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Safety Features



1998 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

  • 3-point active restraint safety belts
  • Cloth reclining bucket seats-inc: head restraints
  • Driver & front passenger second-generation air bags
  • Dual note horn
 
Crash Test Results for the 1998 Ford Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1998 Ford Contour 5434Not
Tested
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 5544Not
Tested
1998 Ford Escort 3333Not
Tested
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Not
Tested
Not
Tested
14Not
Tested
1998 Ford Expedition 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1998 Ford Explorer 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1998 Ford F-150 54Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1998 Ford Mustang 5433Not
Tested
1998 Ford Ranger 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1998 Ford Taurus 4433Not
Tested
1998 Ford Windstar 55Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1998 Ford Windstar 2dr Convertible
1998 FORD MUSTANG:

Bulletin Number: 0015
INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER- SERVICE TIP. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 00212
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HOOD THAT IS HARD TO CLOSE. *JB

Bulletin Number: 002310
SUBJECT REGARDING CONTAMINATION FROM PRIOR TRANSMISSION CONCERNS OR EXCESS WEAR MAY BE TRAPPED IN THE TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLING SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00241
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A VIBRATION THAT MAY BE HEARD OF FELT AT THE CLUTCH PEDAL BETWEEN IDLE AND 2300 RPM, AND GOES AWAY WHEN DEPRESSING THE CLUTCH AT LEAST 25MM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00S37S1
SUBJECT REGARDING PARKING BRAKE CONTROL ASSEMBLY MODIFICATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01156
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT HEATER CORE LEAKS. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 01157
INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 01181
BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK.*JB

Bulletin Number: 01205
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT VACUUM OR AIR LEAKS IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND / OR ENGINE SYSTEM CAUSING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0171 AND OR P0174. *TT

Bulletin Number: 012110
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE ROMEO BUILT 4.6L 2V ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT AN ENGINE OIL LEAK OR OIL WEEPAGE FROM THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET AT THE RIGHT HAND REAR OR THE LEFT HAND FRONT OF THE ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 012113
SOME IGNITION SWITCH LOCK CYLINDER ASSEMBLIES MAY EXHIBIT ROUGNESS AND / OR EXCESS EFFORT IN TURNING, KEY DOES NOT FULLY RETURN FROM START, A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP MAY ILLUMINATE WITH P0500, P1502 AND U1039 STORED IN POWERTRIAN CONTROL

Bulletin Number: 01235
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE T45 MANUAL TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION OF BEING STUCK IN REVERSE, DIFFICULT TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE OR MAY POP OUT OF REVERSE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01246
ENGINE OIL SYSTEM PRIMING PROCEDURES, SERVICE TIPS FOR REPORTS OF PREMATURE ENGINE FAILURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0147
SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE IN 2001 VEHICLES - SAE 5W-20 MOTOR OIL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0162
VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) MAY NOT START OR CRANK. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0214
SOME ENGINE ASSEMBLIES WITH ALUMINUM CYLINDER HEADS REPAIRED IN-VEHILE HAVE BEEN FOUND TO LEAK COOLANT AND/OR OIL FROM THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET AREA. *TT

Bulletin Number: 02176
LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

Bulletin Number: 02208
CLIMATE CONTROL A/C SERVICE TECH TIPS. *EH

Bulletin Number: 0222
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN INTAKE MANIFOLD CROSSOVER (FIRST RUNNER) COOLANT SEEPAGE CONDITION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 02221
ENGINE-GEAR DRIVEN SYNCHRONIZERS-INCORRECT INSTALLATION-CAMSHAFT POSITION SYNCHRONIZER (CMP) INSTALLATION TOOL CORRECT APPLICATION. *MJ

Bulletin Number: 0245
INFORMATION REGARDING DISCHARGED BATTERY CHARGING SERVICE TIPS AND GUIDELINES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 031404
ENGINE MISFIRE OR RUNNING - COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS - WDS COP KIT DIAGNOSTIC TIPS. TO INCLUDE VARIOUS 2005 MODELS. * AR THIS ARTICLE 04161 SUPERSEDES TSB 03-14-04.

Bulletin Number: 03144
ENGINE MISFIRE OR ROUGH RUNNING CONDITION WITH COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS MAY BE MORE ACCURATELY DIAGNOSED USING THE OPTIONAL WORLDWIDE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (WDS) COIL ON PLUG (COP) KIT. 2003 SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 03181
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - SERVICE TIPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 03261
NEW SERVICE PART - NUMBER 5 NEEDLE BEARING AND RACE KIT - 4R70W TRANSMISSION - SERVICE TIP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0398
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457, P1442 OR CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0457. *TT

Bulletin Number: 041601
WDS COP KIT DIAGNOSTIC TIP - COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS - ENGINE MISFIRE OR ROUGH RUNNING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 042107
GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 05N04
EXTENDED COVERAGE PROGRAM 05N04 - EXTENDED COVERAGE FOR COMPOSITE INTAKE MANIFOLD. THIS PROGRAM IS BEING PROVIDED AS A SETTLEMENT TO A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT EXTEND THE COVERAGE OF THE ALL-COMPOSITE INTAKE MANIF

Bulletin Number: 07212
SOME 1997-2008 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 4.6L 2V, 5.4L 2V, OR 6.8L 2V ENGINE--SPARK PLUG THREAD REPAIR PROCEDURE--NOT COVERED UNDER NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY. *NJ THIS INCLUDES F-53 MOTORHOME CHASSIS. UPDATED 2/23/10. *PE

Bulletin Number: 090308
MIL LIGHT ON WITH EVAPORATIVE DTC P0442, P0455

Bulletin Number: 11482
FOR CERTAIN MODEL VEHICLES, THE 4R70W TRANSMISSION SOLENOID MOLDED LEADFRAME MUST BE REPLACED WHEN REMOVED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 11530
WHEN DIAGNOSING CRANK / NO START ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT (PATS) CHECK THE CUSTOMERS KEY RING FOR ANY MAGNETIC OBJECTS LIKE THE MOBILE SPEEDPASS KEY WHICH MAY AFFECT THE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION BETWEEN THE PATS KEY A

