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2006 Ford Freestar
4.2L 6-cyl Engine Code [2] Engine Code [2]
201 bhp. @ 4250 rpm / Torque: 263 ft. lbs. @ 3650 rpm
12 Valves Overhead Valve
4.2L - V 6-cyl (4197 cc) Code: 992 (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 9.4:1

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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 (2006 Ford Freestar with engine code [2]) 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  »  SEO15
    All TEMPS  »  5W-20
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Power Steering Fluid

  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  5. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

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

  6. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.7 liters [1]
    Cooling System, With AUX HEAT Initial Fill  »  15.1 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, Without AUX HEAT Initial Fill  »  14.2 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, AX4N Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed AX4N  »  11.6 liters
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  7. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  8. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  19 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 51516 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 42341 Air Filter  
    Cabin Air Filter WIX 24807 Cabin Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33424 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58822 Auto Tran Filter [1]
    Transmission Filter WIX 58815 Auto Tran Filter [2]

    Filter Comments
    [1] with Deep Pan
    [2] with Shallow Pan
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ALM 5W-20 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ALM)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLM 5W-20 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLM)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEM 5W-20 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEM)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
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.
wix cabin filter WIX Cabin Air Filters

WIX offers high-efficiency cabin air filters for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses & off-highway vehicles. Trap & eliminate harmful microbes in the filter medium and reduce the opportunity for those microbes to be released into the air of vehicle occupants.
wix fuel filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.
wix transmission filter WIX Automotive & Light Truck Transmission Filters

WIX Transmission Filters protect automatic transmissions against contaminants in the transmission fluid system. Proper filtration helps improve transmission life by minimizing wear and preventing sticking and scoring of sensitive shift control valves.

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):
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):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
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):
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:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake drums
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Metal drums mounted at the rear wheels on some cars. The brake shoes press against the inner surfaces of the drums to slow/stop the vehicle.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake rotors
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Rotating discs mounted to the front and/or rear spindles and axles, which brake pads clamp to when the brake pedal is depressed to slow/stop the vehicle.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake shoes
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: High-friction material attached to a metal backing plate.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
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:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive shaft
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A sturdy metal tube with universal joints on either end that connects the engine to a differential on a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Parking brake
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The mechanical brake connected by cables to either a ratcheting hand lever or foot pedal used to hold or apply a vehicle's rear and sometimes front brakes while left unattended or under conditions of hydraulic circuit failure. Sometimes referred to as the emergency brake.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering linkage
Interval in Month(s):
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:
Suspension
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblage of joints, links and other components between a vehicle and its wheels. The suspension in concert with the wheels and tires is largely responsible for a given vehicle's ride and handling characteristics
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect & lubricate
Item:
Wheel bearings
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblies that permit smooth rotation between the wheel hub and spindle.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Movable joints in the steering linkage and suspension system of a vehicle that permit rotating movement in any direction between the parts that are joined.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
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:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
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):
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:
Replace
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A replaceable metal or plastic canister that prevents particulate matter and most contaminants in the fuel from reaching the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.9
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
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:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
PCV valve
Interval in Month(s):
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.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.8
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
1.2
Parts Units:
3.5
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:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
2.4
Parts Units:
1
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:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
96
Labor Units:
1.2
Parts Units:
3.5
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:
200,000 miles (320,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
132
Labor Units:
1.2
Parts Units:
3.5
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:
250,000 miles (400,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
168
Labor Units:
1.2
Parts Units:
3.5
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:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
204
Labor Units:
1.2
Parts Units:
3.5
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.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
06218
NHTSA Item Number:
10020701

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Advanced traction control system - duration activation. ( nhtsa item number - 10020701 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0712
NHTSA Item Number:
10021217

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections.

Service Bulletin Summary: Power steering hose leak near cooler extreme cold climate areas only -4 degrees and cooler. ( nhtsa item number - 10021217 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
071011
NHTSA Item Number:
10021907

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Advanced traction control system - short duration activation. ( nhtsa item number - 10021907 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
07141
NHTSA Item Number:
10023292

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Damaged spark plug electrode/mil dtc p030x, rough idle, engine knock/ping on acceleration. ( nhtsa item number - 10023292 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-06-01
Bulletin Number:
042421
NHTSA Item Number:
10014138

Component Description: Seat belts:front:retractor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Safety belt retraction speed. ( nhtsa item number - 10014138 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-06-01
Bulletin Number:
04147
NHTSA Item Number:
10017923

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service wiring harness replacement guidelines - service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10017923 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-09-01
Bulletin Number:
18834
NHTSA Item Number:
10018071

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Restraint control module diagnostic trouble code b2296 - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 10018071 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-11-01
Bulletin Number:
05225
NHTSA Item Number:
10018739

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ignition diagnostics. To include lincoln zephyr 2006. ( nhtsa item number - 10018739 ).

