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1998 Ford Contour
2.0L 4-cyl Engine Code [Z] Engine Code [Z]Variable Fuel
125 bhp. @ 5500 rpm / Torque: 130 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm
2.0L - Inline 4-cyl (Variable-Fuel)

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1998 Ford Contour with engine code [Z]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SEO61
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
    All TEMPS  »  10W-30
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, MTX75 (5-SPD)  »  SL030

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Power Steering Fluid

  5. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [1]
  6. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Motorcraft High Performance DOT 3 brake fluid, P/N PM-1-C
    or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M6C65-A1.
    [2] MERCON Automatic Transmission Fluid

  7. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.3 liters [1]
    Cooling System, ATXL Initial Fill  »  7.6 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, MTXL Initial Fill  »  6.6 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, CD4E Initial Fill  »  3.7 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed CD4E  »  Not Specified
    Manual Transmission, MTX75 (5-SPD)  »  2.6 liters
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  8. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  9. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  19 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 29-43 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 29-43 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter 25, 000-Mile Ea Oil Filter (EAO34)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W71936)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51315 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 46349 Air Filter  
    Cabin Air Filter WIX 24771 Cabin Air Filter  
    Oil Vapor Filter WIX 46972 Crankcase Filter  

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ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.18
Parts Units:
4.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake linings
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: High-friction, heat-resistant material that is attached to the brake shoes in a rear drum brake system.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Steering linkage
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The arrangement of rods and lubricated joints connecting the steering gearbox to the wheel spindles.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
25,000 miles (40,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
35,000 miles (56,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
55,000 miles (88,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
65,000 miles (104,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
75,000 miles (120,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
80,000 miles (128,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
84
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
85,000 miles (136,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
95,000 miles (152,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
110,000 miles (176,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
115,000 miles (184,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
PCV valve
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, an emissions related device that allows venting of combustion gases from the crankcase to the intake system rather than the atmosphere.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2240970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52779

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: If difficulties are encountered installing any ford dealer-installed add-on accessory, consult the ford accessories reference book. ( nhtsa item number - 52779 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2395970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52832

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Customer complaints of doors that lock inadvertently. ( nhtsa item number - 52832 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2446970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52844

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some 96 & 97 vehicles misbuilt with 1998 model year fuel gauge. ( nhtsa item number - 52844 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC106019705
NHTSA Item Number:
52881

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control system vacuum motor links falling off may be repaired by adding the appropriate size internal star washer retainer to the end of the shaft after installing the link. ( nhtsa item number - 52881 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
97050110630
NHTSA Item Number:
52908

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service manual contains erroneous procedure and art in the assembly. ( nhtsa item number - 52908 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-07-01
Bulletin Number:
976007
NHTSA Item Number:
605794

Component Description: Visibility:power window devices and controls.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on selecting "system description" within the bce module reporgramming tool - fixed 7/97. ( nhtsa item number - 605794 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-09-01
Bulletin Number:
97090297183
NHTSA Item Number:
54069

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing difficulties with the malfunction indicator lamp (mil). ( nhtsa item number - 54069 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
976011
NHTSA Item Number:
605804

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing difficulty diagnosing vehicles with evaporative fuel system diagnostic trouble codes. ( nhtsa item number - 605804 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9811
NHTSA Item Number:
605554

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl).

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with automatic transaxle prndl indicator bezel may break. ( nhtsa item number - 605554 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9814
NHTSA Item Number:
605562

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding the availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 605562 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98110
NHTSA Item Number:
605570

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding passive anti theft system (pats) diagnostic service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 605570 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983566
NHTSA Item Number:
607484

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding programming / diagnosing passive anti-theft system (pats) related issues. ( nhtsa item number - 607484 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
090308
NHTSA Item Number:
607711

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mil light on with evaporative dtc p0442, p0455 ( nhtsa item number - 607711 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983566
NHTSA Item Number:
607837

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on programming / diagnosing any passive anti-theft system (pats) related issues. ( nhtsa item number - 607837 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983583
NHTSA Item Number:
607850

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience a vibration at highway speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 607850 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9810799
NHTSA Item Number:
607855

Component Description: Seat belts.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding seat belt locator button replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 607855 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9831
NHTSA Item Number:
600585

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repairs to vinyl covered surfaces. ( nhtsa item number - 600585 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9833
NHTSA Item Number:
600587

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tips for surface defect removal without repainting. ( nhtsa item number - 600587 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983075
NHTSA Item Number:
607370

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on using rotunda universal lifting bracket for lifting and removal of engine. ( nhtsa item number - 607370 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983081
NHTSA Item Number:
607373

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum:shoes/linings.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with incorrect brake shoe / lining assembly. ( nhtsa item number - 607373 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983213
NHTSA Item Number:
607428

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a squeak in the rear suspension. ( nhtsa item number - 607428 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983216
NHTSA Item Number:
607431

Component Description: Service brakes, air:antilock:wheel speed sensor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit multiple wheel speed sensor codes. ( nhtsa item number - 607431 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983311
NHTSA Item Number:
607475

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a malfunction indicator light (mil) on with various codes and possible driveability concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 607475 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9810785
NHTSA Item Number:
607486

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information replacing the fuel pump / sender. ( nhtsa item number - 607486 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9811330
NHTSA Item Number:
607500

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with anti-lock brake systems (abs) may exhibit a growling / grinding noise when backing up an incline or under hard acceleration in reverse. ( nhtsa item number - 607500 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9811332
NHTSA Item Number:
607501

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with a no start / hard start or a hesitation when accelerating or during turns. ( nhtsa item number - 607501 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9811344
NHTSA Item Number:
607513

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding changes to the electronic engine control system. ( nhtsa item number - 607513 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A5
NHTSA Item Number:
601003

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment from rotunda is now approved for warranty and service use. ( nhtsa item number - 601003 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A17
NHTSA Item Number:
601017

Component Description: Parking brake.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles parking brake equipped with rear disc brakes may stick and/or bind when attempting to release. ( nhtsa item number - 601017 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9841
NHTSA Item Number:
601260

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: During removal the license plate attaching fasteners may break. ( nhtsa item number - 601260 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9843
NHTSA Item Number:
601262

Component Description: Structure:body:trunk lid.

