Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2001 LINCOLN LS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V359001

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S39

Make: LINCOLN

Model: LS

Year: 2001

Component:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980818

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000929

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 82300

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001124

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001103

Date Added To File: 20001103

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Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED TO SPECIFICATIONS WHEN THEY WERE ATTACHED TO THE LOWER CONTROL ARMS.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE BALL JOINT ATTACHING NUTS ARE NOT ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED, THEY CAN LOOSEN AND, ULTIMATELY, RESULT IN FRACTURE OF THE BALL JOINT STUD. IF THE BALL JOINT FRACTURES, CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD BE AFFECTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TORQUE ON THE TWO BALL JOINT ATTACHING NUTS. VEHICLES WITH LOOSE BALL JOINT ATTACHING NUTS WILL EITHER HAVE THE FASTENERS TIGHTENED TO SPECIFICATION, OR IF NECESSARY, THE BALL JOINTS WILL BE REPLACED.