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2001 Lincoln Town Car 4dr Sdn Cartier

SAFETY FEATURES
 
  • Front passenger & rear seat passenger roof rail assist handles
  • Child-proof pwr door locks
  • Front & side airbags for driver & right front passenger
  • Deluxe color-keyed front safety belts, rear outboard lap/shoulder belts
  • 8-way pwr individual comfort lounge 40/20/40 front seats-inc: pwr recliners, memory, pwr lumbar support, 2-way head restraints, 5-temp heated cushions, driver easy-entry/exit
  • Dual note horn
  • Brake shift interlock
  • Front/rear center lap belts w/rear center shoulder belt
 
Crash Test Results for the 2001 Lincoln Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2001 Lincoln LS 55455
2001 Lincoln Navigator 55Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2
2001 Lincoln Town Car 5544Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 2001 Lincoln Town Car 4dr Sdn Cartier
2001 LINCOLN TOWN CAR:

Bulletin Number: 00213
SUBJECT REGARDING CLIMATE CONTROL - EATC - BLOWER MOTOR CONTROL SERVICE TIPS. *JB

Bulletin Number: 00214
INFORMATION REGARDING REVISED ENGINE MOUNTS FOR SEVERE DUTY VEHICLES. *JB

Bulletin Number: 002310
SUBJECT REGARDING CONTAMINATION FROM PRIOR TRANSMISSION CONCERNS OR EXCESS WEAR MAY BE TRAPPED IN THE TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLING SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00251
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A FLASHING TRANSMISSION CONTROL INDICATOR LIGHT (TCIL) WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0782 STORED IN MEMORY AND / OR A 200 - 400 ENGINE RPM RISE DURING LIGHT THROTTLE 3-4 SHIFTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00S26
ON SOME VEHICLES, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE FOR THE RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE (RCM) TO INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATE AN AIRBAG OR SAFETY BELT PRE-TENSIONER WHILE STARTING THE ENGINE. FORD MOTOR COMPANY WILL INSTALL A REVISED RCM. *JB

Bulletin Number: 00S26
SUBJECT REGARDING DEMONSTRATION / DELIVERY HOLD - SAFETY RECALL 00S26 SUPPLEMENT #4 - RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE REPLACEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01137
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 4R70W AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A CLUNK NOISE DURING THE 2-1 DOWNSHIFT EVENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01156
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT HEATER CORE LEAKS. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 01157
INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 01181
BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK.*JB

Bulletin Number: 01194
THIS ARITLCE IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON REPLACEMENT OF OLD STYLE HOOD LAMP SWITCH TO THE RVISED MECHANICAL HOOD LAMP SWITCH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01205
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT VACUUM OR AIR LEAKS IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND / OR ENGINE SYSTEM CAUSING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0171 AND OR P0174. *TT

Bulletin Number: 012113
SOME IGNITION SWITCH LOCK CYLINDER ASSEMBLIES MAY EXHIBIT ROUGNESS AND / OR EXCESS EFFORT IN TURNING, KEY DOES NOT FULLY RETURN FROM START, A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP MAY ILLUMINATE WITH P0500, P1502 AND U1039 STORED IN POWERTRIAN CONTROL

Bulletin Number: 012114
PARTS AND PROCEDURE TO REDUCE THE POTENTIAL OF FUEL TANK PUNCTURES DURING RARE AND EXTREMELY HIGH-SPEED REAR IMPACTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01246
ENGINE OIL SYSTEM PRIMING PROCEDURES, SERVICE TIPS FOR REPORTS OF PREMATURE ENGINE FAILURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0125
SEAT BELT WARNING SYSTEM - BELT REMINDER FUNCTION, OPERATION AND SERVICE TIPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0147
SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE IN 2001 VEHICLES - SAE 5W-20 MOTOR OIL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0158
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 4R70W AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A TICKING OR CLICKING TYPE NOISE IN FIRST GEAR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0162
VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) MAY NOT START OR CRANK. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01B83
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM REGARDING HYBRID ELECTRONIC CLUSTER (HEC) MODULE INSPECTION / REPLACEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01B86
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 01B86 SUPPLEMENT #1 REGARDING HYBRID ELECTRONIC CLUSTER (HEC) MODULE INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01B86
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM REGARDING HYBRID ELECTRONIC CLUSTER (HEC) MODULE INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01M02
SOME OF THE COMPOSITE INTAKE MANIFOLDS USED ON 4.6L SOHC ENGINES MAY DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS AT THE COOLANT CROSSOVER DUCT. THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN ENGINE COOLANT LEAKAGE WHICH, IF NOT SERVICED, MAY CAUSE ENGINE OVERHEATING. COMPL

