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1996 FORD EXPLORER Recall - Campaign #97V074000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1996 FORD EXPLORER RECALL - #97V074000

RECALL FOR VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5.0L ENGINES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, IDAHO, IOWA, MAINE, MICHIGAN (UPPER PENINSULA ONLY), MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. THESE VEHICLES, WHEN OPERATED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS AND TEMPERATURES BELOW -20 DEGREES FARENHEIT, DO NOT RETURN TO IDLE DUE TO ICE IN THE THROTTLE BODY.

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Vehicle 1996 FORD EXPLORER
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between 2/2/1996 - 2/17/1997
Recalled on 5/1/1997
Influenced by FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Owners Notified on 6/2/1997
# Affected 23,000
Recalled for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
 
Description VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5.0L ENGINES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, IDAHO, IOWA, MAINE, MICHIGAN (UPPER PENINSULA ONLY), MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. THESE VEHICLES, WHEN OPERATED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS AND TEMPERATURES BELOW -20 DEGREES FARENHEIT, DO NOT RETURN TO IDLE DUE TO ICE IN THE THROTTLE BODY.
Consequences ALTHOUGH THE VEHICLE CAN BE CONTROLLED BY EITHER APPLYING THE SERVICE BRAKES OR SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION TO NEUTRAL, INCREASED BRAKE PEDAL EFFORTS OR SOME INCREASE IN STOPPING DISTANCE CAN RESULT.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REVISED PCV SYSTEM WITH WATER HEATED VACUUM SOURCE.
Notes OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 19, 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.
See also 1996 FORD EXPLORER Recall for LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES, DOORS, LATCH

1996 FORD EXPLORER Recall for EQUIPMENT, OTHER, LABELS

1996 FORD EXPLORER Recall for STRUCTURE, BODY, HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE, SUPPORT DEVICE

1996 FORD EXPLORER Recall for TIRES, TREAD/BELT

1996 FORD EXPLORER Recall for SUSPENSION

1996 FORD EXPLORER Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Technical Service Bulletins Jul 07, 2016 - 021100 SUSPENSION:FRONT:STABILIZER BAR
This recall action involves replacement of the front stabilizer bar links in certain 1995 through 1997 model year Explorer and Mountaineer vehicles. Under certain conditions, predominantly in cold weather areas, a front stabilizer bar

Dec 06, 2005 - 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
FRONT AXLE LEAKS FLUID FROM VENT TUBE - VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4X4 OR AWD. *TT

Aug 05, 2004 - 032100 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

Jul 27, 2004 - 021230 SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM
AIR RIDE CONTROL LAMP ON AFTER SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT / CONTACT REQUEST. *TT

Jul 27, 2004 - 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ENGINE-GEAR DRIVEN SYNCHRONIZERS-INCORRECT INSTALLATION-CAMSHAFT POSITION SYNCHRONIZER (CMP) INSTALLATION TOOL CORRECT APPLICATION. *MJ

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