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1997 Ford Contour
2.5L 6-cyl Engine Code [L] Engine Code [L]
170 bhp. @ 6250 rpm / Torque: 165 ft. lbs. @ 4250 rpm
2.5L - V 6-cyl (Gasoline)

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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 (1997 Ford Contour with engine code [L]) 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 [1]
  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) [2]
  6. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] This specification has been updated from 5W-30 to 5W-20
    per a Technical Service Bulletin from the manufacturer
    5W-20 is the preferred viscosity.
    [2] Motorcraft High Performance DOT 3 brake fluid, P/N PM-1-C
    or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M6C65-A1.
    [3] MERCON Automatic Transmission Fluid

  7. Fluid Capacities (drive train fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  5.8 quarts [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  9 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, CD4E Initial Fill  »  3.9 quarts
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed CD4E  »  Not Specified
    Manual Transmission, MTX75 (5-SPD)  »  5.5 pints
    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 (EAO11) [1]
    Oil Filter WIX 51372 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 46339 Air Filter  
    Cabin Air Filter WIX 24771 Cabin Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33097 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58955 Auto Tran Filter  

    Filter Comments
    [1] Replaces the EaO48, which will still work for this vehicle
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOBDominator 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)
    ASTGasoline 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)
    APIP.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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ALM5W-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...
XLM5W-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...
OEM5W-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...
ATFSignature 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...
OTFOE 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...
BFLVDOT 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...
ANTPCPassenger 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...
ANTAntifreeze 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 filterAMSOIL 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 filterWIX 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 fuel filterWIX 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 filterWIX 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):
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:
0.23
Parts Units:
5.8
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:
1.5
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:
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:
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:
1.5
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:
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:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
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:
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:
1.5
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:
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:
1996-03-01
Bulletin Number:
96712
NHTSA Item Number:
613333

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subjec regarding the mtx-75 transaxles will be installed certain mode year vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 613333 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0783961014
NHTSA Item Number:
50409

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: New pcm calibration to correct low speed maneuver, high ambient temp, & start/run/stall concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 50409 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0785961014
NHTSA Item Number:
50411

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring:front underhood.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnosing charging or starting system concerns of potential chafe between circuit 30 & the subframe in the area between the alternator & the mega-fuse. ( nhtsa item number - 50411 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0824961010
NHTSA Item Number:
50419

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Complaints of stalling on 1996 & 1997 vehicles w/ 2. 0l cd4e. ( nhtsa item number - 50419 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC5197961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50474

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped w/ an ax4s transaxle may have been shipped w/ a low transaxle fluid level. ( nhtsa item number - 50474 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9640961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50504

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system:injectors.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concern of one or more injectors staying on at times. ( nhtsa item number - 50504 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9641961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50505

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Complaints of stalling on vehicles with 2. 0l cd4e engines. ( nhtsa item number - 50505 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9666961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50527

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: 2. 5l duratec engine exchanges no longer include front end accessory drive component, oil level indicator, water pump belt/tensioner, egr tube, linkshaft bracket or exhaust manifolds. ( nhtsa item number - 50527 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9667961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50528

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Investigating mil on accompanied by code 1405. ( nhtsa item number - 50528 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96221
NHTSA Item Number:
50940

Component Description: Visibility:windshield.

Service Bulletin Summary: Windshield and interior glass - fog/film. ( nhtsa item number - 50940 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96222
NHTSA Item Number:
50941

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brakes - elimination of sanding rotors and drums - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50941 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96225
NHTSA Item Number:
50944

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow sensor - replacement as an assembly - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50944 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0501961111
NHTSA Item Number:
50767

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Squeaks from the rear suspension. ( nhtsa item number - 50767 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0502961111
NHTSA Item Number:
50768

Component Description: Visibility:glass, side/rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of moulding at bottom of door window glass coming loose. ( nhtsa item number - 50768 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96246
NHTSA Item Number:
50905

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Wiring - electrical diode identification and service replacements. ( nhtsa item number - 50905 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96249
NHTSA Item Number:
50908

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter - leak test procedure - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50908 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
962411
NHTSA Item Number:
50910

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - cd4e - new design parking pawl ratchet spring and parking cam actuating lever assembly. ( nhtsa item number - 50910 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
96256
NHTSA Item Number:
50963

Component Description: Parking brake:conventional.

