Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1986 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 85V123000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: LINCOLN

Model: TOWN CAR

Year: 1986

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19850801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19850901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 790

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer:

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19851007

Date Added To File: 19851016

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
INCORRECT BOLTS WERE USED IN THE TRANSMISSION LINKAGE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THE TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFT SELECTOR LEVER ON THE STEERING COLUMN WOULD BE ON THE WRONG TRANSMISSION FUNCTION. SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE DRIVER WOULD FIND THEIR CAR IN A GEAR OTHER THAN THE ONE INDICATED BY SHIFT LEVER INDICATOR. THIS COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT IF THE CAR IS LEFT UNATTENDED.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
REPLACE THE SHIFT LINKAGE TRUNNION, GROMMET AND ADJUSTMENT BOLT.