Bulletin Number: 01M02
OWNER NOTIFICATION PROGRAM REGARDING ADDITIONAL COVERAGE ON CERTAIN 4.6L SOHC INTAKE MANIFOLDS. SOME OF THE COMPOSITE INTAKE MANIFOLDS MAY DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS AT THE COOLANT CROSSOVER DUCT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 02134
ILLUMINATED AIR BAG WARNING LAMP WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE B2295 WITH LIGHT FLASHING CODE 22 (DRIVER SEAT SIDE AIR BAG CIRCUIT FAULT), OR LIGHT FLASHING CODE 23 (PASSENGER SEAT SIDE AIR BAG CIRCUIT FAULT). *TT

Bulletin Number: 02136
ON SOME VEHICLES, THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK MAY BE INOPERATIVE, NOW ALLOWING THE OPERATOR TO MOVE THE SHIFT LEVER FROM THE PARK POSITION. STOP LAMP OPERATION MAY ALSO BE AFFECTED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0214
SOME ENGINE ASSEMBLIES WITH ALUMINUM CYLINDER HEADS REPAIRED IN-VEHILE HAVE BEEN FOUND TO LEAK COOLANT AND/OR OIL FROM THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET AREA. *TT

Bulletin Number: 02175
RESTRAINT SYSTEM-AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT STRATEGY WITH ADVANCED RESTRAINT SYSTEM. *MJ

Bulletin Number: 02208
CLIMATE CONTROL A/C SERVICE TECH TIPS. *EH

Bulletin Number: 0222
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN INTAKE MANIFOLD CROSSOVER (FIRST RUNNER) COOLANT SEEPAGE CONDITION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0245
INFORMATION REGARDING DISCHARGED BATTERY CHARGING SERVICE TIPS AND GUIDELINES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0254
ON SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.6L ENGINE, THE FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT MAY HYDROPLANE ON THE WATER PUMP PULLEY WHENTHE BELT IS SPLASHED WITH WATER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0258
INOPERATIVE OR INACURRATE SPEEDOMETER, 4X4 LAMP ILLUMINATD, AND / OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1635 OR P1639. *TT

Bulletin Number: 02M01
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 02M01 SUPPLEMENT #4. CERTAIN FORD 2000 THROUGH 2003 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TUBE-MOUNTED EGR PRESSURE SENSOR - ADDITIONAL EGR PRESSURE SENSOR WARRANTY COVERAGE. *TT SUPPLEMENT #3. *MJ SUPPLEMENT #6

Bulletin Number: 031404
ENGINE MISFIRE OR RUNNING - COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS - WDS COP KIT DIAGNOSTIC TIPS. TO INCLUDE VARIOUS 2005 MODELS. * AR THIS ARTICLE 04161 SUPERSEDES TSB 03-14-04.

Bulletin Number: 031501
INOPERATIVE ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (HEATED BACKLITE) GRID LINES, INTEGRAL ANTENNA CONCERNS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 03164
SOME VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.6L 2V ENGINE, WITH AN ENGINE BUILD DATE PRIOR TO 8/29/03 MAY EXHIBIT AN ENGINE TICK NOISE THAT IS PRESENT AT ALL TEMPERATURES DURING IDLE. 2004 MODELS INCLUDED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 03181
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - SERVICE TIPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 03203
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457 OR P1442 OR A CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DTC P0457 FOR THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0322
STREAMLINED DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES WITH MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0401, P0402, P1400 OR P1401, OR RUNS ROUGH, LACKS POWER, SURGE, POOR FUEL ECONOMY, AND THE ABOVE LISTED DTCS WITHOUT

Bulletin Number: 03223
STREAMLINED DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES WITH MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0401, P0402, P1400 OR P1401. ADDITIONAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE RUNS ROUGH, LACKS POWER, SURGE, POOR FUEL ECONOMY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 03256
ENGINE-ROMEO BUILT 4.6L 2V-TICK NOISE FROM ENGINE-ENGINES BUILT BEFORE 9/17/2003. *MJ

