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  • DRIVEABILITY - DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) P0500, P1502 AND/OR U1039 CONTINENTAL MODELS ONLY - STICKING OR BINDING IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER - HIGH EFFORT WHEN TURNING IGNITION SWITCH
  • ELECTRICAL - STICKING OR BINDING IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER - HIGH EFFORT WHEN TURNING IGNITION SWITCH
Publication Date: OCTOBER 22, 2001

FORD:
1998-2002 CROWN VICTORIA, MUSTANG, TAURUS
1998-1999 F-250 LD
1998-2001 EXPLORER
1998-2002 E SERIES, EXPEDITION, F-150, RANGER, WINDSTAR
1999-2002 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
2000-2002 EXCURSION, EXPLORER SPORT
2001-2002 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC
LINCOLN:
1998-2002 CONTINENTAL, TOWN CAR, NAVIGATOR
2002 BLACKWOOD
MERCURY:
1998-2002 GRAND MARQUIS, SABLE
1998-2001 MOUNTAINEER

ISSUE:

Some ignition switch lock cylinder assemblies may exhibit the following highly intermittent conditions:

  • Roughness and/or excessive effort in turning the key from RUN to START position.
  • Key does not fully return from START to RUN after starting vehicle. This may result in intermittent accessory function.
  • Continental ONLY - A malfunction indicator lamp may illuminate with diagnostic trouble codes P0500, P1502 and U1039 stored in the Powertrain Control Modules (PCM) memory.
  • This may be caused by a Key-In-Ignition warning chime switch.

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