Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V176000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: LINCOLN

Model: CONTINENTAL

Year: 1996

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19950407

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960816

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 340000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19961009

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960918

Date Added To File: 19960926

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PARK PAWL SHAFT MAY NOT BE FREE TO ROTATE AS INTENDED. IF THE PARK PAWL SHAFT DOES NOT ROTATE, IT WOULD PREVENT THE PARK PAWL FROM ENGAGING THE PARK GEAR WHEN THE SHIFT LEVER IS IN THE PARK POSITION.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE ROLLING AS IF IN NEUTRAL WITH THE SHIFT LEVER IN THE PARK POSITION.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PARK PAWL SHAFT ROTATION AND THOSE SHAFTS WITH RESTRICTED ROTATION WILL BE REPLACED WITH A SHORTER SHAFT THAT WILL NOT RESTRICT ROTATION.