Service Bulletin Summary: A condition with the the foam gap hider inside the luggage compartment may become detached from the rear light bar. ( nhtsa item number - 601262 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9844
NHTSA Item Number:
601263

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some difficulty in matching the texture of the oem anti-chip stone abrasion material to rpair materials when servicing. ( nhtsa item number - 601263 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9845
NHTSA Item Number:
601264

Component Description: Service brakes, air:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 601264 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9881
NHTSA Item Number:
601230

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Issue with door speaker grilles may crack during normal usage on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 601230 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9886
NHTSA Item Number:
601236

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: An engine coolant loss may occur from the engine block heater area. ( nhtsa item number - 601236 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9888
NHTSA Item Number:
601238

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a new transmission fluid usage chart. ( nhtsa item number - 601238 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9852
NHTSA Item Number:
601290

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on tire company telephone numbers for customer assistance. ( nhtsa item number - 601290 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9873
NHTSA Item Number:
601341

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a whining / buzzing noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio. ( nhtsa item number - 601341 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9874
NHTSA Item Number:
601343

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: A new silicone gasket and sealant. ( nhtsa item number - 601343 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
97L14
NHTSA Item Number:
601792

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Special field action 97l14- warranty guides for vehicles equipped with 2. Ol zetec engines. ( nhtsa item number - 601792 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982462
NHTSA Item Number:
603528

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a noise in the front of the vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 603528 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982470
NHTSA Item Number:
603532

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with cd4e transaxle may exhibit a " no drive " concerns when in the overdrive selector position. ( nhtsa item number - 603532 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982472
NHTSA Item Number:
603534

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience harsh shift events, usually on the 1-3 upshift or the 3-2 downshift. ( nhtsa item number - 603534 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982473
NHTSA Item Number:
603535

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Additional information regarding the attempts to retro- fit a servo cushion spring to the transmission. ( nhtsa item number - 603535 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982511
NHTSA Item Number:
603539

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on performing diagnosis or programming keys on some 1998 vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 603539 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982513
NHTSA Item Number:
603541

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with 2. 5l engine may exhibit a customer concern of noise in the power steering. ( nhtsa item number - 603541 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982549
NHTSA Item Number:
603566

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information used when performing tests using sbds on vehicles built after january 31, 1998. ( nhtsa item number - 603566 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982687
NHTSA Item Number:
603577

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Southeast michigan area dealers only engineering is investigating customer concerns of noise during cranking, or no crank on 1998 2. 5l vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 603577 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982692
NHTSA Item Number:
603580

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a discharged battery. ( nhtsa item number - 603580 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9811093
NHTSA Item Number:
603602

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit inoperative a/c or inadequate cooling. ( nhtsa item number - 603602 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9811485
NHTSA Item Number:
613396

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Customer concern of noise in the power steering. ( nhtsa item number - 613396 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11493
NHTSA Item Number:
613752

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information used when performing diagnosis or programming keys on certain vehicles equipped with the fifth generation passive anti-theft (pats) system. ( nhtsa item number - 613752 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11494
NHTSA Item Number:
613753

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience harsh shift events, usually on the 1-3 upshift or the 3-2 downshift. ( nhtsa item number - 613753 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11499
NHTSA Item Number:
613756

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a noise in the front of the vehicle and possibly caused by a front stabilizer bar or link noise. ( nhtsa item number - 613756 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11501
NHTSA Item Number:
613758

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with cd4e transaxles may exhibit a no drive concern when in the overdrive selector position. ( nhtsa item number - 613758 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11514
NHTSA Item Number:
613776

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an ignition key high removal effort. ( nhtsa item number - 613776 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11520
NHTSA Item Number:
613781

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with mtx v6 transaxle cases may malfunction due to differential gear failure possibly caused by abusive driving. ( nhtsa item number - 613781 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11530
NHTSA Item Number:
613794

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: When diagnosing crank / no start on certain vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft (pats) check the customers key ring for any magnetic objects like the mobile speedpass key which may affect the signal transmission between the pats key a ( nhtsa item number - 613794 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11533
NHTSA Item Number:
613798

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built before 2/2/98 at kansas city and 2/16/98 at cuautitlan, mexico may exhibit a no communication with pats-module concern. ( nhtsa item number - 613798 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
98152
NHTSA Item Number:
609533

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle failed. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 609533 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
98153
NHTSA Item Number:
609544

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Frequent shutoff of the fuel handle when filling the fuel tank. Ak ( nhtsa item number - 609544 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
981512
NHTSA Item Number:
609551

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: A direct replacement part for the evaporative emission canister and bracket assembly. Ak ( nhtsa item number - 609551 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4619
NHTSA Item Number:
615157

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit malfunction indicator light on with evaporative diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455 set. ( nhtsa item number - 615157 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4674
NHTSA Item Number:
615213

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with cd4e transmission may exhibit a condition of no crank / no start in park. Vehicle will crank and start in neutral. ( nhtsa item number - 615213 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
11791
NHTSA Item Number:
615292

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with cd4e transmission may exhibit a condition of no crank / no start in park. Vehicle will crank and start in neutral. ( nhtsa item number - 615292 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4812
NHTSA Item Number:
607224

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some 1998-1999 contour/mystique/cougar equipped with 2. 5l duratec built between 04/01/1998-08/14/1998 exibit erratic instumentation operation. ( nhtsa item number - 607224 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
98203
NHTSA Item Number:
603688

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with adhensives not recommended for body panel repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 603688 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
982010
NHTSA Item Number:
603695

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a " buzzing " or " rattling " noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 603695 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
98B21
NHTSA Item Number:
604203

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on engine block heaters. ( nhtsa item number - 604203 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
98B30
NHTSA Item Number:
604207

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some customers may complain of cooling fan operating continuously. ( nhtsa item number - 604207 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
98E04
NHTSA Item Number:
603098

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built with rear fuel lines may allow fuel to seep and evaporate at the metal line to nylon tube joint at the rear of the vehicles near the fuel filter. ( nhtsa item number - 603098 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
98213
NHTSA Item Number:
603666

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:radiator assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with temperature reads high within normal range when engine is at normal operating temperature. ( nhtsa item number - 603666 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982114
NHTSA Item Number:
603677

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Condition with high effort ignition key insertion/ removal and /or key chimes sound with door open and ignition key removed. ( nhtsa item number - 603677 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982310
NHTSA Item Number:
603724

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow (maf)- sensor contamination- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 603724 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982311
NHTSA Item Number:
603725

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Minimal clearance of the cd4e transaxle to subframe makes transaxle installation and removal more difficult. ( nhtsa item number - 603725 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985196
NHTSA Item Number:
613008

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a broken or leaking water pump. ( nhtsa item number - 613008 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985197
NHTSA Item Number:
613010

