FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1997: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Make : FORD Model : CROWN VICTORIA Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1991-03-01 - 1996-10-07
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 97V024000
Date Owner's Notified: 1997-04-24 Date Received by ODI: 1997-03-04 Date Added to Database: 1997-03-25
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 125000
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: POLICE AND TAXI VEHICLES. THE HOOD LATCH STRIKER CAN WEAR OR BECOME DETACHED FROM THE HOOD.
Consequence:
      EITHER OF THESE CONDITIONS CAN RESULT IN THE HOOD OPENING WITHOUT WARNING WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED IMPAIRING THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED HOOD LATCH STRIKER "VEHICLES WITH 1992 MODEL HOODS" OR REVISED STRIKER PLATE ATTACHING FASTENERS "VEHICLES WITH 1993-1997 MODEL HOODS".
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN APRIL 14, 1997. NOTE: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.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.