Bulletin Number: 11756
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT FLUID LEAKING FROM THE REAR OF THE TRANSMISSION CAUSED BY AN INCORRECT DRIVESHAFT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 11757
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN INOPERATIVE CIGARETTE LIGHTER AND POWER POINT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 11804
SUBJECT REGARDING THE SUBWOOFER ENCLOSURE ON COUPES WITH THE MACH 460 AUDIO SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 11818
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH T45 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS BUILT 5/15/98 THROUGH 7/23/98 MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN OF INABILITY TO SHIFT OUT OF REVERSE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12073
VEHICLES WITH FEDERAL EMISSION EQUIPPED 1998, MAY EXHIBIT A FUEL SMELL IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT AT TIMES. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 12083
SOME 4.6L VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 4R70W TRANSMISSION, MAY EXPERIENCE A HARSH REVERSE ENGAGEMENT. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 12091
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 3.8L ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT A CRANKS/NO START CONDITION WITH THE EEC 20A FUSE BLOWN. * MJS

Bulletin Number: 12120
SOME VEHICLES WITH 4R70W TRANSMISSIONS BUILT FROM 4/16/98 THROUGH 10/30/98 MAY EXHIBIT A LEAK FROM THE VENT AREA OF THE TRANSMISSION. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 12120
SOME VEHICLES WITH 4R700 TRANSMISSIONS BUILT FROM 4/16/98 THROUGH THE END OF THE 1998 MODEL YEAR MAY EXHIBIT A LEAK FROM THE VENT AREA OF THE TRANSMISSION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12124
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLICK OR POP NOISE WHEN QUICKLY TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL WHILE TRAVELING OVER B UMPS, OR BRAKING, VEHICLES BUILT FROM 2/2/98 THROUGH 9/25/98. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 12154
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PATS (SECURILOCK) EXCEPT CERTAIN MODELS NOW HAVE AVAILABILITY OF FLEET KEYS THROUGH ROTUNDA. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 12174
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARD START/LONG CRANK, COLD START STALL, COLD ROUGH IDLE CONCERN. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 12178
INFORMATION REGARDING TSB 98-5A-12 (TRANSAXLE/TRANSMISSION/TRANSFER CASE-VEHICLES TOWED BEHIND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES-RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES) DOES NOT LIST TOWING INFORMATION FOR CERTAIN MODEL VEHICLES. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 12193
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0340 STORED IN MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12195
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A DRIVER AND / OR PASSENGER SIDE DOOR WINDOW THAT TRAVELS BEYOND THE UPSTOP AND EXITS THE GLASS RUN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12298
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4R70W TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT DELAYED OR NO 2-3 UPSHIFT, PRIMARILY WHEN THE TRANSMISSION IS COLD. TRANSMISSION CONTROL INDICATOR LIGHT (TCIL) MAY ALSO FLASH WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0782. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12523
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ACCOMPANIED WITH OBD-II CODE P0340 SET IN THE PCM MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12704
SUBJECT REGARDING ALL VEHICLES REQUIRES A PARAMETER RESET TO BE PERFORMED ON THE PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM MODULE (PATS / VIC / HEC) WHEN THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) IS REPLACED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12725
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A VIBRATION AND / OR TRANSMISSION EXTENSION HOUSING BUSHING DAMAGE FROM SUSTAINED HIGH SPEED OPERATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12742
SOME VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION EQUIPPED CONVERTIBLES MAY EXHIBIT A BODY VIBRATION / SHAKE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12771
SOME VEHICLES WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A FEAD BELT CONCERN (FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE). *TT

Bulletin Number: 12899
INFORMATION ON POWER SEAT SWITCH REPLACEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 13061
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT TOSS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 13080
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH T45 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT THE INABILITY TO SHIFT OUT OF REVERSE, REVERSE GEAR JUMP-OUT, WILL NOT SHIFT INTO OR ENGAGE REVERSE GEAR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 13180
INFORMATION REGARDING CAMSHAFT POSITION (CMP) SENSOR ALIGNMENT TOOL CHART. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 13186
INFORMATION REGARDING FRONT COVER & WATER PUMP BOLTS-TORQUE VALVE REVISION/3.8-4.2L. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 13200
INFORMATION REGARDING 5-SPEED- EXCHANGE TRANSMISSION UNIT. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 13240
INFORMATION REGARDING VIBRATION/EXTENSION HOUSING BUSHING. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 13355
INFORMATION REGARDING A/C PEANUT O-RING COLOR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 13428
SOME CONVERTIBLES MAY EXHIBIT A RATTLE NOISE FROMTHE DOOR WEDGE WHEN DRIVING ON ROUGH ROADS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14149
INFORMATION ON CASTER ADJUSTMENT WHEN PERFORMING A FRONT END ALIGNMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14520
INFORMATION PERTAINING TO 4.6L 4V PULLEY INSTRUCTIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14520
SUBJECT REGARDING INSTALLATION OF CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TORQUE SPECIFICATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 14864
SUBJECT REGARDING CERTAIN VEHICLES WITH 4.6L ROMEO ENGINES EXHIBITING AN OIL LEAK FROM THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET AREA. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15067
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A POWERTRAIN NOISE DESCRIBED AS A BRIEF ROAR, HOOT OR GROAN BETWEN 2500 - 3500 RPM WHEN THE CLUTCH PEDAL IS HALF WAY DOWN, DURING SHIFTING OR WHEN DEPRESSING AND RELEASING THE CL

Bulletin Number: 15158
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A FEAD BELT JUMP-OFF TOSS. *YH

Bulletin Number: 15178
SOME VEHICLES EXHIBIT THE DOOR GLASS POPPING OFF TRACK. *YH

Bulletin Number: 15205
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT THE DOOR GLASS COMING OFF OF THE WINDOW TRACK. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15702
SUBJECT REGARDING SPEED CONTROL LAMP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17577
GEAR WHINE IN 1ST, 3RD AND REVERSE GEARS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17868
INTERMITTENT LOSS OF POWER OR CRANK NO START - POSSIBLE PATS LAMP FLASHING AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) U1147 AND/OR U1262. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4608
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE PASSENGER AND / OR DRIVER SIDE FRONT WINDOW(S) THAT DO NOT ROLL PROPERLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4619
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ON WITH EVAPORATIVE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0442, P0455 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4640
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT FLUID LEAKING FROM THE REAR OF THE TRANSMISSION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4641
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN INOPERATIVE CIGARETTE LIGHTER AND POWER POINT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4696
SUBJECT REGARDING THE SUBWOOFER ENCLOSURE ON COUPES WITH THE MACH 460 AUDIO SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4710
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH T45 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS BUILT 5/15/98 THROUGH 7/23/98 MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN OF INABILITY TO SHIFT OUT OF REVERSE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4747
INFORMATION ON ADDITIONS TO THE FORD QUALITY RENEWAL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM.

