Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 FORD F-150

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V251000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 96S59

Make: FORD

Model: F-150

Year: 1997

Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19951126

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960708

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 22000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970115

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19961218

Date Added To File: 19961220

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALASKA, MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN (UPPER PENINSULA), NEW YORK, MAINE, VERMONT, AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. OPERATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DURING EXTREME COLD, NORTHERN CLIMATE WINTER CONDITIONS, CAN RESULT IN ICE FORMING IN THE THROTTLE BODY OF THE ENGINE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS ICE CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE PLATE TO REMAIN IN THE HIGHWAY CRUISING POSITION AFTER THE ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED OR THE SPEED CONTROL IS DEACTIVATED. UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS, THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCES WOULD BE INCREASED POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FOAM INSULATING SLEEVE ON THE LINE FROM THE PCV TO THE HOSE FITTING ON THE THROTTLE PLATE.