Service Bulletin Summary: Parking brake - parking brake sticks and binds - does not release - vehicles equipped with rear disc brakes. ( nhtsa item number - 50963 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962511
NHTSA Item Number:
50968

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Powertrain control module -reprogram powertrain control module (pcm) - service procedures - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50968 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962612
NHTSA Item Number:
50997

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - torque converter replacement guidelines and torque converter/transaxle cooling system cleaning procedures - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50997 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962614
NHTSA Item Number:
50999

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - cd4e - harsh shift and/or engagement - diagnostic trouble code 628 or p0741. ( nhtsa item number - 50999 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0043970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51017

Component Description: Interior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engineering is investigating incidents of low coolant light illumination on 2. 5l contour/mystiques. ( nhtsa item number - 51017 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0044970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51018

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent surging, bucking or shudder concern, intermediate erratic speddometer and/or possibly dtc452. ( nhtsa item number - 51018 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0045970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51019

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Beginning december 2, 1996 all cd4e transaxles are built with a redesigned pump body separator plate and pump body separator plate gasket. ( nhtsa item number - 51019 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0142970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51042

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of locking doors, a revised door lock bezel is coming. ( nhtsa item number - 51042 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0195970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51065

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Buzz/rattle on tip in during cruise that appears to come from center of right side of the instrument panel. ( nhtsa item number - 51065 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1012197020
NHTSA Item Number:
51185

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of locking doors, a revised door lock bezel is coming- customers may lock themselves out of the vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 51185 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9721
NHTSA Item Number:
51375

Component Description: Visibility:windshield.

Service Bulletin Summary: Door glass - window belt line moulding loose or falls off - vehicles built through 10/31/96. ( nhtsa item number - 51375 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0043972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51394

Component Description: Interior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Low coolant light illumination on 2. 5l vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 51394 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0044972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51396

Component Description: Power train:driveline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent surging, bucking or shudder concern, intermediate erratic speedometer and/or possibly dtc 452- inspect the vss and speedo gear. ( nhtsa item number - 51396 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0045972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51397

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Beginning december 2, 1996 (beginning tran serial number (6337-0001)) all cd4e transaxles are built with a redesigned pump body separator plate and pump body separator plate gasket. ( nhtsa item number - 51397 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0301972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51408

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Buzz/rattle on tip in - instrument panel area. ( nhtsa item number - 51408 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0302972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51409

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Dtc's 332 or p1401 - lack of egr flow. ( nhtsa item number - 51409 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0303972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51410

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Vibration at idle. ( nhtsa item number - 51410 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3490972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51483

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: The third/fourth synchronizer assembly should be installed with the large collar facing outward- the service manual incorrectly advises to install the third/fourth gear assembly with the small collar facing out. ( nhtsa item number - 51483 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1018897230
NHTSA Item Number:
51547

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: The third/fourth synchronizer assembly should be installed with the large collar facing outward (toward reverse gear). ( nhtsa item number - 51547 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1026697230
NHTSA Item Number:
51641

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly:pedal/linkage.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles exhibiting harsh shifts and/or harsh engagement accompanied by dtcs 628 or p0741. ( nhtsa item number - 51641 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0301970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51595

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Buzz/rattle on tip in - instrument panel area. ( nhtsa item number - 51595 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0302970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51598

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Egr issues - if normal pc/ed diagnosis fails, failure may be due to carbon deposits. ( nhtsa item number - 51598 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9731
NHTSA Item Number:
51656

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Carpet- poor fit and/or pulls from underneath cowl side trim panel- vehicles built through 10/18/96. ( nhtsa item number - 51656 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9735
NHTSA Item Number:
51662

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Air conditioning- r-134a tracer dye installed in a/c system and three o-ring spring lock couplers- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51662 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9746
NHTSA Item Number:
51688

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle- cd4e- harsh shift and/or engagement- diagnostic trouble code (dtc) 628 or p0741- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51688 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3100970224
NHTSA Item Number:
51699

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Micron filter - reminder that the filter must be changed every 15000 miles - symptoms that might indicate need for change include poor a/c-heater performance and/or window fogging. ( nhtsa item number - 51699 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3162970218
NHTSA Item Number:
51762

Component Description: Power train:driveline:differential unit.