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a/c or heater blower air that flows from the defrost vents only. ( nhtsa item number - 613010 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12075
NHTSA Item Number:
613051

Component Description: Steering:wheel and handle bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles built prior to 6/16/98 may have a broken/detached ip clustr bezel gaphider. The hider is a hinged flap between the steering column shroud and the ip bezel. ( nhtsa item number - 613051 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12076
NHTSA Item Number:
613053

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of check engine light (mil) on and continuous dtc po466 (evap system malfunction). ( nhtsa item number - 613053 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12105
NHTSA Item Number:
613090

Component Description: Electrical system:alternator/generator/regulator.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an inoperative alternator. ( nhtsa item number - 613090 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12106
NHTSA Item Number:
613091

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may not allow a shift from park when brake pedal is depressed or the shift lever may exhibit a click sound each time brake pedal is depressed. ( nhtsa item number - 613091 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12119
NHTSA Item Number:
613138

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles transmissions may exhibit a transmission fluid leak. ( nhtsa item number - 613138 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12135
NHTSA Item Number:
613157

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a concern where the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) is illuminate with dtcs in the memory. ( nhtsa item number - 613157 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12142
NHTSA Item Number:
613163

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may require key programming for the passive anti-theft pats. ( nhtsa item number - 613163 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12164
NHTSA Item Number:
613179

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicle may exhibit a/c or heater blower air that flows from the defrost vents only. ( nhtsa item number - 613179 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12165
NHTSA Item Number:
613180

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with 2. 9l engines may exhibit a broken or leaking water pump. ( nhtsa item number - 613180 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985089
NHTSA Item Number:
613217

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring:interior/under dash.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built prior to 6/16/98 may have a broken / detached instrument panel cluster bezel gaphider. ( nhtsa item number - 613217 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12174
NHTSA Item Number:
613224

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start/long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 613224 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985095
NHTSA Item Number:
613227

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of check engine light on and continuous diagnostic trouble code p0446 (evap system malfunction). ( nhtsa item number - 613227 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985136
NHTSA Item Number:
613273

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with cd4e transmission may exhibit a transmission fluid leak. ( nhtsa item number - 613273 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985139
NHTSA Item Number:
613275

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may not allow a shift from park when brake pedal is depressed or the shift lever may exhibit a click sound each time brake pedal is depressed. ( nhtsa item number - 613275 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985140
NHTSA Item Number:
613276

Component Description: Electrical system:alternator/generator/regulator.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an inoperative alternator. ( nhtsa item number - 613276 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985184
NHTSA Item Number:
613315

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit a concern where the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) is illuminated with one or more diagnostic trouble codes: p0117, p0122, p0141, p0174-p0175, p0300-p0306, p0320, p0340, p0350-p0360, p0385, p1504-p1507, and p1518-p15 ( nhtsa item number - 613315 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985187
NHTSA Item Number:
613318

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may require key programming issues for the passive anti-theft system (pats). ( nhtsa item number - 613318 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98259
NHTSA Item Number:
603647

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vinyl covered items such as dash panels, door trim panels, consoles, etc. , may exhibit a small dent, scuff, abrasion and/ or discoloration resulting from assembly, transit, dealer prep and/or customer usage. ( nhtsa item number - 603647 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
982510
NHTSA Item Number:
603648

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding revised water pump replacement procedure. ( nhtsa item number - 603648 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
982514
NHTSA Item Number:
603652

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with the timing arrows/flags on the back of the camshaft sprocket (s) are mis-marked by as much as 30 degrees rotation. ( nhtsa item number - 603652 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98242
NHTSA Item Number:
604054

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Powertrain control module (pcm) reprogramming information when replacing transaxle. ( nhtsa item number - 604054 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98246
NHTSA Item Number:
604059

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a new electrical grease ( f8az - 19g208-aa ) to reduce the possibility of moisture corrosion at the terminals. ( nhtsa item number - 604059 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98S26S1
NHTSA Item Number:
615128

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl).

Service Bulletin Summary: Safety recall involving certain vehicles with automatic transaxle shift indicator (prndl) bezel. ( nhtsa item number - 615128 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98S26S2
NHTSA Item Number:
615129

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl).

Service Bulletin Summary: Safety recall involving certain vehicles with automatic transaxle shift indicator (prndl) bezel - part availability). ( nhtsa item number - 615129 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5139
NHTSA Item Number:
615332

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:floor shift.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may not allow a shift from park when brake pedal is depressed or the shift lever may exhibit a click sound each time brake pedal is depressed. ( nhtsa item number - 615332 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5140
NHTSA Item Number:
615333

Component Description: Electrical system:alternator/generator/regulator.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an inoperative alternator. This concern is under investigation. ( nhtsa item number - 615333 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5203
NHTSA Item Number:
615335

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:cruise control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start / long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 615335 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5238
NHTSA Item Number:
615356

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may not allow a shift from park when brake pedal is depressed. ( nhtsa item number - 615356 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5293
NHTSA Item Number:
615399

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with fuel gauge which does not read below 1/4. ( nhtsa item number - 615399 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5306
NHTSA Item Number:
615408

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles maye xhibit exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0171 and p0172 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 615408 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12192
NHTSA Item Number:
615459

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may not allow a shift from park when brake pedal is depressed. ( nhtsa item number - 615459 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12229
NHTSA Item Number:
615490

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brief information on tsb 97-26-7 (gauge - fuel - does not read below 1/4) applies only to certain vehicles built before 2/2/98 at kansas city assembly plant and 2/16/98 at cuautitlan assembly plant. ( nhtsa item number - 615490 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12299
NHTSA Item Number:
615544

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a rough engine and / or set various diagnostic trouble codes after attempting to reprogram the pcm with ngs car version 5. 1 or earlier. ( nhtsa item number - 615544 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12301
NHTSA Item Number:
615546

Component Description: Electrical system:alternator/generator/regulator.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some 2. 5l equipped vehicles may exhibit an inoperative alternator due to rusting / corrosion on the brush path of the slip rings. ( nhtsa item number - 615546 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12304
NHTSA Item Number:
615549

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some 2. 0l equipped vehicles built before april 1, 1998 may exhibit a broken or leaking water pump. An improved water pump is now available. ( nhtsa item number - 615549 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98203
NHTSA Item Number:
604389

Component Description: Structure.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with the potential effects of adhesives used for body panel repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 604389 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9943
NHTSA Item Number:
604751