Bulletin Number: 03261
NEW SERVICE PART - NUMBER 5 NEEDLE BEARING AND RACE KIT - 4R70W TRANSMISSION - SERVICE TIP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0361
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH OR WITHOUT ROUGH RUNNING, LACK OF POWER, SURGE OR POOR FUEL ECONOMY WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0401, P0402, P1400, P1401. *TT *JB

Bulletin Number: 0398
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457, P1442 OR CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0457. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04111
STREAMLINED DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES WITH MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0401, P0402, P1400 OR P1401. ADDITIONAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE RUNS ROUGH, LACKS POWER, SURGE, POOR FUEL ECONOMY.

Bulletin Number: 041514
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 041601
WDS COP KIT DIAGNOSTIC TIP - COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS - ENGINE MISFIRE OR ROUGH RUNNING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 041612
LOSS OF AUTOLOCK AND/OR RKE HORN CHIRP CONFIRMATION. * AR

Bulletin Number: 04174
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED - SYSTEM LEAN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) - SERVICE TIPS. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2004 F-SERIES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04189
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 042107
GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04217
GENERAL POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 042421
SAFETY BELT RETRACTION SPEED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04251
ALUMINUM CORROSION - SERVICE TIP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0531
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 05B31 - INFORMATION ONLY. A POSSIBILITY THAT DURING A HIGH SPEED / HIGH ENERGY REAR COLLISION, CERTAIN COMPONENTS HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF PUNCTURING THE FUEL TANK ON VEHICLES WITH LIMO PREP PACKAGE LIMO PACK

Bulletin Number: 05310
SAFETY BELT WEB STOP BUTTON SERVICE. *EH

Bulletin Number: 05N04
EXTENDED COVERAGE PROGRAM 05N04 - EXTENDED COVERAGE FOR COMPOSITE INTAKE MANIFOLD. THIS PROGRAM IS BEING PROVIDED AS A SETTLEMENT TO A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT EXTEND THE COVERAGE OF THE ALL-COMPOSITE INTAKE MANIF

Bulletin Number: 07212
SOME 1997-2008 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 4.6L 2V, 5.4L 2V, OR 6.8L 2V ENGINE--SPARK PLUG THREAD REPAIR PROCEDURE--NOT COVERED UNDER NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY. *NJ THIS INCLUDES F-53 MOTORHOME CHASSIS. UPDATED 2/23/10. *PE

Bulletin Number: 14807
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HOOT NOISE AT IDLE COMING FROM THE INDUCTION SYSTEM. POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1506 AND A HIGHER THAN NORMAL IDLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14821
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.6L ROMEO ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT AN OIL LEAK FROM THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET AREA. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14844
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT VARIOUS INTERMITTENT / CONSTANT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CONDITIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14862
INFORMATION ON REPLACING FUEL TANK STRAP BOLTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14864
SUBJECT REGARDING CERTAIN VEHICLES WITH 4.6L ROMEO ENGINES EXHIBITING AN OIL LEAK FROM THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET AREA. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14907
CONCERNS WITH VEHICLES EXHIBITING THE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE REGISTERING LOW OR NO OIL PRESSURE USUALLY ON INITIAL START-UP AFTER SEVERAL HOURS OF COLD SOAK. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14918
THIS BULLETIN STATES THAT ON SOME VEHICLES (INCLUDING 2002 BLACKWOOD) A BATTERY DISCONNECT OR PARAMETER RESET IS REQUIRED DURING POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) OR INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (VIC / HEC / ICM) REPLACEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14928
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT FALSE ACTIVATION OF THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DURING BRAKING JUST PRIOR TO COMING TO A STOP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14956
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT FALSE ACTIVATION OF THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DURING BRAKING JUST PRIOR TO COMING TO A STOP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14968
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CRANKS NO START CONDITION WITH A DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1260 AND U1147 CODES IN MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15047
SOME VEHICLES CARS BUILT BETWEEN 4/17/2001 AND 6/14/2001 MAY EXHIBIT A CRANK / NO-START CONDITION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1260 AND U1147 IN MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15158
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A FEAD BELT JUMP-OFF TOSS. *YH

