Recalls

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Recall data for: 1993 FORD CROWN VICTORIA

NHTSA Campaign Number: 93V193000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: CROWN VICTORIA

Year: 1993

Component:
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19910201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19930201

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 16000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940218

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19931123

Date Added To File: 19931201

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
AN UNUSED POWER SEAT HARNESS CONNECTOR IS POSITIONED ON THE RUBBER FLOOR MAT UNDER THE SEAT. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN COLD WEATHER IN AREAS THAT HAVE LARGE AMOUNTS OF SALT USED FOR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL, A PUDDLE OF SALTWATER CAN ACCUMULATE ON THE RUBBER FLOOR MATS, REPEATEDLY WETTING THE CONNECTOR. THIS WILL RESULT IN CORROSION OF THE CONNECTOR, CAUSING A CURRENT TO FLOW BETWEEN THE TERMINALS WITHOUT TRIPPING THE CIRCUIT BREAKER.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS OCCURS, CURRENT FLOW CAN HEAT THE CONNECTOR ANDRELEASE FUMES INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT, AND CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE UNUSED CONNECTOR AND INSTALL A SEALED HEAT SHRINK CAP OVER THE AFFECTED WIRES.