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding reprogramming powertrain control modules (pcms). ( nhtsa item number - 604751 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9949
NHTSA Item Number:
604765

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0460 stored in continuous memory without any driveability concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 604765 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5795
NHTSA Item Number:
605211

Component Description: Steering:wheel and handle bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on service replacement of the steering column gap hider. ( nhtsa item number - 605211 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5823
NHTSA Item Number:
605229

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with a cd4e transaxle may exhibit a transmission no forward engagement. ( nhtsa item number - 605229 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5844
NHTSA Item Number:
605232

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built between august 1997 and february 1998 may exhibit an anti-lock brake system (abs) light on and the blower inoperative. ( nhtsa item number - 605232 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5849
NHTSA Item Number:
605237

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a left air conditioning panel register discharge temperature that is warmer than the center and / or right vents. ( nhtsa item number - 605237 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5890
NHTSA Item Number:
605250

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on retrieving diagnostic codes for base engine / gasoline fuel system or the alternate fuel system. ( nhtsa item number - 605250 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5892
NHTSA Item Number:
605251

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding techinical hotline assistance for bi-fuel vehicles with gfi alternate fuel systems. ( nhtsa item number - 605251 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12498
NHTSA Item Number:
605266

Component Description: Steering:wheel and handle bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on steering column gap hider service replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 605266 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12597
NHTSA Item Number:
605320

Component Description: Electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on installing fuses at pre-delivery. ( nhtsa item number - 605320 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12598
NHTSA Item Number:
605321

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding two cd4e transaxles added to ford quality renewal (fqr) program. ( nhtsa item number - 605321 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12621
NHTSA Item Number:
605341

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding ignition lock service replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 605341 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12519
NHTSA Item Number:
6091763

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Cd4e transaxle may exhibit a no forward drive concern. ( nhtsa item number - 6091763 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12520
NHTSA Item Number:
6091765

Component Description: Electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding 60 amp fuse blown. ( nhtsa item number - 6091765 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12525
NHTSA Item Number:
6091773

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with the left air conditioning panel register discharge temperature that is warmer than the center and / or right vents. ( nhtsa item number - 6091773 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12556
NHTSA Item Number:
6091800

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding technical hotline assistance for bi-fuel vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 6091800 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12560
NHTSA Item Number:
6091806

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bief information regarding diagnostic code retrival on bi-fuel vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 6091806 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9989
NHTSA Item Number:
606409

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a groaning noise from the front brakes during city driving. ( nhtsa item number - 606409 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99-8-15
NHTSA Item Number:
606419

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding door trim panel replacement - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 606419 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99816
NHTSA Item Number:
606420

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company now recommends sae 5w-30 viscosity grade for servicing any ford gasoline-powered vehicle regardless of model year. ( nhtsa item number - 606420 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9991
NHTSA Item Number:
606422

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on vehicles exhibiting a rubbing noise from the rear of the vehicle during heavily loaded conditions, especially when combined with aggressive cornering and severe body roll. ( nhtsa item number - 606422 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
996041
NHTSA Item Number:
606956

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit a hard to shift condition in cold weather. ( nhtsa item number - 606956 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
6201
NHTSA Item Number:
607020

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a front brake groan during city driving. ( nhtsa item number - 607020 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
6243
NHTSA Item Number:
607038

Component Description: Structure:body:trunk lid.

Service Bulletin Summary: Online service information pertaining to various decklid release issues. ( nhtsa item number - 607038 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9912781
NHTSA Item Number:
607100

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing vibration at 60 - 70 mph (110 - 12- kph). ( nhtsa item number - 607100 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
6696
NHTSA Item Number:
610737

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding ford quality renewal (fqr) exchange program. ( nhtsa item number - 610737 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
12707
NHTSA Item Number:
6091681

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a front brake groan. ( nhtsa item number - 6091681 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
12726
NHTSA Item Number:
6091702

Component Description: Structure:body:trunk lid.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding decklid release issues. ( nhtsa item number - 6091702 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
5963
NHTSA Item Number:
6091734

Component Description: Electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on installing fuses at pre-delivery. ( nhtsa item number - 6091734 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
6091738
NHTSA Item Number:
6091738

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a vibration at 60 - 70 mph (100 - 115 kph). ( nhtsa item number - 6091738 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99111
NHTSA Item Number:
606433

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information designed to aid in the diagnosis, testing and repair of noise, vibration and harshness (nvh) concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 606433 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99121
NHTSA Item Number:
606435

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, and / or p0306 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 606435 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99129
NHTSA Item Number:
606460

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a whine / buzz type noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio on vehicles with an in-tank electric fuel pump. ( nhtsa item number - 606460 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
991210
NHTSA Item Number:
606461

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a private labeled material to be used for iron particle / acid rain service repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 606461 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99105
NHTSA Item Number:
606480

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp on and diagnostic trouble codes p1381 and / or p1383 stored in memory. The vehicle may also have a rough idle or reduced power condition, and / or may stall at an idle. ( nhtsa item number - 606480 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99138
NHTSA Item Number:
606506

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: A rough idle, stalling at an idle, reduced power and / or malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p1381 and p1383 may be stored im memory on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 606506 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99139
NHTSA Item Number:
606508

Component Description: Exterior lighting:brake lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with the brake lamps inadvertently disabling the brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 606508 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
6320
NHTSA Item Number:
606800

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with vibration at 60 - 70 mph. ( nhtsa item number - 606800 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
6478
NHTSA Item Number:
606870

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the availability of ford quality renewal 2. 5l and 3. 0l 4v engines. ( nhtsa item number - 606870 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
12846
NHTSA Item Number:
606909

Component Description: Electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on installing fuses at pdi (pre-delivery inspection). ( nhtsa item number - 606909 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
12888
NHTSA Item Number:
606917

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with fuel filler door not closing properly. ( nhtsa item number - 606917 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
99148
NHTSA Item Number:
608424

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some 2. 5l vehicles equipped with mtx-75 transaxle may not move. This may be caused by the differential gear failing. ( nhtsa item number - 608424 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
99152
NHTSA Item Number:
608431

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the new flush and fill tool available through rotunda. ( nhtsa item number - 608431 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
6501
NHTSA Item Number:
610658

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built between 7/1/98 and 12/31/98 may exhibit a fuel filler door not closing properly. ( nhtsa item number - 610658 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
6546
NHTSA Item Number:
610679

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a concern in activating the octane adjust feature when using the module reconfiguration method. ( nhtsa item number - 610679 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
6567
NHTSA Item Number:
610689