Bulletin Number: 4749
INFORMATION ON INCORRECT FUSE PANEL LAYOUT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 5031
SOME VEHICLES AND CERTAIN FEDERAL EMISSION EQUIPPED VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A FUEL SMELL IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT AT TIMES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 5078
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 4R70W TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXPERIENCE HARSH REVERSE ENGAGEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 5135
CERTAIN VEHICLES BUILT FROM 2/298 TRHOUGH 9/25/98 MAY EXHIBIT A CLICK OR POP NOISE WHEN QUICKLY TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL WHILE TRAVELING OVER BUMPS, OR BRAKING. THE CLICK OR POP NOISE MAY BE CAUSED BY A STICK / SLIP CONDITION IN THE O

Bulletin Number: 5203
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARD START / LONG CRANK, COLD START STALL, COLD ROUGH IDLE CONCERN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 5237
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0340 STORED IN MEMORY. ENGINEERING IS INVESTIGATING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 5240
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A DRIVER AND / OR PASSENGER SIDE DOOR WINDOW THAT TRAVELS BEYOND THE UPSTOP AND EXITS THE GLASS RUN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 5847
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ACCOMPANIED WITH OBD-II CODE P0340 SET IN THE PCM MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6242
EXPERIENCING A VIBRATION AND / OR TRANSMISSION EXTENSION HOUSING BUSHING DAMAGE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6314
SOME VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A FED BELT CONCERN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6386
INFORMATION REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF ENGINE ASSEMBLY FOR VARIOUS VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6411
INFORMATION ON CHECKING DRIVESHAFT RUN OUT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6460
INFORMATION ON CHECKING DRIVESHAFT RUN OUT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6512
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT SOME NORMAL SERVICE CONCERNS WITH POWER SEAT OPERATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6573
INFORMATION ON VARIOUS ENGINES AVAILABLE FOR THE FORD QUALTY RENEWAL (FQR) ENGINE ASSEMBLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6996
INFORMATION REGARDING A CHANGE IN THE TORQUE VALUES OF THE ENGINE FRONT COVER WATER PUMP BOLTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6997
SOME SERVICE MANUALS MAY LIST THE INCORRECT CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR ALIGNMENT TOOL FOR VEHICLES WITH VARIOUS ENGINE SIZES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 7194
SUBJECT REGARDING FORD QUALITY RENEWAL (FQR) ASSEMBLY LAUNCH OF 4.6L 2V ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 7249
INFORMATION ON USING PEANUT STYLE A/C FITTINGS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 8485
INFORMATION REGARDING FREE FLOOR MAT EXCHANGE. **MR

Bulletin Number: 870197
INCORRECTLY INSTALLED GEAR DRIVEN CAMSHAFT POSITION (CMP) SENSOR SYNCHRONIZER ASSEMBLIES CAUSING SURGE, LOST OF POWER, MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1336, P1309 AND P0340. *TT

Bulletin Number: 97090297183
EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL). *YC

Bulletin Number: 976011
EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY DIAGNOSING VEHICLES WITH EVAPORATIVE FUEL SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 980308
VEHICLES WITH T45 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY JUMP OUT OF GEAR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 980321
PATS KEY PROGRAMMING. *AK

Bulletin Number: 9810270
SOME MANUAL TRANMISSION VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION WHERE THE DRIVER CAN SENSE A VIBRATION / NOISE FROM THE CLUTCH PEDAL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98110
SUBJECT REGARDING PASSIVE ANTI THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9811213
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT ABNORMAL TEMPERATURE GAUGE READINGS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9811351
SOME VEHICLES WITH 4R70W TRANSMISSION MAY HAVE A HARSH REVERSE ENGAGEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9811486
INFORMATION ON REPLACEMENT FOR THE CONSOLE GLOVE COMPARTMENT LATCH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9814
SUBJECT REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98163
LOCKS FAILED. YD

Bulletin Number: 982010
EXPERIENCING A " BUZZING " OR " RATTLING " NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *YC

Bulletin Number: 982018
THE FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE ( FEAD ) BELT MAY BECOME BROKEN OR FRAYED AND / OR DETACH FROM ( OR ROLL OFF OF) THE ENGINE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98203
CONCERNS WITH THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF ADHESIVES USED FOR BODY PANEL REPAIRS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98203
CONCERNS WITH THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF ADHESIVES USED FOR BODY PANEL REPAIRS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98203
CONCERNS WITH ADHENSIVES NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BODY PANEL REPAIRS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98222
EXPERIENCING VIBRATION/ NOISE FELT IN CLUTCH PEDAL WHEN LIGHTLY TOUCHING CLUTCH PEDAL. *YC

Bulletin Number: 982310
MASS AIR FLOW (MAF)- SENSOR CONTAMINATION- SERVICE TIP. *AK

Bulletin Number: 982312
ISSUES REGAREDING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES ( DTCS ) P0705, P0708, P1704, AND / OR P1705 MAY BE STORED IN MEMORY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 982323
INFORMATION REGARDING REPLACEMENT AND / OR REPAIRS ON ANY LOCK COMPONENT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98241
DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS ON PASSIVE ANTI THEFT SYSTEM ( PATS ). *YC

Bulletin Number: 98246
FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A NEW ELECTRICAL GREASE ( F8AZ - 19G208-AA ) TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF MOISTURE CORROSION AT THE TERMINALS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 982464
CONCERNS WITH VEHICLES WITH A T-45 TRANSMISSION MAY SHIFT FROM 4TH TO NEUTRAL WHEN THE CLUTCH IS RELEASED. *YC

Bulletin Number: 982514
INFORMATION REGARDING THE CONSOLE GLOVE COMPARTMENT LATCH. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98253
CONCERNS WITH THE FRONT WINDOW MAY TRAVEL BEYOND THE UPSTOP AND EXIT THE GLASS RUN ON SOME VEHICLES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98259
SOME VINYL COVERED ITEMS SUCH AS DASH PANELS, DOOR TRIM PANELS, CONSOLES, ETC., MAY EXHIBIT A SMALL DENT, SCUFF, ABRASION AND/ OR DISCOLORATION RESULTING FROM ASSEMBLY, TRANSIT, DEALER PREP AND/OR CUSTOMER USAGE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 982734
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT PARTIAL OR NO OPERATION OF THE POWER SEAT WHEN USING THE SEAT SWITCH. *YC