Bulletin Number: 15582
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN AIRBAG LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE B2295 (SIDE AIR BAG STATUS - PASSENGER SEAT SIDE AIR BAG CIRCUIT FAULT) OR B2296 (IMPACT SENSOR STATUS - FRONT IMPACT SEVERITY SENSOR CIRCUIT FAULT) IN MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15629
EXHBITING AN ILLUMINATED AIR BAG WARNING LAMP WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE B2295 OR LIGHT FLASHING CODE 22. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15793
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A SLIGHT OIL LEAK AT THE CYLINDER HEAD TO BLOCK JOINT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15850
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 4.6L ROMEO ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT A SLIGHT OIL LEAK OR WEEP AT THE CYLINDER HEAD TO BLOCK JOINT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15889
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (EATC) WILL NOT CYCLE THE AI CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR WHEN THE FLOOR MODE IS SELECTED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15893
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN INOPERATIVE ENGINE COOLING FAN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 16380
SERVICE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET FOR 4.6L APPLICATIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 16877
FRONT DOOR GLASS THAT MOVES SLOWLY OR BINDS - GLASS STOPS 1/2 WAY DOWN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17533
AIR BAG LIGHT ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) B2477 - PROGRAMMABLE MODULE INSTALLATION (PMI) SERVICE TIP. *MJ

Bulletin Number: 17730
DASHES DISPLAYED INSTEAD OF AN ODOMETER READING - NO COMMUNICATION WITH THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17810
TRANSMISSION FAILURE WHERE THERE IS A LARGE AMOUNT OF METAL OR DEBRIS IN THE PAN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17828
VARIOUS INTERMITTENT/CONSTANT ELECTRICAL CONCERNS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17871
MULTIPLE DRIVEABILITY CONCERNS UNDER ACCELERATION CAUSED BY IGNITION COIL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 18383
AM/FM AND CELLULAR PHONE RECEPTION INTERFERENCE - SERVICE TIP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 18426
AM FM AND CELLULAR PHONE RECEPTION INTERFERENCE . *EH

Bulletin Number: CSP 08B04
FORD/LINCOLN MERCURY: CERTAIN 1992-2001 MODEL YEAR CROWN VICTORIA, GRAND MARQUIS, AND TOWN CAR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF WISCONSIN AND CONNECTICUT UPGRADE MODIFICATIONS FOR HIGH SPEED REAR IMPACTS. *PE

Bulletin Number: CSP 08B04
FORD/LINCOLN MERCURY: CERTAIN 1992-2001 MODEL YEAR CROWN VICTORIA, GRAND MARQUIS, AND TOWN CAR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF WISCONSIN AND CONNECTICUT UPGRADE MODIFICATIONS FOR HIGH SPEED REAR IMPACTS. *PE

Bulletin Number: TB-21406
LINCOLN: RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE REPLACEMENT. WHEN REPLACING THE RCM IN VEHICLE, ENSURE THAT YOU ARE INSTALLING THE CORRECT REPLACEMENT PARTS AND THAT YOUR IDS SOFTWARE IS UPDATED TO VERSION 67.07 OR NEWER IN ORDER TO PREVENT A CONFIGURA

Bulletin Number: TB-21406
LINCOLN: RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE REPLACEMENT. WHEN REPLACING THE RCM IN VEHICLE, ENSURE THAT YOU ARE INSTALLING THE CORRECT REPLACEMENT PARTS AND THAT YOUR IDS SOFTWARE IS UPDATED TO VERSION 67.07 OR NEWER IN ORDER TO PREVENT A CONFIGURA

