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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.
 


1999 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Conv Trans Am

  • Driver & front passenger next generation airbags
  • Front/rear lap/shoulder safety belts w/rear child comfort guides
  • Side-guard door beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 1999 Pontiac Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1999 Pontiac Bonneville 5332Not
Tested
1999 Pontiac Firebird 4534Not
Tested
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4433Not
Tested
1999 Pontiac Montana 4355Not
Tested
1999 Pontiac Sunfire 3412Not
Tested
1999 Pontiac Sunfire 4413Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2dr Conv Trans Am
1999 PONTIAC FIREBIRD:

Bulletin Number: 000601008
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A SQUEAK / CHIRP NOISE COMING FROM THE ACCESSORY DRIVE SERPENTINE BELT ON VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO VIN BREAKPOINT Y2107225. *TT

Bulletin Number: 000730022B
A NO REVERSE, NO SECOND GEAR, OR NO FOURTH GEAR CONDITION. *TT UPDATED *EH

Bulletin Number: 0008110004
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT REAR QUARTER TRIM GAPS TO THE B-PILLAR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 000857004
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT WHEN THE REAR HATCH IS OPENED, WATER RUNS OUT OF ONE OR BOTH FRONT LOWER CORNERS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00773
4L60E, 4L65E REPLACEMENT VALVE BODY GASKETS DOES NOT SEEM TO FIT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010601023
INFORMATION REGARDING HIGHER THAN EXPECTED OIL CONSUMPTION. *YH

Bulletin Number: 010601023A
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON HIGHER THAN EXPECTED OIL CONSUMPTION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010729003
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE TRANSMISSION JUMPS OUT OF 3RD GEAR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010729003A
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE TRANSMISSION JUMPS OUT OF 3RD GEAR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010730007
THIS BULLETIN IS TO INFORM DEALERS OF THE RELEASE OF A NEW TORQUE CONVERTER BOLT FOR CERTAIN TRANSMISSIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010730012
INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE NEW CONTROL VALVE BODY, SPACER PLATE AND GASKETS FOR THE 4L60-E AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010730020
SUBJECT ORDERING REFERENCE TABLE FOR ORDERING THE NEW VALVE BODY, SPACER PLATE AND GASKET KIT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010730021
THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN STATES THAT TECHNICIANS MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY IN REMOVING THE CONNECTORS FROM THE PARK / NEUTRAL POSITION SWITCH, USUALLY WHEN TRYING TO REMOVE THE SWITCH DURING TRANSMISSION SERVICE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010730023
SOME OWNERS WITH VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE JANUARY 15,1999 MAY COMMENT ON A HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT AND MAY ALSO HAVE A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. *ET

Bulletin Number: 010730023A
INFORMATION REGARDING HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT, SERVICE ENGINE SOON, MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP, OR CEL ILLUMINATED, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1870 SET. (1996-2000 CHEVROLET AND GMC LIGHT DUTY TRUCK MODELS) *YH

Bulletin Number: 010730023B
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT OR SERVICE ENGINE SOON INDICATOR IS ILLUMINATED AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1870 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010730038
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED, NO 3RD AND 4TH GEAR, THE TRANSMISSION DOES NOT SHIFT CORRECTLY, THE TRANSMISSION FEELS LIKE IT SHIFTS TO NEUTRAL OR A LOSS OF DRIVE OCCURS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010730038B
THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED, NO 3RD AND 4TH GEAR, THE TRANSMISSION DOES NOT SHIFT CORRECTLY, THE TRANSMISSION FEELS LIKE IT SHIFTS TO NEUTRAL OR A LOSS OF DRIVE OCCURS. *TT

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

Bulletin Number: 010857009
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE REAR FLOOR OR THE TRUNK IS WET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010858002
THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS INFORMATION ON VARIOUS WINDNOISE / WATER LEAK CONDITIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010864003
INFORMATION REGARDING WINDOW MOTOR NOISE. *JB

Bulletin Number: 010864003A
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE WINDOW MOTOR IS NOISY GOING UP OR DOWN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01119A
ROLL-OUT FOR THE GEN III SMALL BLOCK ENGINES WITH IRIDIUM SPARK PLUGS. ALSO INCLUDES 2003/2004 M/L VANS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01357
ORIGINAL OR SERVICE REPLACEMENT POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WILL NOT PROGRAM SUCCESSFULLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01453
AXLE CLICK NOISE - LOUDER ON TURNS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01599
4L60E, 4L65E FORWARD AND LOW REVERSE WAVED STEEL CLUTCH PLATE APPEARANCE CHANGE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020601029
NEEDLE BEARINGS FOUND IN OIL PAN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020604023
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A MILD TO SEVERE ENGINE PING (SPARK KNOCK) DURING ACCELERATION AND / OR ILLUMINATED MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0332 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020604023A
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A MILD TO SEVERE ENGINE PING (COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS SPARK KNOCK) USUALLY WORSE DURING ACCELERATION AND / OR AN ILLUMINATED MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020730024A
DIAGNOSIS OF CRACKED OR BROKEN TRANSMISSION CASE. *TT 2006 AND PRIOR CARS AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020731001
SUBJECT REGARDING CLUTCH PEDAL RETURN SPRING BREAKS OR SCRAPING NOISE WHEN CLUTCH PEDAL APPLIED (REPLACE CLUTCH PEDAL RETURN SPRING) *JG

