FORD EXP 1982: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

Make : FORD Model : EXP Year : 1982
Build Dates : 1981-08-01 - 1982-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 82V045000
Date Owner's Notified: 1982-05-26 Date Received by ODI: 1982-05-11 Date Added to Database: 1982-05-17
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 113000
Summary:
      ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, A THERMAL LIMITER IN THE BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR CIRCUIT OF THE AIR CONDITIONER/HEATER ASSEMBLY MAY NOT FUNCTION AS INTENDED. IF THE BLOWER MOTOR BECOMES JAMMED WHEN THE SYSTEM IS OPERATING IN THE MEDIUM-LOW BLOWER SPEED, THE RESISTOR COILS CAN OVERHEAT CAUSING MELTING AND POSSIBLE IGNITION.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL REPLACE THE RESISTOR ASSEMBLY WITH AN IMPROVED VERSION WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGERS VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL AIRCONDITIONING.SYSTEM: AIR CONDITIONER; MOTOR, FAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: A VEHICLE FIRE COULD RESULT, POSSIBLY CAUSING LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL, ACCIDENT, AND PASSENGER INJURY.NOTE: UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS SERVICED, THE BLOWER SHOULD BE OPERATED ONLY IN THEHIGH OR LOW SPEEDS. THE A/C MODE LEVER SHOULD BE TURNED TO THE "OFF" POSITIONIF THE BLOWER BECOMES NOISY OR IF A BURNING ODOR OR SMOKE IS NOTICED.