Bulletin Date:
2006-01-01
Bulletin Number:
19004
NHTSA Item Number:
10019067

Component Description: Equipment:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Rear climate control noises - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 10019067 ).

Bulletin Date:
2006-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0637
NHTSA Item Number:
10019384

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Low tire indicator on - tpms system sensor wake up. ( nhtsa item number - 10019384 ).

Bulletin Date:
2006-02-01
Bulletin Number:
0637
NHTSA Item Number:
10019575

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Customer satisfaction program 06b37. Crank position sensor connector inspection. The crankshaft position sensor harness connector may not have been fully seated in the crankshaft position sensor. If the crankshaft position sensor became ( nhtsa item number - 10019575 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
FREESTAR, MONTEREY
Year(s):
2005, 2006
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
06V069000
Recall Date:
March 9th, 2006
Units Affected:
12,728

Affected Component: Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate.

Summary: On certain vans equipped with the power liftgate option, the power liftgate motor automatically disengages after the liftgate is powered open. .

Conequence: In the event of a liftgate strut malfunction, the liftgate can fall freely with no prior warning. Anyone standing beneath the liftgate may be injured if the liftgate falls. .

Remedy: Dealers will reprogram the power liftgate module to reduce the likelihood that the liftgate could fall free of charge. The recall began on march 15, 2006. Owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. .

Notes: Ford recall no. 06s42. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

#
2
Make(s):
FORD, JAGUAR, LEXUS, LINCOLN, MAZDA, MERCURY
Model(s):
B-SERIES TRUCK, BLACKWOOD, CROWN VICTORIA, E-150, E-250, E-350, E-450, E-550, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, F-150, F-250 SD, FIVE HUNDRED, FOCUS, FREESTAR, GRAND MARQUIS, LS, MARAUDER, MARK LT, MONTEREY, MOUNTAINEER, MUSTANG, NAVIGATOR, RANGER, S-TYPE, SUPER V8, SUPER V8 PORTFOLIO, THUNDERBIRD, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Manufacturer:
UFI FILTERS USA
NHTSA ID:
06E056000
Recall Date:
June 13th, 2006
Units Affected:
58,640

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline.

Summary: Certain aftermarket fuel filters sold under the purolator brand name, p/n f65277, shipped from january 16 through june 2, 2006, for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. Due to incorrect design, the quick connectors may not fully seat with the tube interface, even though the person making the connection may believe that the quick connector is fully attached. .

Conequence: Failure of this connection could lead to fuel spillage and, in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur. .

Remedy: Ufi will notify owners and replace the filters free of charge. The recall began on august 4, 2006. Owners may contact ufi filters usa at 800-230-5876. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to ufi filters usa (purolator) aftermarket fuel filters and has no relation to any original equipment installed on the listed passenger vehicles. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

#
3
Make(s):
FORD, VMI
Model(s):
FREESTAR CONVERSION, SUMMIT
Year(s):
2004, 2005, 2006
Manufacturer:
VANTAGE MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL, LLC
NHTSA ID:
07V168000
Recall Date:
April 12th, 2007
Units Affected:
742

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Summary: On certain mini van conversions, the brake lines may have been routed incorrectly. The brake lines can make contact and chafe on the stabilizer bar. .

Conequence: If this happens, the lines could wear through causing partial or full loss of braking ability due to a loss of brake fluid which could result in a crash. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the brake lines to make sure the routing is correct. If no chafing is found, the brake lines will be secured to the vehicle chassis. If the brake lines are worn, the lines will be replaced. The recall began on may 15, 2007. Owners may contact vmi at 1-800-348-8267. .

Notes: Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

#
4
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
FREESTAR, MONTEREY
Year(s):
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Manufacturer:
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA ID:
13V081000
Recall Date:
March 7th, 2013
Units Affected:
196,667

Affected Component: Seats.

Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 freestar and mercury monterey vehicles manufactured from march 24, 2003, through november 7, 2006, equipped with a third row seat and originally sold in, or currently registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. The third row stowable seat can experience corrosion and structural degradation at the seat anchor mechanism mounted to the rear wheel wells. As a result of the corrosion, the third row seat may not fully latch into its seating position. .

Conequence: In the event that the vehicle is crashed into from the rear, an unlatched seat may increase the risk of personal injury. .

Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install new third row seat latch striker mounting brackets, free of charge. The recall began on march 28, 2013. Owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. .

Notes: Ford's recall campaign number is 13s01. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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