FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1992: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : FORD Model : CROWN VICTORIA Year : 1992
Build Dates : 1991-11-01 - 1992-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96I002000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-07-17 Date Received by ODI: 1996-03-13 Date Added to Database: 1996-03-27
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 17600
Summary:
     
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR BRAKE LINES, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE A SECTION OF THE REAR BRAKE LINES IF IT IS LEAKING. ALSO THE RUBBER SHIELD ON THE LINE WILL BE INSPECTED TO VERIFY THAT IT IS PROPERLY LOCATED AND IT WILL BE SECURED WITH AN ADDITIONAL WORM-DRIVE TYPE CLAMP.
Report Initiator: ODI I Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; LINES; HOSE; NON-METALLIC. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: NON-ABS EQUIPPED POLICE VEHICLES. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 573. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. THE REAR BRAKE LINE CAN COME INTO CONTACT WITH A BODY WELD FLANGE AT THE LOWER DASH PANEL DURING PURSUIT OR SLALOM TYPE POLICE MANEUVERS.CONSEQUENCE OF PROBLEM: THIS CONDITION CAN WEAR A SMALL HOLE IN THE BRAKE LINECAUSING GRADUAL BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE EVENTUALLY RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF THEREAR SERVICE BRAKES.NOTE: FORD HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT SERVICE CAMPAIGN TOINSPECT THE BRAKE LINES ON THESE POLICE VEHICLES. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FORDAT 1-800-392-3673.