Service Bulletin Summary: Clicking noise caused by differential lube tube contacting differential case. ( nhtsa item number - 51762 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1032697020
NHTSA Item Number:
51783

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles have a cabin air filter that must be changed every 15000 miles. ( nhtsa item number - 51783 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3204970214
NHTSA Item Number:
51804

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Harsh shifts and/or harsh engagement accompanied by dtc's 628 or p0741. ( nhtsa item number - 51804 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3232970211
NHTSA Item Number:
51857

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys.

Service Bulletin Summary: Battery illumination and decreased power steering assist when driving through deep puddles. ( nhtsa item number - 51857 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3245970210
NHTSA Item Number:
51867

Component Description: Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Rear appliques - service kit being developed to repair damaged appliques from license plate changes. ( nhtsa item number - 51867 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3274970207
NHTSA Item Number:
51872

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacement headlamp bulbs - several aftermarket companies are offering replacement bulbs with a higher wattage that are not dot approved - sold with disclaimer of "for off-road use only" - the bulbs draw more current than the oem bulbs a ( nhtsa item number - 51872 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9751
NHTSA Item Number:
51931

Component Description: Seats.

Service Bulletin Summary: Interior- leather seat cleaning procedure- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51931 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9752
NHTSA Item Number:
51932

Component Description: Parking brake:driveline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Parking brake- parking brake sticks and binds- does not release- vehicles equipped with rear disc brakes. ( nhtsa item number - 51932 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9759
NHTSA Item Number:
51943

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Leak- automatic transmission fluid- cd4e transaxle in fluid collection on main control assembly. ( nhtsa item number - 51943 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97511
NHTSA Item Number:
51945

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fluid- transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 51945 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9768
NHTSA Item Number:
51987

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel economy- customer expectations versus vehicle usage. ( nhtsa item number - 51987 ).

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:
BC2243970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52782

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control system - vacuum motor links falling off - repair with locally procured star washer. ( nhtsa item number - 52782 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2294970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52790

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit mil illumination with a code of p0171 - this may be caused by a disconnected fuel pressure regulator vcuum hose. ( nhtsa item number - 52790 ).

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:
BC2432970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52835

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine oil pressure specification. ( nhtsa item number - 52835 ).

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:
BC105899705
NHTSA Item Number:
52869

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicels built in january 1997 may exhibit mil illumination with a code p0171. ( nhtsa item number - 52869 ).

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:
97050110616
NHTSA Item Number:
52895

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of sulphur odor from exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 52895 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097234
NHTSA Item Number:
53660

Component Description: Electrical system:starter assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles exhibiting a "squeaking" or "chirping" from the blower motor at low blower motor speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 53660 ).

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:
980309
NHTSA Item Number:
607712

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition.

Service Bulletin Summary: Stall on cold start when cold. ( nhtsa item number - 607712 ).

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:
9832
NHTSA Item Number:
600586

Component Description: Structure:body:bumpers.

Service Bulletin Summary: Front and rear bumpers made of xenoy plastic have had the conductive primer removed from service parts. ( nhtsa item number - 600586 ).

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:
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:
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:
1998-03-01
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:
985A11
NHTSA Item Number:
601009

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tip information regarding elimination of sanding rotors and drums. ( nhtsa item number - 601009 ).

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:
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:
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:
982672
NHTSA Item Number:
603570

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a customers concern of a rattling sound from engine timing belt area during warm-up. ( nhtsa item number - 603570 ).

