Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1995 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V135000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: LINCOLN

Model: TOWN CAR

Year: 1995

Component:
STEERING:LINKAGES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19940801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960401

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 72000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960828

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960718

Date Added To File: 19960718

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE PITMAN ARMS WERE NOT FULLY LUBRICATED AT THE ASSEMBLY PLANT. THE “BALL JOINT” AT THE OUTER END OF THE PITMAN ARM CAN BECOME CONTAMINATED AND CORRODE.

Consequence Summary:
SUCH CORROSION CAN RESULT IN ABNORMAL WEAR OF THE JOINT, RESULTING IN SEPARATION OF THE JOINT. LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL CAN OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND IF THE JOINT IS FOUND TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT WEAR, THE ARM WILL BE REPLACED. THOSE PITMAN ARMS NOT REPLACED WILL HAVE THE “BALL JOINT” FULLY GREASED.