Bulletin Number: 982744
INFORMATION ON REPLACING A POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM), FAILURE TO REESTABLISH COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PCM AND THE PATS MODULE MAY RESULT IN A CRANK-NO START WITH CODE P1260. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9831
REPAIRS TO VINYL COVERED SURFACES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 983150
SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.8L AND 4.6L ENGINES MAY HAVE AIRFLOW COMING OUT OF THE DEFROST NOZZLES IN ANY MODE POSITION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 983290
ADDRESSING CONCERNS OF ABNORMAL TEMPERATURE GAUGE READINGS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9833
SERVICE TIPS FOR SURFACE DEFECT REMOVAL WITHOUT REPAINTING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 983566
INFORMATION REGARDING PROGRAMMING / DIAGNOSING PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) RELATED ISSUES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 983566
INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING / DIAGNOSING ANY PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) RELATED ISSUES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98412
THE 4R70W TRANSMISSION INSTALLED IN SOME VEHICLES WILL HAVE AN ORANGE

Bulletin Number: 9844
SOME DIFFICULTY IN MATCHING THE TEXTURE OF THE OEM ANTI-CHIP STONE ABRASION MATERIAL TO RPAIR MATERIALS WHEN SERVICING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9845
AVAILABILITY OF HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 985093
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 3.8L ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT A CRANK / NO START CONDITION WITH THE EEC 20A FUSE BLOWN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 985135
SOME VEHICLES BUILT FROM 2/2/98 THROUGH 9/25/98 MAY EXHIBIT A CLICK OR POP NOISE WHEN QUICKLY TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL WHILE TRAVELING OVER BUMPS, OR BRAKING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 985143
SOME VEHICLES WITH 4R70W TRANSMISSIONS BUILT FROM 4/16/98 THROUGH THE END OF THE 1998 MODEL YEAR MAY EXHIBIT A LEAK FROM THE VENT AREA OF THE TRANSMISSION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9852
INFORMATION ON TIRE COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 985A5
HUB-MOUNT BRAKE ROTOR MACHINING EQUIPMENT FROM ROTUNDA IS NOW APPROVED FOR WARRANTY AND SERVICE USE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9864
INFORMATION ON A BUZZING OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9873
EXPERIENCING A WHINING / BUZZING NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99101
CONCERNS WITH ROAD NOISE MAY BE HEARD FROM THE REAR WHEEL AREA AS WELL AS DUST INTRUSION INTO THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT AND / OR EVIDENCE OF A WATER LEAK IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99111
INFORMATION DESIGNED TO AID IN THE DIAGNOSIS, TESTING AND REPAIR OF NOISE, VIBRATION AND HARSHNESS (NVH) CONCERNS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 991210
FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A PRIVATE LABELED MATERIAL TO BE USED FOR IRON PARTICLE / ACID RAIN SERVICE REPAIRS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9912717
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT VIBRATION / SHAKE WHEN DRIVEN ON SMOOTH ROADS AT SPPED AROUND 62 MPH / 100 KPH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99129
EXPERIENCING A WHINE / BUZZ TYPE NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO ON VEHICLES WITH AN IN-TANK ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99131
CONCERNS WITH ENGINE COOLANT LEAKING INTO ENGINE OIL ON SOME VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9913125
SONE POLICE VEHICLES AND OTHER VEHICLES WITH 4R70W MAY EXHIBIT A VIBRATION AND / OR TRANSMISSION EXTENSION HOUSING BUSHING DAMAGE FROM SUSTAINED HIGH SPEED OPERATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9913125
SONE POLICE VEHICLES AND OTHER VEHICLES WITH 4R70W MAY EXHIBIT A VIBRATION AND / OR TRANSMISSION EXTENSION HOUSING BUSHING DAMAGE FROM SUSTAINED HIGH SPEED OPERATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99139
CONDITIONS WITH THE BRAKE LAMPS INADVERTENTLY DISABLING THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99152
INFORMATION ON THE NEW FLUSH AND FILL TOOL AVAILABLE THROUGH ROTUNDA. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99185
VEHICLES BUILT BETWEEN 3/15/1997 AND 12/31/1998 AND WITH 4R70W TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXPERIENCE DELAYED OR NO 2-3 UPSHIFT, TRANSMISSION CONTROL INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0782 STORED IN MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99194
INFORMATION FOR SERVICING AND DIAGNOSING BRAKE VIBRATION, BRAKE INSPECTION, AND BRAKE FRICTION MATERIAL REPLACEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99195
SERVICE INFORMATION FOR MUSTY AND MILDEW TYPE ODORS COMING FROM THE AIR CONDITIONING / HEATING SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99196
INFORMATION ON IDENTIFYING NON-APPROVED / ALTERNATE REFRIGERANTS WHICH COULD CAUSE SAFETY, AND PERFORMANCE CONCERNS IF INSTALLED IN FORD A/C SYSTEMS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99207
SUBJECT ON ENGINE COOLANT LEAKING INTO THE ENGINE OIL ON SOME VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99222
SUBJECT ON A WIRE HARNESS TERMINAL REPAIR KIT AVAILABLE FOR REPAIRING ELECTRICAL WIRING HARNESSES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99225
CONCERNS WITH THE CONVERTIBLE TOP BOOT MAY FIT IMPROPERLY OR BE DIFFICULT TO INSTALL ON SOME VEHICLES DUE TO THE TOP NOT FOLDING DOWN ALL THE WAY INTO THE WELL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99234
INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSING A VEHICLE WITH MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0442 AND P0455 STORED IN CONTINUOUS MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99242
INFORMATION ON REPLACING AND / OR REPAIRING MALFUNCTIONING (DOOR, IGNITION AND DECKLID) LOCKS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9943
INFORMATION REGARDING REPROGRAMMING POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULES (PCMS). *TT

Bulletin Number: 9943
INFORMATION REGARDING REPROGRAMMING POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULES (PCMS). *TT

Bulletin Number: 9946
CONCERNS WITH TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAKING AT RADIATOR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9946
CONCERNS WITH TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAKING AT THE RADIATOR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99-6193
INFORMATION ON RESETTING THE PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS). *TT

Bulletin Number: 996795
SUBJECT REGARDING VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.6L ENGINE REGARDLESS OF TRANSMISSION, MAY EXHIBIT A (FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT- BELT NOISE, DAMAGE, AND / OR BELT COMES OFF). *TT