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:
1998-08-01
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:
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:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
98207
NHTSA Item Number:
603692

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience a stall or rough idle after starting in ambient temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 603692 ).

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:
1998-11-01
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:
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:
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:
12140
NHTSA Item Number:
613161

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped ith 2. 0l may require replacement of the left air bag module or steering wheel during normal repair situations. ( nhtsa item number - 613161 ).

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:
1998-12-01
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
5810
NHTSA Item Number:
605220

Component Description: Air bags:frontal.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on steering wheel & airbag replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 605220 ).

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:
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:
12508
NHTSA Item Number:
6091747

Component Description: Air bags:frontal.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may require steering wheel and airbag replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 6091747 ).

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:
1999-05-01
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
1999-07-01
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:
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:
1999-08-01
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
9903
NHTSA Item Number:
10020445

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring:front underhood.

Service Bulletin Summary: Under hood wire harness. Additional 10 years or 100,000 miles. Ford. ( nhtsa item number - 10020445 ).

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:
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:
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:
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:
7864
NHTSA Item Number:
612224

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

Service Bulletin Summary: World wide diagnostics service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 612224 ).

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:
2000-03-01
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:
2000-07-01
Bulletin Number:
00141
NHTSA Item Number:
618528

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience a no start condition and / or the 10 amp gfi injector fuse may open. ( nhtsa item number - 618528 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-07-01
Bulletin Number:
00152
NHTSA Item Number:
618575

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Addressing concerns of vibration noise from the rear of vehicle after installation of the compressed natural gas (cng) tank on bi-fuel vehicles only. ( nhtsa item number - 618575 ).

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:
14375
NHTSA Item Number:
618641

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with a 2. 5l duratec engine may exhibit an engine overheat condition due to lack of circulation of coolant. ( nhtsa item number - 618641 ).

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:
2000-11-01
Bulletin Number:
14490
NHTSA Item Number:
616562

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 2. 5l duratec (24v) engine may exhibit diagnostic trouble code p0420 and / or p0430. ( nhtsa item number - 616562 ).

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:
2001-05-01
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:
2001-07-01
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:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01M07
NHTSA Item Number:
624136

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

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience a loss of function with the heater blower motor switch in one or more switch positions. ( nhtsa item number - 624136 ).

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:
2002-05-01
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:
2002-09-01
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:
2003-09-01
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:
2004-08-01
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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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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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
CONTOUR
Year(s):
1996, 1997
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
97V203000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
1,800

Affected Component: Fuel system, other:storage.

Summary: Vehicle description: bi-fuel vehicles modified to run on either gasoline or compressed natural gas (cng). The natural gas fuel tanks have a solenoid shut-off valve that stops fuel flow from the fuel tank in the event of certain moderate to severe collisions. If the vehicle is in a collision and the natural gas fuel line is damaged, the system could leak natural gas. .

Conequence: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. .

Remedy: Ford has requested owners of these vehicles to have the cng fuel system disabled under a previous recall campaign and to only use gasoline fuel until a permanent corrective action is developed. Owners are being alerted to this solenoid valve concern at this time. The timing of corrective actions is being delayed to allow both conditions to be remedied at one time. In the meantime, there is not risk as long as the natural gas system has been disabled and the vheicle is only operated on gasoline. .

Notes: Owner notification began february 9, 1998. Owners will be notified when service kits are available. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

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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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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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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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Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTOUR, MYSTIQUE
Year(s):
1995, 1996, 1997
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
01I009000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
566,979

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

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: 1995-1997 ford contour and mercury mystique vehicles. The heater blower resistor could overheat causing the attached electrical connector to melt. .

Conequence: This could create the potential for a fire. .

Remedy: Ford will provide additional warranty coverage for the heater blower switch for 10 years from original date of sale of the vehicle or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. Dealers will install a new heater blower resistor and a new wire jumper harness free of charge. .

Notes: Ford has decided to conduct an extended coverage program to extend the warranty coverage for potential heather blower resistor problems. Owners can contact ford at 1-866-436-7332, concerning this program. .

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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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