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding ford quality renewal (fqr) assemblies. ( nhtsa item number - 610689 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
11725
NHTSA Item Number:
610744

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a knocking or clunking sound during rapid acceleration / deceleration as when letting off and putting your foot down on the accelerator quickly. ( nhtsa item number - 610744 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
12917
NHTSA Item Number:
610746

Component Description: (A) Equipment., (B) Vehicle speed control:linkages.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a concern in activating the octaine adjust feature when using the module reconfiguration method. ( nhtsa item number - 610746 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
6707
NHTSA Item Number:
608441

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with activating the octane adjust function with ngs or sbds. ( nhtsa item number - 608441 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
9913137
NHTSA Item Number:
609049

Component Description: Electrical system:starter assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with 2. 5l engine equipped vehicles and cd4e transaxle exhibiting a starter grinding noise and / or lack of starter drive engagement. ( nhtsa item number - 609049 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
983160
NHTSA Item Number:
607417

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engineering is investigating some vehicles that may exhibit vibration while braking. ( nhtsa item number - 607417 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99M08
NHTSA Item Number:
6089618

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:blower.

Service Bulletin Summary: Owner notification program providing additional coverage for replacement of the blower resistor and attached wire connector. This additional coverage is provided in case the vehicle owner epxeriences durability concerns with these compone ( nhtsa item number - 6089618 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99M07
NHTSA Item Number:
6089622

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Owner notification program for additonal coverage on heater blower switch, resistor and attached wire connectors replacement. This additional coverage is provided in case the vehicle owner experiences durability concerns with these compo ( nhtsa item number - 6089622 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99194
NHTSA Item Number:
6090082

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 6090082 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99195
NHTSA Item Number:
6090085

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service information for musty and mildew type odors coming from the air conditioning / heating system. ( nhtsa item number - 6090085 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99196
NHTSA Item Number:
6090087

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on identifying non-approved / alternate refrigerants which could cause safety, and performance concerns if installed in ford a/c systems. ( nhtsa item number - 6090087 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
6906
NHTSA Item Number:
6090218

Component Description: Electrical system:starter assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a starter grinding noise and / or lack of starter drive engagement. ( nhtsa item number - 6090218 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
6994
NHTSA Item Number:
6090305

Component Description: Power train:driveline:differential unit.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with vehicles exhibiting a driveline rattle or clunking type noise during tip-in or transmission gear engagement. ( nhtsa item number - 6090305 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13178
NHTSA Item Number:
6090534

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding clunk/rattle on tip-in or transmission gear engagement. ( nhtsa item number - 6090534 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13316
NHTSA Item Number:
609611

Component Description: Power train:driveline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a driveline rattle or clunking type noise during tip-in or transmission gear engagement. ( nhtsa item number - 609611 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13336
NHTSA Item Number:
609617

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on activating octane adjust function with ngs/sbds. ( nhtsa item number - 609617 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13364
NHTSA Item Number:
609651

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Customer may comment on vibration at 60 - 70 mph at cruise. ( nhtsa item number - 609651 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13386
NHTSA Item Number:
609662

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on investigating hard start / no start conditions accompanied by overfueling in ambients below 32f/0c, on vehicles with vct equipped 2. 0l zetec engines. ( nhtsa item number - 609662 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13387
NHTSA Item Number:
609663

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles with rear disc brakes may exhibit a squeak in the rear suspension area. ( nhtsa item number - 609663 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99B23
NHTSA Item Number:
6089624

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles, the water pump bearing may deteriorate and become loose. This is a owner notification program for water pump replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 6089624 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99201
NHTSA Item Number:
6089639

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with a harsh shift felt at large throttle openings (or at heavy acceleration rate) on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 6089639 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99204
NHTSA Item Number:
6089645

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap.

Service Bulletin Summary: A condition with fuel filler door unable to close completely. ( nhtsa item number - 6089645 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99215
NHTSA Item Number:
6089665

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding vehicles that have water leaking onto front floor from door panel area. ( nhtsa item number - 6089665 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99222
NHTSA Item Number:
6089681

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on a wire harness terminal repair kit available for repairing electrical wiring harnesses. ( nhtsa item number - 6089681 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
7249
NHTSA Item Number:
6090834

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on using peanut style a/c fittings. ( nhtsa item number - 6090834 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13355
NHTSA Item Number:
6092160

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding a/c peanut o-ring color. ( nhtsa item number - 6092160 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13379
NHTSA Item Number:
6092178

Component Description: Power train:driveline:differential unit.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 2. 5l engine and cd4e transmission may exhibit a driveline rattle or clunking type noise during tip-in or transmission gear engagement. ( nhtsa item number - 6092178 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
7344
NHTSA Item Number:
610781

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a vibration at 60-70 mph. ( nhtsa item number - 610781 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
7349
NHTSA Item Number:
610783

Component Description: Power train:driveline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 2. 5l engine and cd4e transmission may exhibit a driveline rattle or clunking type noise during tip-in or transmission gear engagement. ( nhtsa item number - 610783 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
7430
NHTSA Item Number:
610817

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding speed control switch voltage readings - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 610817 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
7451
NHTSA Item Number:
610829

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 2. 0l engine may exhibit a timing belt shredding or timing belt striking the front cover. ( nhtsa item number - 610829 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
13454
NHTSA Item Number:
614622

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding the speed control switch voltage readings - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 614622 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99M01
NHTSA Item Number:
6089626

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Owner notification program providing additional coverage for replacement of the blower switch, resistor and attached wire connectors. This additional coverage is provided in case the vehicle owner experiences durability concerns with thes ( nhtsa item number - 6089626 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99234
NHTSA Item Number:
6090131

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on diagnosing a vehicle with malfunction indicator lamp illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes p0442 and p0455 stored in continuous memory. ( nhtsa item number - 6090131 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99248
NHTSA Item Number:
6090196

Component Description: Interior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with the interior lamp staying on. ( nhtsa item number - 6090196 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99249
NHTSA Item Number:
6090198

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: This bulletin addresses an issue with the automatic transmission fluid seeping from the vent, resulting in fluid collecting on the main control assembly. ( nhtsa item number - 6090198 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
13468
NHTSA Item Number:
6092221

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 2. 0l engine may exhibit a timing belt shredding or timing belt striking the front cover. ( nhtsa item number - 6092221 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0015
NHTSA Item Number:
612203

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding the new transmission cooler flusher- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 612203 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0019
NHTSA Item Number:
612301

