Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V231000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: LINCOLN

Model: TOWN CAR

Year: 1997

Component:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19961014

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19961017

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 742

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer:

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19961112

Date Added To File: 19961127

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
TWO BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE DRIVER AIR BAG TO THE STEERING WHEEL WERE NOT INSTALLED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A FRONTAL COLLISION, THE AIR BAG MODULE WOULD STAY IN POSITION DURING DEPLOYMENT. HOWEVER, THE MODULE COULD LEAVE THE STEERING WHEEL CAVITY FOLLOWING AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND INSTALL ANY BOLTS THAT ARE MISSING.