Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1986 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 86V108000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: LINCOLN

Model: CONTINENTAL

Year: 1986

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19851001

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19860401

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 20000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19860811

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19860808

Date Added To File: 19860813

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER MAY HANG UP AND NOT FULLY RETURN TO THE “ON” POSITION FROM THE “START” POSITION AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE. IF THIS OCCURS, THE ENGINE WILL REMAIN RUNNING, BUT THE BATTERY CURRENT TO THE BRAKE SYSTEM SUPPLY MOTOR WILL BE INTERRUPTED. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: WITH POWER TO MOST ACCESSORIES AND THE BRAKE SYSTEM SUPPLY MOTOR INTERRUPTED, THE POWER ASSIST TO THE FRONT BRAKE WILL BE LOST AND AFTER ABOUT 10 TO 15 NORMAL BRAKE STOPS, LOSS OF REAR BRAKE FUNCTION WILL RESULT, CAUSING INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCE. HOWEVER, THE INSTRUMENT BRAKE WARNING LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE PRIOR TO REDUCED BRAKING CAPABILITY AND IF WARNING IS NOT HEEDED, AN ACCIDENT MAY OCCUR.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
REPLACE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDERS WITH REVISED DESIGN CYLINDERS.