Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1995 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V009000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: LINCOLN

Model: CONTINENTAL

Year: 1995

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19941101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19951101

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 40000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19951229

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960123

Date Added To File: 19960125

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
A DEFECTIVE CONTROL MODULE IN THE “AUTOLAMP” SYSTEM CAN MALFUNCTION. IF THE “AUTOLAMP” SYSTEM IS BEING USED TO ACTIVATE THE EXTERIOR LIGHT (INCLUDING HEADLAMPS), THE HEADLAMPS COULD SHUT OFF WITHOUT WARNING. THIS WILL NOT OCCUR IF THE EXTERIOR LIGHTING IS TURNED ON MANUALLY BY THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE HEADLAMPS SHUT OFF WHILE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN, DRIVER VISIBILITY WOULD BE IMPAIRED INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE “AUTOLAMP” CONTROL MODULE. OWNERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO USE THE MANUAL HEADLAMP SWITCH UNTIL THE CONTROL MODULE CAN BE REPLACED.