 
Recalls for 2001 Lincoln Town Car 4dr Sdn Cartier
2001 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V270000
Component: AIR BAGS
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 03/25/2000 - 09/05/2000
Potential Units Affected: 18500
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIMOUSINES, AND MINI VANS WERE BUILT WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE (RCM). IN SOME CASES, THE RCM DOES NOT RECOGNIZE CERTAIN SYSTEM FAULTS THAT COULD RESULT IN AN AIR BAG OR SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER UNEXPECTEDLY ACTIVATING DURING THE SELF-TEST SEQUENCE AT VEHICLE START-UP.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RCM IN THESE VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 14, 2000. 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 1-800-392-3673.
2001 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V356000
Component: TIRES
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 09/19/1997 - 09/26/2000
Potential Units Affected: 10000
Defect Description:
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:
THE VEHICLE WEIGHT COULD EXCEED THE MAXIMUM LOAD RATING FOR THE TIRE, INCREASING THE RISK OF PREMATURE TIRE WEAR OR BLOWOUT.
Action to take:
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.
2001 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V412000
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 08/08/2000 - 09/29/2000
Potential Units Affected: 16000
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES. A RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE (RCM) OR A SIDE OR FRONT CRASH SENSOR MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE SCREWS THAT MOUNT THE CIRCUIT BOARD IN THE HOUSING MISSING. IF SOME OR ALL OF THE SCREWS ARE MISSING, THE PERFORMANCE OF THE OCCUPANT RESTRAINS COULD BE AFFECTED.
Consequence:
IN SOME CASES, LESS THAN THE INTENDED LEVEL OF PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE RCM AND CRASH SENSORS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THEM.
2001 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
NHTSA Campaign ID: 01V227001
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 03/27/2000 - 05/30/2001
Potential Units Affected: 1400000
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND MINIVANS. EQUIPPED WITH SEAT BELTS SUPPLIED BY TRW. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE DRIVER'S AND/OR FRONT PASSENGER'S OUTBOARD SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT FULLY LATCH. FORD CROWN VICTORIA BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01. LINCOLN TOWN CARS BUILT AT WIXOM ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/27/00 - 5/30/01. LINCOLN NAVIGATORS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01. FORD WINDSTARS BUILT AT OAKVILLE ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/23/00 - 5/30/01. FORD RANGERS BUILT AT TWIN CITIES PLANT FROM 3/28/00 - 5/30/01, AND ALSO AT THE EDISON PLANT FROM 3/13/00 - 5/25/01. FORD F-150 TRUCK BUILT AT NORFOLK PLANT FROM 4/18/00 - 5/25/00; AT ONTARIO PLANT FROM 5/10/00 - 5/28/01; AT KANSAS CITY PLANT FROM 9/11/99 - 5/25/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/9/01. FORD SUPER DUTY F-250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 TRUCKS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/27/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/19/01. FORD EXCURSIONS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 10/2/00. FORD EXPEDITIONS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01.
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE RESTRAINT SYSTEM MAY NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE OCCUPANT PROTECTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT OUTBOARD SEAT BELT BUCKLES AND IF THE BUCKLE FAILS THE INSPECTION PROCESS, IT WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 25, 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.
2001 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
NHTSA Campaign ID: 01V258000
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected: 1083000
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND LIGHT AND MEDIUM DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. A SWITCH LOCATED IN THE PLASTIC COVER OF THE WIPER MOTOR GEAR CASE COULD MALFUNCTION AND OVERHEAT, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN LOSS OF INTERMITTENT WIPER FUNCTION, LOSS OF WIPER PARK FUNCTION, COMPLETE LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION, OR IGNITION OF THE PLASTIC COVER MATERIAL. SWITCH MALFUNCTION IS MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR WHEN THE INTERMITTENT SETTING OF THE WIPERS IS BEING USED, OR WHEN SNOW OR ICE OBSTRUCTS THE BLADES FROM RETURNING TO THE "PARKED" POSITION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDSHIELD. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT AT THE FOLLOWING ASSEMBLY PLANTS: ATLANTA PLANT FROM 2/11/00 THROUGH 7/31/00; CHICAGO PLANT FROM 2/14/00 THROUGH 8/4/00; KANSAS CITY PLANT FROM 2/26/00 TO 9/4/00; KENTUCKY TRUCK PLANT FROM 2/18/00 TO 8/31/00; MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 2/23/00 THROUGH 8/3/00; NORFOLK PLANT FROM 2/21/00 THROUGH 7/27/00; WAYNE STAMPING AND ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 2/25/00 THROUGH 8/15/00; AND WIXOM PLANT FROM 2/15/00 THROUGH 8/8/00.
Consequence:
LOSS OF VISIBILITY WHILE DRIVING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DATE CODE ON THE WIPER MOTOR. MOTORS BUILT WITH THE SUSPECT TIME FRAME WILL HAVE THE WIPER MOTOR GEAR CASE COVER REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 20, 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.
 
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