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  • LAMP - BRAKE - INADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK
Publication Date: AUGUST 22, 2002

FORD:
1992-1993 FESTIVA
1992-1994 TEMPO
1992-1997 THUNDERBIRD
1992-2003 CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, MUSTANG, TAURUS
1993-1997 PROBE
1994-1997 ASPIRE
1995-2000 CONTOUR
2002-2003 THUNDERBIRD
1992-1997 AEROSTAR
1992-2003 E SERIES
1993-1997 F SUPER DUTY
1994-1996 BRONCO
1994-1997 F-250, F-350
1994-2003 F-150
1995-2003 EXPLORER, RANGER, WINDSTAR
1997-2003 EXPEDITION
1998-1999 F-250 LD
1999-2003 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
2000-2003 EXCURSION, EXPLORER SPORT
2001-2003 ESCAPE, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC
LINCOLN:
1992-2003 CONTINENTAL, TOWN CAR
1993-1998 MARK VIII
2000-2003 LS
1998-2003 NAVIGATOR
MERCURY:
1992-1994 TOPAZ
1992-1997 COUGAR
1992-1999 TRACER
1992-2003 SABLE
1993-2003 GRAND MARQUIS
1994 CAPRI
1995-2000 MYSTIQUE
1999-2003 COUGAR
1993-2002 VILLAGER
1997-2003 MOUNTAINEER

Article 01-18-1 is being republished in its entirety to update the model year coverage and vehicle line applications.

ISSUE:

Corporate, municipal, or police fleets may have had their Ford Motor Company vehicle modified to flash the brake lamps whenever the "police lights" or other aftermarket lights are turned on. These added "police lights" have the potential to disable the brake shift interlock system. The brake shift interlock feature prevents the vehicle from being shifted from park unless the brake pedal is depressed. Disabling of the brake shift interlock feature may enable the operator to inadvertently apply the accelerator instead of the brake pedal when shifting from Park to Drive or Reverse gears.

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