Recalls

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Recall data for: 2003 FORD CROWN VICTORIA

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V328000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 04S16

Make: FORD

Model: CROWN VICTORIA

Year: 2003

Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20011010

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20021204

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 47314

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20040715

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20040707

Date Added To File: 20040708

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Defect Summary:
CERTAIN POLICE, COMMERCIAL, AND PASSENGER VEHICLES SOLD TO FLEETS TYPICALLY INPUT HIGHER LOADS INTO THE VEHICLE CHASSIS OVERLOADING THE WHEEL BEARINGS AND AXLES.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD LEAD TO EARLY BEARING FAILURE AND ULTIMATELY TO AXLE SHAFT FRACTURE. IN THE EVENT OF AXLE SHAFT FRACTURE, THE VEHICLE WOULD LOSE DRIVE FUNCTION AND WOULD COAST TO A STOP. LOSS OF DRIVE FUNCTION COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR WHEEL BEARINGS, SEALS,AND AXLE SHAFTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 15, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.