Bulletin Number: 996795
SUBJECT REGARDING VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.6L ENGINE REGARDLESS OF TRANSMISSION, MAY EXHIBIT A (FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT- BELT NOISE, DAMAGE, AND / OR BELT COMES OFF). *TT

Bulletin Number: 996839
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH T-45 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT INABILITY TO SHIFT OUT OF REVERSE, REVERSE GEAR JUMP-OUT, WILL NOT SHIFT INTO OR ENGAGE REVERSE GEAR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99-8-15
SUBJECT REGARDING DOOR TRIM PANEL REPLACEMENT - SERVICE TIP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99816
FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOW RECOMMENDS SAE 5W-30 VISCOSITY GRADE FOR SERVICING ANY FORD GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF MODEL YEAR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9996
EXPERIENCING A DELAYED OR NO 2-3 UPSHIFT, PRIMARILY WHEN THE TRANSMISSION IS COLD ON VEHICLES WITH FORD QALITY REMANUFACTURED (FQR) 4R70W TRANSMISSION EXCHANGE UNITS WITH JULIAN BUILD BETWEEN 062-97 AND 040-99. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99S09
RECALL INFORMATION REGARDING SPEED CONTROL CABLE REPLACEMENT. *TT


1998 FORD MUSTANG COBRA:

Bulletin Number: 11504
SOME VEHICLES WITH A T-45 TRANSMISSION MAY SHIFT FROM 4TH TO NEUTRAL (POP OUT) WHEN THE CLUTCH IS RELEASED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12803
CONCERNS WITH A VIBRATION CONDITION BETWEEN 1800 - 2300 RPM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12831
INFORMATION ON CHECKING DRIVESHAFT RUN OUT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 12869
INFORMATION ON CHECKING DRIVESHAFT RUN OUT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 13302
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A NO CRANK CONDITION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 13950
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT THAT HAS BECOME BROKEN OR FRAYED AND / OR DETACH FROM THE ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 13950
SOME VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION OR WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT THAT HAS BECOME BROKEN OR FRAYED AND / OR DETACH FROM THE ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 15901
THIS BULLETIN STATES THAT SOME 4.6L FQR ENGINE ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE A SMALLER OR LARGER KNOCK SENSOR THREADED HOLD THAN THE ONE IN THE ORIGINAL ENGINE ASSEMBLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6163
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO WHEEL BALANCE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6388
CUSTOMER MAY EXPRESS CONCERNS ABOUT A VIBRATION CONDITION BETWEEN 1800 AND 2300 RPM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6641
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS AT 68 MPH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 7236
EXPERIENCING A NO CRANK CONDITION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 8106
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A NO CRANK CONDITION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 8278
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT THAT HAS BECOME BROKEN OR FRAYED AND / OR DETACH FROM THE ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 8278
SOME VEHICLES WITH MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT THAT HAS BECOME BROKEN OR FRAYED AND / OR DETACHED FROM THE ENGINE. *TT


1998 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE:

Bulletin Number: 0042
VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE VIBRATION/SHAKE AT STEADY SPEED APPROXIMATELY 100 KM/H (62 MPS), VEHICLES WITH 3.8 L ENGINE AND CONVERTIBLE TOP. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 12093
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE VIBRATION/SHAKE WHEN DRIVEN ON SMOOTH ROADS AT CONSTANT SPEEDS AROUND 62 MPH/100 KPH. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 12717
EXPERIENCING VIBRATION / SHAKE WHEN DRIVEN ON SMOOTH ROADS AT SPEED AROUND 62 MPH / 100 KPH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 5132
SOME GT CONVERTIBLES MAY EXPERIENCES VIBRATION / SHAKE WHEN DRIVEN ON SMOOTH ROADS AT CONSTANT SPEEDS AROUND 62 MPH / 100 KPH. THE CONDITION MAY BE DUE TO HARMONIC RESONANCE BETWEEN THE ENGINE, BODY AND SUSPENSION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 6227
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT CONCERNS OF VIBRATION / SHAKE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 7373
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A RATTLE NOISE FROM THE DOOR WEDGE WHEN DRIVING ON ROUGH ROADS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 985131
SOME GT MODELS MAY EXPERIENCE VIBRATION / SHAKE WHEN DRIVEN ON SMOOTH ROADS AT CONSTANT SPEEDS AROUND 62 MPH / 100 KPH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9912717
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT VIBRATION / SHAKE WHEN DRIVEN ON SMOOTH ROADS AT SPPED AROUND 62 MPH / 100 KPH. *TT


1998 FORD MUSTANG GT:

Bulletin Number: 11504
SOME VEHICLES WITH A T-45 TRANSMISSION MAY SHIFT FROM 4TH TO NEUTRAL (POP OUT) WHEN THE CLUTCH IS RELEASED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 13950
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT THAT HAS BECOME BROKEN OR FRAYED AND / OR DETACH FROM THE ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 13950
SOME VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION OR WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT THAT HAS BECOME BROKEN OR FRAYED AND / OR DETACH FROM THE ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 8278
SOME VEHICLES WITH MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT THAT HAS BECOME BROKEN OR FRAYED AND / OR DETACHED FROM THE ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 8278
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT THAT HAS BECOME BROKEN OR FRAYED AND / OR DETACH FROM THE ENGINE. *TT

