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Recall data for: 1999 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V356000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S51

Make: LINCOLN

Model: TOWN CAR

Year: 1999

Component:
TIRES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19970919

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000926

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 10000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010110

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001212

Date Added To File: 20001215

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 109

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN LIMOUSINES STRETCHED OVER 60 INCHES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 109, “NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES,” AND NO. 110, “TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.”

Consequence Summary:
THE VEHICLE WEIGHT COULD EXCEED THE MAXIMUM LOAD RATING FOR THE TIRE, INCREASING THE RISK OF PREMATURE TIRE WEAR OR BLOWOUT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE ALL 5 TIRES (INCLUDING THE SPARE TIRE) WITH MICHELIN TIRES (225/70R16 107T REINFORCED WHITE SIDEWALL) WITH A SUFFICIENTLY HIGHER LOAD RATING. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 10, 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 1-800-248-0186.