Bulletin Number: 020844003
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON A BUZZ OR RATTLE SOUND FROM THE DOOR PANEL OR REAR QUARTER PANEL TRIM SPEAKER LOCATIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020844019
REVISED AUDIO SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020866006
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE FUEL CAP TETHER IS DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030604005
REVISED DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0230. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030604060
INFORMATION ON NEW SPARK PLUGS AND GAPPING. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING PONTIAC GTO 2004. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030730056
4L60-E AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PUMP FIRST AND SECOND DESIGN IDENTIFICATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030898001
BUBBLES IN THE PAINT AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE ROOF. *TT

Bulletin Number: 040202
CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS OF SMOKE IN LENS, WATER IN LENS, CRACKS IN THE LENS, FOG OR MOISTURE IN THE LENS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 040601021
NEW REAR MAIN SEAL AND SPECIAL TOOL FOR INSTALLATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 040731005
CLUTCH PRESSURE PLATE WEAR INDICATOR ADJUSTMENT. *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: 050604058
INTERMITTENT CHUGGLE OR FISHBITE ON LIGHT ACCELERATION OR A HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS). *TT

Bulletin Number: 082203
THIS IS A DEALER VME AND GMSPO HAS RECENTLY LEARNED OF A POSSIBLE QUALITY ISSUE WITH THE REPLACEMENT POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 091303
WHEN USING POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) 9374997 DEALERS MAY ENCOUNTER PCM CODE P066 OR P1518, A CRANK NO START CONDITION, OR THE INABILITY TO SUCCESSFULLY PROGRAM THE REPLACEMENT PCM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 141101
SUBJECT REGARDING AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE CALIBRATIONS TO CORRECT COMPLAINTS OF DETONATION OR SPARK KNOCK. *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: 180900
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION WHERE EITHER THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT QUARTER TRIM PANEL PULLS AWAY AND WILL NOT STAY ATTACHED TO THE DUAL LOCK. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3020
6SP MANUAL TRANSMISSION STUCK IN FOURTH GEAR WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF FOURTH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3027
HARD CLUTCH PEDAL AND/OR HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FAILURE AFTER SERVICING THE PRESSURE PLATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3056
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WITH A P0300 DUE TO 2-4 CYLINDERS MISFIRING ON THE SAME BANK OF THE ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3060
THE ENGINE DOES NOT STALL WHEN PERFORMING A P1870 DIAGNOSTIC TEST WITH THE TECH 2 SCAN TOOL OR WHEN COMMANDING THE TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENABLE SOLENOID ON APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE THE P1870 DIAGNOSTIC TEST LISTED. 4L60E OR 4L65E TR

Bulletin Number: 3110
MUFFLER PAINT PEELING SUPPLEMENT TO TSB 33-17-01A. *SC

Bulletin Number: 3144
SLIGHT PULL LEFT OR RIGHT, TIRE WANDER. *TC UPDATED 6/4/10. *PE

Bulletin Number: 3188
DRIVESHAFT PING TING CLANG SNAP OR CLICK NOISE. *EH

Bulletin Number: 3561
REAR SUSPENSION CLUNK NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990523002A
SUBJECT REGARDING REAR BRAKE GROAN / CHIRP NOISE DURING BRAKE APPLY ON VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO VIN Y2111896. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990523006
SOME VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO VIN BREAKPOINT Y2102472 MAY EXHIBIT A SQUEALING TYPE NOISE THAT IS COMING FROM THE FRONT BRAKES DURING A LIGHT TO MODERATE BRAKE APPLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990601007
EXHIBITING A SQUEAK NOISE COMING FROM THE ENGINE OR ACCESSORY DRIVE WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730013
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ABOUT THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT ILLUMINATING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990849009
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE TRIP ODOMETER RESETS TO ZERO WHEN STARTING THE ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990856002
A CONCERN WITH THE VEHICLE CONTENT THEFT ALARM SOUNDS WHEN ARMING OR IS TOO SENSITIVE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990867005
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE CONVERTIBLE TOP IS HARD TO CLOSE ON VEHICLES WITHIN VIN BREAKPOINTS X2127190 AND X2222615. *TT

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Bulletin Number: PIC4696A
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Bulletin Number: PIP5072
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Recalls for 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2dr Conv Trans Am
1999 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
NHTSA Campaign ID: 99V239000
Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/1999 - 06/30/1999
Potential Units Affected: 69
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN INCORRECT RETAINING RING.
Consequence:
THIS MAY NOT ALLOW THE CLUTCH SYSTEM TO DISENGAGE THE CLUTCH WHEN THE CLUTCH PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, RESULTING IN UNINTENTIONAL VEHICLE MOVEMENT, INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES, ENGINE STALLS, AND DIFFICULTY IN SHIFTING.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HYDRAULIC CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER WITH A NEW CYLINDER.
 






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