 
Recalls for 1998 Ford Windstar 2dr Convertible
1998 FORD MUSTANG
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V349000
Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 10/04/1993 - 10/10/2000
Potential Units Affected: 434000
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. IF A VEHICLE IS PARKED WITH THE PARKING BRAKE NOT FULLY APPLIED AND NOT IN FIRST GEAR, AS DIRECTED IN THE OWNER GUIDE, AND THE SELF ADJUSTMENT PAWL SUBSEQUENTLY SKIPS ONE OR TWO TEETH, THE VEHICLE COULD MOVE ON SOME GRADES.
Consequence:
THIS COULD RESULT IN UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT AND A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE PARKING BRAKE CONTROL AND INSTALL A PLATE OR OVER-BRACKET TO THE CONTROL TO LOCK THE SELF ADJUST MECHANISM IN POSITION FOLLOWING ADJUSTMENT.
1998 FORD MUSTANG
NHTSA Campaign ID: 99V062001
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 03/02/1998 - 03/04/1999
Potential Units Affected: 898739
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN 1997-1999 RHD EXPLORER EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L OHV/SOHC ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MAY 29, 1996 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; 1998-1999 EXPLORER/MOUNTAINEERS EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L OHV/SOHC OR 5.0L ENGINES OR 1998-1999 RANGERS EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L, 3.0L FFV/EFI OR 4.0L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM JANUARY 5, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; 1998-1999 MUSTANGS EQUIPPED WITH 3.8L, 4.6L 2-VALVE OR 4-VALVE ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MARCH 2, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; 1999 F250/F350/F450/F550 (OVER 8,500 LBS.) TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L OR 6.8L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MARCH 2, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; AND 1999 F-53 STRIPPED CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L OR 6.8L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MARCH 2, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999. A CRUISE CONTROL CABLE CAN INTERFERE WITH THE SPEED CONTROL SERVO PULLEY AND NOT ALLOW THE THROTTLE TO RETURN TO IDLE WHEN DISENGAGING THE CRUISE CONTROL.
Consequence:
IF THE CRUISE CONTROL IS USED AND THIS CONDITION IS PRESENT, A STUCK THROTTLE COULD RESULT, WHICH COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLES. AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE REPLACEMENT CABLES ARE NOT AVAILABLE. CUSTOMERS ARE BEING ADVISED NOT TO USE THE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM UNTIL A REPLACEMENT CAN BE MADE.
1998 FORD MUSTANG
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V216000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 08/04/1997 - 11/02/1997
Potential Units Affected: 8000
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.6L ENGINES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAS MISSING OR INADEQUATE BRAZE JOINTS BETWEEN THE FUEL RAIL BODY AND THE FUEL RAIL MOUNTING BRACKET(S).
Consequence:
IF THE BRACKET SEPARATES FROM THE RAIL, THE RAIL CAN LIFT ONE OR MORE OF THE INJECTORS, AND FUEL LEAKAGE WILL RESULT. IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL RAIL ON THESE VEHICLES.
1998 FORD MUSTANG
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V165000
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 09/15/1997 - 09/18/1997
Potential Units Affected: 2250
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI-VANS. THE RACK AND PINION STEERING GEARS MAY HAVE DAMAGED INPUT SHAFT BEARINGS.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION CAN INCREASE STEERING EFFORTS, AFFECTING STEERING CONTROL.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DATE CODE ON THE RACK AND PINION STEERING GEAR, AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THOSE RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLIES THAT FALL WITHIN THE SUSPECT DATE CODE RANGE. THE DATE CODES FOR WINDSTAR MODEL VEHICLES ARE 97JB09 OR 97JC08; THE DATE CODES FOR MUSTANG MODEL VEHICLES ARE 97J09B OR 97J08B.
 


1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2dr Convertible SE

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Front/rear outboard manual lap/shoulder belts
  • Rear shoulder belt child comfort guides
  • Assist handles
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Pontiac Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Pontiac Bonneville 53Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Firebird 5534Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 5413Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 45Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Sunfire 4412Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Sunfire 43Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 2dr Convertible SE
1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE:

Bulletin Number: 000089008A
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY WANT TO TOW THEIR VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH ALL FOUR TIRES ONT HE GROUND. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING RECREATIONAL (DINGHY) TOWING FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES INCLUDING THE 1996 THROUGH 2000 TOYOTA C

Bulletin Number: 000089008B
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY WANT TO TOW THEIR VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH ALL FOUR TIRES ONT HE GROUND. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING RECREATIONAL (DINGHY) TOWING FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES INCLUDING 1988-2004 CHEVROLET AND GMC LI

Bulletin Number: 000089008E
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY WANT TO TOW THEIR VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH ALL FOUR TIRES ONT HE GROUND. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING RECREATIONAL (DINGHY) TOWING FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES INCLUDING 1988-2004 CHEVROLET AND GMC LI

Bulletin Number: 000524001
INFORMATION REGARDING SNOW INTRUSION INTO REAR DRUM BRAKE ASSEMBLIES. **MR

Bulletin Number: 000849003
EXPERIENCING A RATTLE / SQUEAK IN RIGHT SIDE OF INSTRUMENT PANEL OR RIGHT FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL SCRATCHED OR RIGHT SIDE END OF INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTACTING DOOR TRIM PANEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 000849006
EXHIBITING A RATTLE TYPE NOISE FROM GLOVE BOX DOOR OR KEY LOCK CYLINDER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00966
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00966B
ABS FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01-02-32-001
CONCERNS WITH CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE TURNING MANEUVER / STEERING WHEEL ROTATION.*JB (LUBRICATE OR REPLACE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AS APPROPRIATE). UPDATED 10/05/07. *NJ UPDATED 4/1/08. *NJ UPDATED 7/1/2008 *PE

Bulletin Number: 010232001B
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A CLUNK TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE DURING A TURNING MANEUVER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010232001C
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A CLUNK TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE DURING A TURNING MANEUVER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010232001F
CLUNK FELT/NOISE HEARD FROM STEERING COLUMN, STEERING GEAR AND/OR FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVER AND/OR STEERING WHEEL ROTATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010602012
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON LEAKAGE OF A FEW DROPS OF COOLANT AFTER PARKING THEIR VEHICLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010844005A
INFORMATION ON ERROR CODES ON RADIO DISPLAY THEIR CAUSE AND CORRECTIVE ACTION. *EH

Bulletin Number: 010849009
SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) REPLACEMENT. NLM

Bulletin Number: 01967
FRONT SUSPENSION STEER NOISE SMOOTH ROAD TURNS. *MR

Bulletin Number: 020308006
THIS BULLETIN IS BEING ISSUED TO REVISE THE FRONT SUSPENSION FASTNER TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS.*TT

Bulletin Number: 020601
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVERS OR STEERING WHEEL ROTATION. *JB

Bulletin Number: 020730050
ENGINEERING CHANGES TO THE VALVE BODY, PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE, 2-3 ACCUMULATOR VALVE AND BORE FOR 2002-2003 MODEL YEAR 4T45E TRANSAXLES AND SUBSEQUENT OVERHAUL PROCEDURES WHICH AFFECT 1995-2001 MODEL YEAR TRANSAXLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 022703
INOPERATIVE MANUAL OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR(S). *TT *JB

Bulletin Number: 030730021
NEUTRAL FLARE AND/OR RPM FLARE WHILE IN DRIVE, NO 1-2 UPSHIFT, SERVICE ENGINE SOON (SES) LIGHT ILLUMINATED, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P1810, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1815 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030730021A
NEUTRAL FLARE AND/OR RPM FLARE WHILE IN DRIVE, NO 1-2 UPSHIFT, SERVICE ENGINE SOON (SES) LIGHT ILLUMINATED, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P1810, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1815 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030864009A
LEFT OUTSIDE BREAKAWAY MIRROR INOPERATIVE. *TT UPDATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030864011A
MIRROR VIBRATES AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 040235004D
CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVER/STEERING WHEEL ROTATION. *TT *NM

Bulletin Number: 04152004
VEHICLES MAY SET ANYONE OR A COMBINATION OF FRONT-WHEEL SPEED SENSOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM CODES AS INTERMITTENT OR HARD FAILURES. GM VOICEMAIL EXPRESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 05-06-04-035D
This informational bulletin provides the technician with information on what E85 fuel may due to a non E85 vehicle.