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding several internal changes that have been implemented on the mrx-75 transaxle to improve shift efforts. ( nhtsa item number - 612301 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
7923
NHTSA Item Number:
612410

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Clutch will not engage after service. ( nhtsa item number - 612410 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
13761
NHTSA Item Number:
612789

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 2. 0l engines may exhibit symptoms of clutch slippage or no clutch engagement after performinb repairs to the clutch system. ( nhtsa item number - 612789 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-02-01
Bulletin Number:
8128
NHTSA Item Number:
612319

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:cruise control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience a hoot noise from the idle idle air bypass solenoid on deceleration, usually in cold ambient temperatures. The idle speed may also remain slightly higher or lower than desired when this noise is present. ( nhtsa item number - 612319 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-02-01
Bulletin Number:
0037
NHTSA Item Number:
612325

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicle may experience the malfunction inciator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs). ( nhtsa item number - 612325 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-02-01
Bulletin Number:
13866
NHTSA Item Number:
612464

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:cruise control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a hoot noise from the idle idle air bypass solenoid on deceleration, usually in cold ambient temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 612464 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-03-01
Bulletin Number:
00611
NHTSA Item Number:
612924

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some bi-fuel vehicles may require powertrain control module (pcm) replacement during service and may not run on cng or lpg. , recalibration of the pcm/replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 612924 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
98164
NHTSA Item Number:
609732

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: A transeal coating is on the front and rear bumpers. This coating must be removed before delivery to the customer. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 609732 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
98166
NHTSA Item Number:
609735

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: The temperature gauge reads high in the normal range when engine is at normal operating temperature. ( nhtsa item number - 609735 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
0085
NHTSA Item Number:
613579

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Due to an internal design change to the solenoid tank valve, the pressure release device (prd) can no longer be removed from the tank valve without first venting the fuel tank. ( nhtsa item number - 613579 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-09-01
Bulletin Number:
00S03
NHTSA Item Number:
618580

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Safety recall pertaining to brake pressure control reducing valve replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 618580 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-09-01
Bulletin Number:
00182
NHTSA Item Number:
618586

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit no forward gear ranges due to the misalignment of the forward / coast clutch cylinder snap ring with respect to the legs of the forward clutch piston. ( nhtsa item number - 618586 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-09-01
Bulletin Number:
00186
NHTSA Item Number:
618595

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may experience no start condition when the wiper switch is in the intermittent or low-speed setting during vehicle start-up. ( nhtsa item number - 618595 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-09-01
Bulletin Number:
14355
NHTSA Item Number:
618630

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information pertaining to duratec oil pan investigation. ( nhtsa item number - 618630 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-11-01
Bulletin Number:
00239
NHTSA Item Number:
616520

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: A condition may exist with possible electronc damage occuring to the compuvalve from voltage spikes between the compuvalve connections when connecting or disconnecting the main compuvalve harness c4025. ( nhtsa item number - 616520 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-12-01
Bulletin Number:
00252
NHTSA Item Number:
616819

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles, an objectionable exhaust, sulfur, or rotten egg odor following aggressive driving, such as full-throttle acceleration may occur. ( nhtsa item number - 616819 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0114
NHTSA Item Number:
618069

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a spark knock or pre-ignition condition on vehicles with an automatic or manual transmission during steady cruise driving or under light acceleration. ( nhtsa item number - 618069 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0147
NHTSA Item Number:
619424

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding engine oil recommendations for use in 2001 vehicles - sae 5w-20 motor oil. ( nhtsa item number - 619424 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
14775
NHTSA Item Number:
619489

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights:high/low beam dimmer switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with daytime running lamps (drl) may exhibit the high beam indicator in the instrument cluster flashing when the daytime running lamps are on. ( nhtsa item number - 619489 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
0162
NHTSA Item Number:
619266

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft system (pats) may not start or crank. ( nhtsa item number - 619266 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
14836
NHTSA Item Number:
619322

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with cd4e transaxle, (does not apply to mtx) may exhibit a power steering grunt / moan type noise when returning from a right turn. ( nhtsa item number - 619322 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-05-01
Bulletin Number:
14877
NHTSA Item Number:
620202

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:gas recirculation valve (egr valve).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may illuminate the malfunction indicator lamp or run rough after the catalyst is removed and / or replaced. This may be due to vacuum leaks as a result of tolerance stackup within the exhaust / egr / intake system. ( nhtsa item number - 620202 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
01M04
NHTSA Item Number:
622686

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap.

Service Bulletin Summary: In the vehicles covered by the additional coverage program, the fuel pipe flapper valve may stick which could result in slow fill and frequent fuel filler nozzle shut-off. ( nhtsa item number - 622686 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-07-01
Bulletin Number:
01136
NHTSA Item Number:
620986

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding overview of bi-fuel cng vehicle parameter identification data (pid), inputs and outputs as a diagnostic aid for bi-fuel vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 620986 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-07-01
Bulletin Number:
15065
NHTSA Item Number:
621067

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a/c discharge air temperatures differences of greater than 10 degrees f from registers on left side of dash than on right. ( nhtsa item number - 621067 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01156
NHTSA Item Number:
623944

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 623944 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01157
NHTSA Item Number:
623988

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 623988 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
01181
NHTSA Item Number:
625715

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:park/neutral start switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 625715 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
15241
NHTSA Item Number:
625783

Component Description: Suspension:front:wheel bearing.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a noise that appears to come from the front wheel bearings. ( nhtsa item number - 625783 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
01214
NHTSA Item Number:
627760

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information to aid in diagnosis for clarification of lock-off solenoid and solenoid tank valve coil rsistances for bi-fuel vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 627760 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
01205
NHTSA Item Number:
627927

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174. ( nhtsa item number - 627927 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
01231
NHTSA Item Number:
630331

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some compressed natural gas (cng) vehicles may exhibit rough idle or no start when cold. ( nhtsa item number - 630331 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15390
NHTSA Item Number:
630408

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:gas recirculation valve (egr valve).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a check engine light and/or egr diagnostic trouble codes 332, p0401, p1407 (lackof egr flow). ( nhtsa item number - 630408 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-12-01
Bulletin Number:
01246
NHTSA Item Number:
630515

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure. ( nhtsa item number - 630515 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0214
NHTSA Item Number:
630001

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area. ( nhtsa item number - 630001 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-01-01
Bulletin Number:
15241
NHTSA Item Number:
630024

