FORD EXPEDITION 2008: TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Make : FORD Model : EXPEDITION Year : 2008
Build Dates : 2007-05-10 - 2008-01-09
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V166000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-04-24 Date Received by ODI: 2008-04-11 Date Added to Database: 2008-04-14
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 08C03
Component: TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 158
Summary:
      FORD IS RECALLING 158 MY 2008 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM "TPMS" AND THE LIMO BUILDERS PACKAGE FOR FAILING TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, Z"TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS." THE TIRE PRESSURE WAS INCREASED FROM 35 PSI TO 40 PSI WITHOUT A COMMENSURATE UPDATE TO THE TPMS CALIBRATIONS.
Consequence:
      THE TPMS INDICATOR LIGHT WILL NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN A TIRE PRESSURE IS IS 25" BELOW THE 40 PSI VALUE STATED ON THE TIRE PLACARD LABEL OCCURS.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL RECONFIGURE THE TPMS THRESHOLDS TO THE APPROPRIATE PRESSURES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 23, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 138
Notes:
      FORD RECALL NO. 08C03.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY: 1-800-424-9153'; OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.