Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1981 LINCOLN LINCOLN

NHTSA Campaign Number: 80V121000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: LINCOLN

Model: LINCOLN

Year: 1981

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19800801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19800801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 14000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19801106

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19800923

Date Added To File: 19801016

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 102

Defect Summary:
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY START IN REVERSE GEAR. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 102, “TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING AFFECT”. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A DEFECTIVE NEUTRAL START SWITCH THAT OCCASIONALLY PERMITS ENGINE STARTING WITH THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IN THE REVERSE (“R”) POSITION.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSPECT THE INVOLVED VEHICLES AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION NEUTRAL START SWITCH AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.