Component Description: Suspension:front:wheel bearing.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a noise that appears to come from the front wheel bearings. ( nhtsa item number - 630024 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-02-01
Bulletin Number:
0224
NHTSA Item Number:
630631

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with the cd4e transaxle may exhibit harsh and delayed 1-2/2-3 upshifts after transaxle or turbine shaft speed sensor replacement, possible diagnostic trouble codes 628, 642, 645, 646, 647, 648, p0731, p0732, p0734, p0 ( nhtsa item number - 630631 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-02-01
Bulletin Number:
15636
NHTSA Item Number:
630685

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concern with headlamps and/or instrument panel lamps dimming slightly at idle. ( nhtsa item number - 630685 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0253
NHTSA Item Number:
636042

Component Description: Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding alternative fuel vehicle compressed natural gas tank inspection. ( nhtsa item number - 636042 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0245
NHTSA Item Number:
636065

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding discharged battery charging service tips and guidelines. ( nhtsa item number - 636065 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-04-01
Bulletin Number:
15828
NHTSA Item Number:
637571

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble code b1213, b1342, b1601, b2431. ( nhtsa item number - 637571 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-05-01
Bulletin Number:
15894
NHTSA Item Number:
637775

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding automatic shifter assembly or the indicator housing replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 637775 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-08-01
Bulletin Number:
16140
NHTSA Item Number:
636165

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an air bag warning lamp flashing out a 2 digit diagnostic trouble code and no communication with air bag module using scan tools. ( nhtsa item number - 636165 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
02176
NHTSA Item Number:
10008580

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 10008580 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
02208
NHTSA Item Number:
10013060

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control a/c service tech tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10013060 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
022001
NHTSA Item Number:
10013086

Component Description: Equipment:electrical.

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacement speaker installation tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10013086 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
03102
NHTSA Item Number:
10002766

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Compressed natural gas (cng). Rough idle or no start when cold. Vehicles equipped with cng bi-fuel engine only. ( nhtsa item number - 10002766 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
03103
NHTSA Item Number:
10002767

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles without the coolant lock-off may exhibit a no start condition. ( nhtsa item number - 10002767 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
0398
NHTSA Item Number:
10002780

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. ( nhtsa item number - 10002780 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
16880
NHTSA Item Number:
10002598

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Inoperative shift interlock solenoid or repeat instrument interface module failure. ( nhtsa item number - 10002598 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
03148
NHTSA Item Number:
10003748

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included. ( nhtsa item number - 10003748 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-08-01
Bulletin Number:
17009
NHTSA Item Number:
10003149

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with no hard fault. ( nhtsa item number - 10003149 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-08-01
Bulletin Number:
031514
NHTSA Item Number:
10003193

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: The malfunction indicator lamp (mil) may be illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p1380, p1381, p1383, and/or p0340 may be stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 10003193 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
03181
NHTSA Item Number:
10004027

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10004027 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
041814
NHTSA Item Number:
10013115

Component Description: Steering:column.

Service Bulletin Summary: Steering column shipped without crush pad - reuse original crush pad if not damaged. ( nhtsa item number - 10013115 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
041516
NHTSA Item Number:
10011161

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated with diagnostic trouble code(s) p0420 and/or p0430. ( nhtsa item number - 10011161 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-12-01
Bulletin Number:
042107
NHTSA Item Number:
10014086

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. ( nhtsa item number - 10014086 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-03-01
Bulletin Number:
020503
NHTSA Item Number:
636417

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Guidance for cng tank inspection for vehicles produced after december 2, 1996. ( nhtsa item number - 636417 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

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Make(s):
CHRYSLER, DODGE, FORD, JEEP, MERCURY, PLYMOUTH
Model(s):
AEROSTAR, CARAVAN, CHEROKEE, CONTOUR, COUGAR, DAKOTA, DURANGO, GRAND CHEROKEE, LIBERTY, MYSTIQUE, PROWLER, TOWN AND COUNTRY, VIPER, VOYAGER, WRANGLER
Year(s):
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Manufacturer:
BRAKE PARTS, INC.
NHTSA ID:
06E022000
Recall Date:
March 13th, 2006
Units Affected:
7,440

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic.

Summary: Certain aftermarket brake hydraulic master cylinders sold as replacement brake cylinders for certain ford, daimlerchrysler, and jeep passenger vehicles. These brake cylinders were sold under the brand names of napa, raybestos, aimco, ac delco, carquest, bendix, and wagner. Only products that were manufactured from july 27, 2005 through january 17, 2006 (date codes 0529 through 0602) are subject to this recall. When subject to very cold temperatures, an internal seal in the master cylinder could lose flexibility and may cause brake fluid to leak. .

Conequence: Loss of brake fluid can lead to a decrease in brake line pressure and an increase in stopping distance, which can result in a vehicle crash. .

Remedy: Affinia (brake parts, inc. ) will replace the subject brake hydraulic master cylinders free of charge. The recall began on march 20, 2006. Owners can contact affina group customer service at 1-800-323-0354. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to aftermarket napa, raybestos, ac delco, aimco, carquest, and bendix brake hydraulic master cylinders and has no relation to any original equipment installed on daimlerchrysler or ford vehicles. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

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2
Make(s):
CHRYSLER, DODGE, FORD, MERCURY, PLYMOUTH
Model(s):
600, ACCLAIM, ARIES, CARAVAN, CARAVELLE, CHARGER, CONTOUR, COUGAR, DAYTONA, E CLASS, GRAND CARAVAN, GRAND VOYAGER, HORIZON, LANCER, LASER, LEBARON, MASERATI TC, MINI RAM VAN, MYSTIQUE, NEON, NEW YORKER, OMNI, PT CRUISER, RAMPAGE, RELIANT, SHADOW, SPIRIT, SUNDANCE, TOWN AND COUNTRY, TURISMO, VOYAGER
Year(s):
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Manufacturer:
FEDERAL-MOGUL CHASSIS PRODUCTS
NHTSA ID:
08E033000
Recall Date:
April 14th, 2008
Units Affected:
6,903

Affected Component: Suspension.

Summary: Federal mogul is recalling 6,903 aftermarket ball joint assemblies shipped between november 9, 2007 and march 26, 2008, which may have been packaged with incorrect nuts. The part numbers packaged with incorrect nuts are: k7147, k7329, k8683, and 104353. These parts were made for use on the various vehicles listed above. .

Conequence: The nuts included in the packaging for these ball joint assemblies are missing the intended prevailing torque (self-locking) feature. If the incorrect nut was to become loose, the joining members may loosen leading to a separation of the ball joint. This may result in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. .

