Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1998 FORD CROWN VICTORIA

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V200000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S13

Make: FORD

Model: CROWN VICTORIA

Year: 1998

Component:
EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:JACKS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19970618

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000615

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 875000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20000803

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000718

Date Added To File: 20000720

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES HAVE JACKING INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF FOLLOWED, COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE OPERATOR TO PLACE THE JACK ON A FRAME WELD WHEN ATTEMPTING TO RAISE A REAR WHEEL. IF THE VEHICLE IS JACKED UP WITH THE JACK PLACED ON THE FRAME WELD AND IF THE VEHICLE IS FREE TO ROLL (WHEELS NOT BLOCKED OR CHOCKED), THE JACK COULD YIELD AND THE VEHICLE MAY DROP SUDDENLY.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS OCCURS AND ANY PORTION OF THE OPERATOR’S BODY IS UNDER THE VEHICLE, THE POTENTIAL FOR PERSONAL INJURY EXISTS.

Corrective Action:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A REVISED JACK INSTRUCTION AND STOWAGE CARD AND JACK WARNING LABEL, AS WELL AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE OWNER GUIDE.