the vehicle is parked on a sufficient slope, a non-functioning parking brake could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly.
Recall number
2015-127
Recall date
2015-03-24
System affected
Structure
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
15S11
Units Affected:
12,392
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the return spring within the interior door handle assembly could become unseated, resulting in an interior handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation. This could allow a door to unlatch during a side impact crash, which could increase the risk of injury to a seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will inspect, and repair or replace the interior handles as necessary.
Recall number
2014-194
Recall date
2014-05-28
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
14S06
Units Affected:
11,923
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles, a fault in the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system could result in an immediate loss of power steering assist without warning to the driver. This would unexpectedly increase the steering effort force necessary to steer the vehicle at lower vehicle speeds, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will affect repairs as necessary and will reprogram the EPS controller with updated software. In the event that an EPS fault occurs, this updated software would allow for continued EPS function while displaying visual and audible warnings to the driver until the end of the drive cycle.
Recall number
2014-002
Recall date
2014-01-08
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012
Manufacturer Recall Number:
13S14
Units Affected:
20
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
A safety defect may exist in certain service parts installed after September 1st, 2013. Replacement steering gear assemblies could contain a defect potentially resulting in steering lockup and an inability to steer the vehicle. This would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Owners of affected vehicles will be notified based on warranty and dealer service records and affected parts will be replaced.
Recall number
2013-219
Recall date
2013-06-25
System affected
Other
Model year(s) affected
2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
13S07
Units Affected:
569
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the child safety lock actuation cam may have been manufactured incorrectly. As a result, the child lock may inadvertently disengage, which could allow the rear door to be opened using the inside door handle, possibly resulting in injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect the child safety lock and, if necessary, replace the door latch assembly. In the interim, drivers that have a need to use the child lock feature are advised to check the child lock to ensure it is in the ON position before each use.
Recall number
2013-186
Recall date
2013-05-29
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
13S04
Units Affected:
23,612
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the fuel delivery module may develop a crack which could allow fuel to leak. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module.
Recall number
2013-093
Recall date
2013-03-26
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
13S03
Units Affected:
193
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the fuel tank may have been manufactured incorrectly. As a result, some of the fuel tanks may not provide the expected strength in the event of an impact, and may leak. A fuel leak may also occur even in the absence of an impact. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire, increasing the risk of injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel tank.
Recall number
2012-325
Recall date
2012-09-28
System affected
Accessories
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
15,351
Notification Type:
Inconsequential
Certain vehicles fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Specifically, the compliance label identifies the vehicle type as "TRU/CAM" instead of "MPV/VTUM". Correction: Due to the inconsequential nature of this non-compliance, no action will be taken.
Recall number
2011-046
Recall date
2011-01-31
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
11C15
Units Affected:
239
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
On certain vehicles, the second row 60% seat (with a manual recliner mechanism) may have components that are out of dimensional specifications and thereby may not comply with the seatback strength requirements of the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 207 - Anchorage of Seats. In the event of a crash, the seatback may not provide the required strength, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will replace the manual recliner mechanism.
Recall number
2010-122
Recall date
2010-04-19
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
10C11
Units Affected:
1,458
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
On certain vehicles, the manual recliner mechanisms may have a gear plate teeth out of dimensional specifications, which could result in limited pawl to gear plate tooth engagement and create additional movement to the seat back. Correction: Dealers will replace the front seat manual recliner mechanism(s).
Recall number
2009-292
Recall date
2009-10-14
System affected
Other
Model year(s) affected
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Manufacturer Recall Number:
09S09
Units Affected:
492,877
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles, the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke, or burn, potentially resulting in an underhood fire. The condition may occur either when the vehicle is parked or when it is in operation. Correction: Dealers will install a new switch or fused wiring harness. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2005028 (05S28) for vehicles not previously included in the campaign.
Recall number
2007-287
Recall date
2007-09-05
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2008
Manufacturer Recall Number:
07S56
Units Affected:
94
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the bolt securing the transmission oil cooler line fittings at the transmission may not have been sufficiently torqued during vehicle assembly. As a result, the bolt may loosen and the cooler lines may disengage from the transmission, causing a transmission fluid leak and loss of power to the drive wheels. If leaking transmission fluid contacts the catalytic converter, it may pose a risk of fire under certain conditions. Correction: Dealers will tighten the transmission cooler line attachment bolt.
Recall number
2007-258
Recall date
2007-08-07
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
1999 2000 2001 2002
Manufacturer Recall Number:
05S28
Units Affected:
165,447
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke, or burn, potentially resulting in an underhood fire. The failure mode appears to be different than that of Recall 2005028 (05S28). This time, the concern is with long term durability performance issues causing the switch to fail. Correction: Initially as an interim repair, owners will be instructed to return their vehicles to their dealers to have the speed control deactivation switch disconnected. As soon as replacement parts are available, owners will be instructed to return to the dealers for installation of a fused wiring harness designed to eliminate the potential risk of fire.
Recall number
2007-133
Recall date
2007-04-27
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2007
Manufacturer Recall Number:
07S52
Units Affected:
3
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the steering gear attaching bolts may have been over-torqued during vehicle assembly, potentially weakening the bolts. If a steering gear attaching bolt fractures, there may be an audible noise at low speed and the steering wheel alignment may be off center. If both bolts were to break, the vehicle might not respond to steering inputs which could result in a loss of control and a crash causing injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the steering gear to frame attaching hardware.
