Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1993 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V009000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: LINCOLN

Model: CONTINENTAL

Year: 1993

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19921201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19930930

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 506000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980415

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19980121

Date Added To File: 19980126

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE HEADLIGHTS CAN FLASH INTERMITTENTLY AS A RESULT OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER OPENING. THE VEHICLE’S HEADLIGHTS CAN GO OUT FOR BRIEF INTERVALS.

Consequence Summary:
LOSS OF HEADLIGHTS DURING VEHICLE OPERATION CAN AFFECT A DRIVER’S ABILITY TO NAVIGATE THE ROADWAY AND REDUCE THE VISIBILITY OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A HEADLIGHT SWITCH THAT INCORPORATES A CRICUIT BREAKER OF REVISED DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF A WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR AND WIRING, IF NEEDED.