Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2006 FORD E-450

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V520000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 05S40

Make: FORD

Model: E-450

Year: 2006

Component:
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050829

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20051017

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 199942

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20051122

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20051109

Date Added To File: 20051115

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.

Consequence Summary:
AFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIPER MOTOR FOR THE PRESENCE OF GREASE AND GREASE THE WIPER MOTOR GEARS IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673 OR LINCOLN/MERCURY AT 1-800-521-4140.