Recall number
2006-079
Recall date
2006-04-18
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Manufacturer Recall Number:
03S04
Units Affected:
366
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain Explorer, Explorer Sport and Explorer Sport Trac vehicles, the upper bolt on the driver's high back seat that attaches the seat recliner mechanism to the seat back frame could fracture. If this happens, the seat back may recline until it makes contact with an object behind the seat, such as the 2nd row seat cushion. The occupant could potentially lose contact with the steering wheel or foot pedals during such an event. Correction: Dealer will replace the driver's seat upper bolt.
Recall number
2005-356
Recall date
2005-11-10
System affected
Other
Model year(s) affected
2006
Manufacturer Recall Number:
05S40
Units Affected:
13,581
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the windshield wiper motor may have been produced without grease applied to the output shaft gear. After a period of continuous use on the high-speed setting, lack of grease may cause the gear teeth to distort and/or fracture during operation, resulting in the loss of wiper function. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if required, apply grease to the output shaft gear.
Recall number
2004-328
Recall date
2004-09-10
System affected
Other
Model year(s) affected
2002 2003
Manufacturer Recall Number:
04S20
Units Affected:
24,918
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain 2002 model year vehicles, the ball stud bracket located on the rear liftgate window could rotate out of position on the glass. If this occurs, the window lift strut may detach and become trapped between the glass and the liftgate, possibly causing the window to drop unexpectedly or break. In all of the affected vehicles model year 2002 and 2003, the hinge which attaches the liftgate window to the liftgate body may separate from the liftgate body. If this occurs, the window could drop unexpectedly or break. If the liftgate window drops or breaks, either the person operating the window or a nearby person could be injured. Correction: Dealers will replace the liftgate glass hinge and ball stud bracket (if applicable).
Recall number
2003-190
Recall date
2003-08-11
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Manufacturer Recall Number:
03S04
Units Affected:
56,363
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain Explorer, Explorer Sport and Explorer Sport Trac vehicles, the upper bolt on the driver's high back seat that attaches the seat recliner mechanism to the seat back frame could fracture. If this happens, the seat back may recline until it makes contact with an object behind the seat, such as the 2nd row seat cushion. The occupant could potentially lose contact with the steering wheel or foot pedals during such an event. Correction: Dealer will replace the driver's seat upper bolt.
Recall number
2003-189
Recall date
2003-08-11
System affected
Other
Model year(s) affected
1999 2000 2001
Manufacturer Recall Number:
03S03
Units Affected:
28,596
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain Explorer, Explorer Sport and Explorer Sport Tract vehicles, the speed control cable strand cover could impact the conduit end fitting during speed control engagement. Repeated instance of this may result in flaring the cover end causing a binding condition when speed control is disengaged. Drivers may experience a high idle or a condition where it would appear speed control would not disengage. Braking function would be maintained though stopping distances may be increased. Correction: Dealer will replace the speed control cable.
Recall number
2001-125
Recall date
2001-05-28
System affected
Other
Model year(s) affected
2002
Manufacturer Recall Number:
01S18
Units Affected:
2,176
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the right side tires may have horizontal cuts on the edge of the tread that could have occurred during vehicle assembly. Over time the tire could fail increasing the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will inspect the tires and if any slices are found, those tires will be replaced.
Recall number
2001-003
Recall date
2001-01-12
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
1999 2000
Manufacturer Recall Number:
00S46
Units Affected:
5,281
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the Powertrain Control Module may allow the vehicle to exceed the design intent top speed. At these extreme speeds. the vehicle may be capable of exceeding the speed rating of the tires. This could lead to tire failure and at these extreme speeds, may result in a crash. Correction: Powertrain Control Module will be reprogrammed with the latest calibration.
Recall number
2001-002
Recall date
2001-01-12
System affected
Structure
Model year(s) affected
2000 2001
Manufacturer Recall Number:
00S45
Units Affected:
8,497
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain Explorer Sport, Explorer Sport Trac, Rander Edge and Ranger XLT vehicles may have a wire formed hood striker that may be susceptible to fatigue fractures. If the hood striker fractures, the hood may fly open while the vehicle is being driven. A hood fly-up while the vehicle is being operated may result in resuced driver visibility and, potentially, a vehicle crash. Correction: Hood striker will be replaced with a revised hood striker.
Recall number
2000-227
Recall date
2000-10-16
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2000
Manufacturer Recall Number:
00S21
Units Affected:
3,469
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles do not comply with the requirements C.M.V.S.S. 209 - Seat Belt Assemblies. The seat belt assemblies may not withstand the force requirements of the standard. In a crash, if the belt buckle fails, there is an increased risk of injury to the occupant. Correction: Belt buckle assemblies will be inspected and replaced if necessary.
Recall number
2000-149
Recall date
2000-07-10
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2000
Manufacturer Recall Number:
00S17
Units Affected:
52
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain vehicles have a revised level side crash sensor that may deploy the side airbag if the ignition is in the "run" position and the seat belt webbing is forcibly extracted from a locked retractor with a jerking motion. If the side airbag deploys unexpectedly, it could potentially result in personal injury. Correction: Side crash sensors will be replaced with a revised design version which will reduce the likelihood of an unexpected side airbag deployment.
Recall number
2000-078
Recall date
2000-03-21
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
1999 2000
Manufacturer Recall Number:
00S04
Units Affected:
18,576
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the generic electronic module (GEM) may experience a condition referred to as "lock-up" in which the GEM controlled functions (front windshield wipers, interior lights, 4X4 system etc.) could not be turned ON or, in some cases if the function in ON, it could not be turned OFF. During this lock-up condition, these functions remain in their last known operating mode and do not respond to driver commands until electrical power is interrupted to the GEM. An inoperative front windshield wiper system could adversely affect driver visibility. Correction: Dealers will install a resistor in the GEM circuit which will prevent the electronic noise on the diagnostic link from affecting the GEM during vehicle operation.
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