Bulletin Number: 051101
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLUNK TYPE NOISE ESPECIALLY FELT IN THE STEERING WHEEL WHILE TURNING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 070232006
CLUNK FELT/NOISE HEARD FROM STEERING COLUMN, STEERING GEAR AND/OR FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVER AND/OR STEERING WHEEL ROTATION (LUBRICATE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT [I-SHAFT]). *NJ

Bulletin Number: 070730025
INFORMATION ON 4T40-E (MN4) AND 4T45-E (MN5) FRONT WHEEL DRIVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VALVE BODY RECONDITIONING, DTC P0741, P0742, P0751, P0752, P0756, P0757, P1811, HARSH SHIFTS, SLIPS, NO DRIVE, NO REVERSE. *NJ

Bulletin Number: 150900
THIS MESSAGE CONCERNS VEHICLES EXHIBITING A CLUNK NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. CUSTOMERS MAY STATE THAT A CLUNK NOISE IS HEARD WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 16NA260
THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE MEDIA DISC PLAYER WITH THE LATEST CALIBRATIONS TO CORRECT A CONDITION OF THE REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NOT OPERATING AS INTENDED IN COLDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AREAS DUE TO CALIBR

Bulletin Number: 17-NA-073
This warranty administration bulletin provides policy information with the field action courtesy transportation policy.

Bulletin Number: 17NA073
This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy.

Bulletin Number: 180101
INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSING CLUNK OR BUMP NOISE USUALLY HEARD WHEN TURNING EMITTING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THIS CONDITION MAY ALSO BE FELT THROUGH THE STEERING WHEEL OF VEHICLE WITH THE CAR IN PARK OR MOVING SLOWLY AND THE STEERING

Bulletin Number: 291001
CUSTOMER CONCERN OF PREMATURE FOG LAMP FAILURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3253
VEHICLE WILL NOT MOVE IN EITHER DIRECTION. TRANSMISSION MAY SHOW OVER FULL. P90 4T40E 4T45E NO MOVEMENT DRIVE OR REVERSE. CONVERTER MAY BE EMPTY OF FLUID. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3447
4T40E OR 4T45E WILL NOT SHIFT NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4615
ABS PUMP RUNNING WHEN NOT NEEDED. *NJ

Bulletin Number: 549001A
CLN INDICATOR APPEARS ON RADIO DISPLAY AND DOES NOT TURN OFF (RESET CLN INDICATOR WITH THE EJECT BUTTON ON TAPE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 631040A
SCUFFED INTERIOR QUARTER TRIM PANELS ON CONVERTIBLE TOPS (ADD LOOP FASTENER TAPE/RE-STAKE REINFORCEMENT/ADD LOOP FASTENER). *TW

Bulletin Number: 636604C
COMMENTS THAT A METALLIC NOISE OR COLD RAP HEARD ON COLD EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 637205
LEAK IN THE AXLE SEAL AREA (SHORTEN VENT HOSE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 638139
INTERIOR DOME LIGHT STAYS ON ALL THE TIME (REROUTE WIRE HARNESS). *TW

Bulletin Number: 676204
COOLANT LOSS, VISIBLE COOLANT LEAKAGE, LOW COOLANT LAMP ON OR COOLANT ODOR CAUSED BY COOLANT LEAKAGE. *TW

Bulletin Number: 677160
DELAY ENGAGEMENT INTO DRIVE AFTER COLD SOAK (REPLACE WITH REVISED FORWARD CLUTCH HOUSING ASSEMBLY COMPLETE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 731060B
CONVERTIBLE TOP COVER SHOWS WEAR OR PERMANENT DAMAGE IN VARIOUS AREAS. YD

Bulletin Number: 731502
LEFT HAND MIRROR DOES NOT ADJUST WHEN ADJUSTMENT LEVER IS MOVED (ADJUST LEVER TO ALIGN WITH LEVER SLIDE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 731601
RATTLE/SQUEAK FROM PASSENGER (RIGHT) SIDE OF REAR FOLDING SEATBACK AREA (REPOSITION RIGHT HAND FRAME ARM). *TW

Bulletin Number: 733403
REAR SHOCK NOISE IN TRUNK AREA - SOUNDS LIKE LOOSE LUMBER. *TW

Bulletin Number: 735018
COMMENTS THAT THE REAR BRAKES MAY DRAG/HEAT UP OR REAR OF CAR IS SQUATTING DUE TO AGGRESSIVE REAR BRAKE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 776001
INFORMATION CONCERNING ENGINE KNOCK/RATTLE OR TAP NOISE BEFORE ENGINE HAS REACHED OPERATING TEMPERATURE OR UNDER LIGHT LOAD CONDITIONS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE (REPLACE PISTON AND/OR ROD ASSEMBLIES). AK

Bulletin Number: 776109
ENGINE STALL AT COLD START, ROUGH IDLE, OIL FILTER EXPANSION, HIGH OIL PRESSURE AND ENGINE MISFIRE DTC'S (REPLACE OIL PUMP WITH IMPROVED PRESS RELIEF VALVE BORE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 831522
REAR COMPARTMENT (TRUNK) LID LATCH DIFFICULT TO UNLOCK / OPEN. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9702019774T
VARIOUS INFORMATION REGARDING OVERNIGHT COLD SOAK CONDITIONS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970501738309
CONCERNS THAT LOW ENGINE COOLANT LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE DURING SUSTAINED DRIVING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970501776109
EXHIBITING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, AND P0304 INDICATING ENGINE MISFIRE CONDITIONS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970801735026
COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971001731508
COMMENTS THAT THE DECK LID WILL NOT OPEN WHEN THE INTERIOR REMOTE RELEASE HANDLE IS PULLED. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101731060
VARIOUS AREAS OF THE VEHICLE CONVERTIBLE TOP COVER SHOWS WEAR OR PERMANENT DAMAGE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101731616
COMMENTS THAT THE SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98063
PRODUCT RECALL CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM FASTENERS ON VEHICLES HAVING A CONDITION WHICH COULD RESULT IN ONE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BOLTS BREAKING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98636604A
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT THAT A METALLIC NOISE OR

