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Recall data for: 1997 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V318000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01S28

Make: LINCOLN

Model: TOWN CAR

Year: 1997

Component:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 911

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20011005

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20011003

Date Added To File: 20011010

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES THAT HAVE HAD THE DRIVER’S AIR BAG MODULE REPLACED AFTER APRIL 5, 2000. THE REPLACEMENT DRIVER’S AIR BAG MODULE INFLATOR MAY HAVE INSUFFICIENT WELDS THAT COULD PREVENT PROPER INFLATION OF THE AIR BAG.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVER’S AIR BAG MAY NOT PROPERLY DEPLOY WHICH COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN LESS THAN THE INTENDED LEVEL OF OCCUPANT PROTECTION.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE DRIVER’S AIR BAG MODULE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 5, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.