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1998 FORD EXPLORER Recall - Campaign #00V168000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1998 FORD EXPLORER RECALL - #00V168000

RECALL FOR EXTERIOR LIGHTING

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS, LIGHT PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. OFF LEASE CANADIAN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS WHICH MEET CANADIAN REQUIREMENTS AND NOT THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." ACCORDING TO FORD, THE VEHICLES WERE IMPORTED INTO THE U.S. ERRONEOUSLY.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 1998 FORD EXPLORER
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 6/29/2000
Influenced by FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Owners Notified on 7/19/2000
# Affected 20,637
Recalled for EXTERIOR LIGHTING
 
Description VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS, LIGHT PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. OFF LEASE CANADIAN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS WHICH MEET CANADIAN REQUIREMENTS AND NOT THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." ACCORDING TO FORD, THE VEHICLES WERE IMPORTED INTO THE U.S. ERRONEOUSLY.
Consequences THE LIGHT GIVEN OFF FROM THE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS IS BRIGHTER THAN ALLOWED BY U.S. STANDARDS.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL BE ADVISED TO DEACTIVATE THE RUNNING LIGHT FUNCTION AND TO COMPLETE ANY OUTSTANDING SAFETY RECALLS ON THESE VEHICLES.
Notes OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 19, 2000. 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).
See also 1998 FORD EXPLORER Recall for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, IGNITION, ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

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1998 FORD EXPLORER Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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1998 FORD EXPLORER Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

1998 FORD EXPLORER Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Technical Service Bulletins Dec 06, 2005 - 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
FRONT AXLE LEAKS FLUID FROM VENT TUBE - VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4X4 OR AWD. *TT

Apr 28, 2005 - 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT
REVISED PROCEDURE FOR ADJUSTING ALIGNMENT ON ALL SUSPENSIONS - NEW RIGHT HAND UPPER CONTROL ARM DESIGN FOR TORSION BAR FRONT SUSPENSIONS. *TT

Apr 28, 2005 - 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *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

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