Bulletin Number: 98636604B
COMMENTS THAT A METALLIC NOISE ON COLD EXHAUST SYSTEMS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98731060A
COMMENTS ON THE CONVERTIBLE TOP COVER SHOWING WEAR OR PERMANENT DAMAGE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98731069
A RATTLE COMING FROM THE DOOR(S) WHEN THE DOOR WINDOW GLASS IS LOWERED. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98731616A
SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98836416
CONDITIONS REGARDING WEAK OR DISCHARGED BATTERY, SLOW STARTING, GEN OR MIL LAMP ON, VARIOUS DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98876121A
VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLATTERING NOISE AT IDLE SPEED ORIGINATING FROM THE TIMING CHAIN AND FRONT COVER AREA. *YC

Bulletin Number: 990138003
SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.2L ENGINES MAY EXHIBIT A ENGINE / TRANSMISSION WHINE AT 2800 - 32000 RPM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990308004
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO FRONT AND / OR REAR STABILIZER SHAFT SQUAWK / SQUEAK NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60 OR 4T60-E TRANSXALES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN IN PARK ON INCLINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030A
OWNERS OF SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60, 4T60-E OR 4T65-E TRANSAXLES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN STANDING IN PARK ON A HILL OR SLOPE WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE PARKING

Bulletin Number: 990850007
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THERE IS A BULGE IN THE MATERIAL ON THE TOP BACKSIDE OF EITHER FRONT BUCKET SEAT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990857019
CONDITIONS WITH WATER LEAK AT FRONT HEADER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990864015
CONCERNS WITH THE LEFT HAND MANUAL MIRROR NOT ADJUSTING WHEN THE ADJUSTMENT LEVER IS MOVED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990864026
ON SOME CONVERTIBLE MODELS, THE DOOR RATTLES WHEN CLOSING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990940001
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN THAT THE FRONT SEAT SHOULDER BELT PLASTIC COVER WILL NOT STAY SNAPPED IN PLACE ON COUPE MODELS ONLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: PIC4696A
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696A
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696B
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696C
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIP4723B
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: VSS19990020
SUBJECT REGARDING REQUEST FOR CUSTOMER COMPLAINT VEHICLES WHICH HAVE A FRONT BRAKE SQUEAK / SQUEAL NOISE COMPLAINT. *TT

 
Recalls for 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 2dr Convertible SE
1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V070000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/1996 - 07/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 1589948
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.
Consequence:
IF THE SWITCH IS DAMAGED, A FIRE COULD OCCUR IN THE STEERING COLUMN, EVEN WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE KEY REMOVED.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY KIT IN THESE VEHICLES TO PREVENT HIGH CURRENT FROM FLOWING THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 27, 2002. 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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737, BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.
1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V286000
Component: STEERING:RACK AND PINION
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/1996 - 07/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 1159156
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.
Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE PINION SHAFT CAN BE FORCED UPWARD DURING LEFT TURNS AND BACK DOWN AS THE STEERING WHEEL IS MOVED BACK AND TO THE RIGHT. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL NEED TO EXERT MORE EFFORT TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL, SIMILAR TO A VEHICLE WITHOUT POWER ASSISTED STEERING. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES EVEN FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL REQUIRE MUCH HIGHER EFFORT TO TURN LEFT AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TURN THE WHEEL AS MUCH AS INTENDED. WITH THE MAXIMUM PINION SHAFT MOVEMENT, WHICH REQUIRES INTERNAL GEAR COMPONENT DAMAGE, THE DRIVER CAN ENCOUNTER HIGH RESISTANCE TO TURNING LEFT, FOLLOWED BY UNINTENDED POWER ASSIST TO THE RIGHT. IN ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW LOWER PINION BEARING UNLESS INSPECT OF THE EXISTING BEARING INDICATES THAT REPLACEMENT OF THE GEAR ASSEMBLY IS NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 24, 2003. 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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.
1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 98V319000
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/1996 - 03/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 27083
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BOLTS CAN FATIGUE AND BREAK.
Consequence:
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL CAN OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM FASTENERS.
1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 98V146000
Component: AIR BAGS
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/1996 - 05/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 675302
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. BECAUSE OF CERTAIN CALIBRATIONS IN THE AIR BAG'S SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE, AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT COULD OCCUR IN A LOW SPEED CRASH OR WHEN AN OBJECT STRIKES THE FLOOR PAN.
Consequence:
AIR BAGS DEPLOY WITH GREAT FORCE AND CAN SERIOUSLY INJURE UNRESTRAINED OCCUPANTS WHO ARE TOO CLOSE TO THEM.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL RECALIBRATE THE AIR BAG SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE.
1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 98V032000
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 04/01/1997 - 04/30/1997
Potential Units Affected: 8
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH MIS-LOCATED WELDS AT THE JOINT BETWEEN THE LEFT ROCKER PANEL INNER REINFORCEMENT AND THE BODY SIDE RING. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 214, "SIDE DOOR STRENGTH."
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SHEET METAL STRUCTURE WOULD NOT PERFORM AS DESIRED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELDS AND, IF NECESSARY, PLACE FIVE WELDS BETWEEN THE INVOLVED PANELS AND APPLY PRIMER AND TOPCOAT FINISH MATERIALS.
1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V106000
Component: WHEELS:SPACE SAVER WHEEL
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 04/01/1997 - 04/30/1997
Potential Units Affected: 652
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE COMPACT SPARE TIRE ASSEMBLIES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH INCORRECT RIMS. IF THE SPARE TIRE IS UNDERINFLATED, THE BEAD CAN SEPARATE FROM THE RIM CAUSING A RAPID LOSS OF AIR. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."
Consequence:
A RAPID LOSS OF AIR CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIM ON THE COMPACT SPARE TIRE ASSEMBLY. OWNERS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO USE THE SPARE TIRE UNTIL THE RIM HAS BEEN REPLACED.
 






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