Remedy: Federal mogul will notify owners and replace the parts free of charge. The recall began on may 22, 2008. Owners can contact federal mogul at 877-489-6659. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to aftermarket ball joint assemblies and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by the vehicle manufacturers. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

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3
Make(s):
FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTINENTAL, CONTOUR, MYSTIQUE, NAVIGATOR, SABLE, TAURUS, TOWN CAR
Year(s):
1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
98V028000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
571,800

Affected Component: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. The text and/or graphics for the vehicle headlamp aiming instructions provided in the owner guides are not sufficiently clear. This does not meet the requirements of fmvss no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. ".

Conequence: If the headlamp assemblies are replaced, customers may be confused by the aiming instructions provided in the owner guides causing the headlamps to be improperly aimed. .

Remedy: Owner guides containing revised aiming instructions will be mailed to owners of these vehicles. .

Notes: Owner notification is expected to begin march 23, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free owner guide 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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Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTOUR, MYSTIQUE
Year(s):
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
98V233000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
175,000

Affected Component: Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:floor shift.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. The floor shift automatic transmission control can be damaged if subjected to certain interior cleaning products. The gear position indicator can deteriorate and not correctly indicate the actual gear position. .

Conequence: This condition can result in incorrect gear selection. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the automatic transmission floor shift control. .

Notes: Owner notification began november 20, 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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5
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTOUR, MYSTIQUE
Year(s):
1996, 1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
99V103000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
605,581

Affected Component: Exterior lighting:headlights:switch.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. The terminals at the headlight switch and wiring harness connector can experience heat damage as a result of overheating. .

Conequence: The damage could result in distortion of the terminal causing an open circuit in the instrument panel illumination, parking lamp, and tail lamp circuits. .

Remedy: Dealers will install a headlamp switch wiring connector containing bronze terminals and an inspection, and replacement if necessary, of the headlamp switch. .

Notes: Owner notification began july 16, 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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6
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTOUR, COUGAR, MYSTIQUE
Year(s):
1998, 1999
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
99V194000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
159,565

Affected Component: Vehicle speed control.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. The accelerator cable may have been manufactured with a burr on or near the end of the cable sleeve interior. This burr could fray the core wire resulting in the accelerator not returning to idle when the accelerator is released. .

Conequence: This condition can result in the throttle sticking, binding, or causing high engine rpm. .

Remedy: Dealers will install a revised accelerator cable that has a flared conduit sleeve end and molded on end fitting. .

Notes: Owner notification began august 17, 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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7
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTOUR, MYSTIQUE
Year(s):
1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
99V243000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
280,481

Affected Component: Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. The air bag sensor wiring pigtail insulation can become brittle and crack over time due to accumulation of water in the pigtail protective convolute in combination with high underhood temperatures related to the routing of the wiring pigtail near the radiator. This can result in environmental stress cracking of the insulation. .

Conequence: In some cases, the air bag warning light can illuminate and the air bag supplemental restraint system disabled. .

Remedy: Dealers will install air bag sensors with revised wiring insulation. In addition, vehicles which have the air bag warning light illuminated will have a new air bag diagnostic monitor installed. .

Notes: Ford recall no. 99s23. Owner notification began september 27, 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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8
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTOUR, COUGAR, MYSTIQUE
Year(s):
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
00V075000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
436,200

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles not equipped with the anti-lock braking system (abs). A pressure conscious reducing valve (pcrv) in the rear brakes may be subject to corrosion and result in malfunction, when operated in areas that use salt compounds on the roadway for de-icing or dust control. .

Conequence: If both pcrv's malfunction, vehicle handling could be adversely affected during braking as a result of the rear wheels locking, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Dealers will install improved pcrv's in the rear brake system. This recall was expanded in september 2000 to include 1999 and 2000 ford contour, mercury mystique and cougar vehicles. .

Notes: Owner notification began april 3, 2000 for the 1996-1998 model vehicles and on october 11, 2000, for the 1999-2000 model vehicles. 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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9
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
CONTOUR
Year(s):
1998, 1999, 2000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
00V350000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
3,750

Affected Component: Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly.

Summary: Vehicle description: bi-fuel vehicles. These vehicles may have a fuel tank filler pipe grommet that could have been damaged during the installation of the bi-fuel system. If the grommet is damaged, fuel could leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank filler pipe grommet. .

Conequence: If the grommet is damaged, fuel could leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel tank filler pipe grommet. .

Notes: Owner notification began november 30, 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). .

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10
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTOUR, COUGAR, MYSTIQUE
Year(s):
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
01V230000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
342,962

Affected Component: Electrical system.

Summary: On certain my 1996-1998 passenger vehicles built at the kansas city, cuautitlan assembly plants or on my 1999 passenger vehcles built at the automotive alliance international assembly plants, the rough surface of the heater blower resistor's stainless steel blades can damage the copper surface of the wiring harness connector. The damage could, over time, cause increased resistance in the connector and, due to subsequent terminal relaxation, result in an open circuit condition. .

Conequence: The open circuit could lead to electrical arcing that could melt the connector housing material creasing the potential for a fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will install a new heater blower resistor and a new wire jumper harness. Owner notification began august 29, 2001. 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. .

Notes: Ford recall no. 01s22. 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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11
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTOUR, MYSTIQUE
Year(s):
1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
01I013000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
203,426

Affected Component: Suspension:front:springs:coil springs.

Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. Vehicle description: 1998 ford contour/mercury mystique passenger vehicles built at the kansas city assembly plant. The front coil springs could potentially fracture due to corrosion. .

Conequence: Some tires have deflated due to contact with a broken spring. .

Remedy: Ford is extending the warranty for front coil spring replacement for the front coil springs for 10 years from original date of sale of a vehicle or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. .

Notes: Ford has decided to conduct a service campaign to extend the warranty coverage for the front coil springs. Owners can contact ford at 1-866-436-7332, concerning this program. .

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12
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTOUR, MYSTIQUE
Year(s):
1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
01V255000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
108,000

Affected Component: Suspension:front:springs:coil springs.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles built at the kansas city assembly plant and originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, and wisconsin, and the district of columbia. The front coil springs may fracture as a result of corrosion in high corrosion environments. Depending on the location of the fracture, a broken spring could move past the spring seat and contact a front tire. .

Conequence: Some tires have deflated due to contact with a broken spring. .

Remedy: Dealers will install spring catcher brackets. Owner notification began october 23, 2001. 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 1-866-436-7332. .

Notes: 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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