Recall: 1999-2000 Explorer: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]63502,63503[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
Make: FORD
Model: EXPLORER
Model Year: 1999-2000
MFG Campaign #: 00S46

Description: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Begin Date of MFG: 6/26/1998
End Date of MFG: 11/23/1999
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 100,500
Date owner notified by MFG: 1/23/2001

Recall Initiator: MFR
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 3.27 OR 3.55 AXLE RATION. THE SUBJECT VEHICLES HAVE A POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE THAT COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO EXCEED THE DESIGN INTENT TOP SPEED. AT THESE EXTREME SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE COULD BE CAPABLE OF EXCEEDING THE SPEED RATING OF THE TIRE.

Consequence Summary: OPERATING THE VEHICLE ABOVE THE MAXIMUM SPEED RATING COULD LEAD TO A TIRE FAILURE WHICH AT THESE SPEEDS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE.[/FONT]
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Recall Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 23, 2001.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 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
 

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