FORD AEROSTAR 1986: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Make : FORD Model : AEROSTAR Year : 1986
Build Dates : 1985-05-01 - 1988-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 88V091000
Date Owner's Notified: 1988-07-01 Date Received by ODI: 1988-06-06 Date Added to Database: 1988-06-09
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 60000
Summary:
      VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TRAILER TOW PACKAGE HAVE A TRAILER TAILLIGHT RELAY ASSEMBLY THAT CONTAINS WIRES OF SMALLER GAUGE THAN THE FUSE LINK WHICH PROTECTS THE CIRCUIT.
Consequence:
      SHOULD A SHORT CIRCUIT OCCUR IN THE WIRING WITHIN THERELAY OR IF WATER INTRUSION OCCURS THE SMALLER GAUGE WIRE IN THE RELAY WILLFUNCTION AS A FUSE LINK AND OVERHEAT. THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR A FIRE IF THEWIRES ARE EXPOSED TO COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS.
Remedy:
      INSTALLATION OF A RELAY WITH WIRES OF GAUGE ADEQUATE TO PROTECT THE CIRCUIT.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI PURPOSE VEHICLE VAN, EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL TRAILERTOW PACKAGE.