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2004 Ford Thunderbird Pacific Coast Roadster

  • Warning/Indicator Lights Include Highbeam, Traction Control, Loose Fuel Cap, Fasten Safety Belt, Airbag Readiness, Check Engine, Fuel Filler Door, ABS Readiness, Door Ajar, Light Outage, Low Washer Fluid, Low Fuel, Speed Control, Turn Signals, Low Engine Oil Pressure, Charging System, Brake System, Parking Brake and Engine Coolant Temperature
  • Driver Airbag
  • Side Airbags With Chest Protection
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Dual 3-Point Seatbelts
  • L A T C H
  • Front Driver Side Manual Lumbar Support
 
Crash Test Results for the 2004 Ford Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
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Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 55455
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 55555
2004 Ford Econoline Not
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2004 Ford Escape 5455Not
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2004 Ford Expedition 55Not
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2004 Ford Explorer 45553
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Not
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2004 Ford F-150 55Not
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2004 Ford F-150 55Not
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2004 Ford F-150 55Not
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage 4555Not
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Not
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage 455Not
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2004 Ford Focus 54Not
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2004 Ford Focus 44414
2004 Ford Focus 54344
2004 Ford Freestar 55454
2004 Ford Mustang Not
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23Not
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2004 Ford Mustang 55335
2004 Ford Ranger 445Not
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2004 Ford Ranger 444Not
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2004 Ford Taurus 45334
2004 Ford Taurus 45334
2004 Ford Taurus 45334
2004 Ford Thunderbird 455Not
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Service Bulletins for 2004 Ford Thunderbird Pacific Coast Roadster
2004 FORD THUNDERBIRD:

Bulletin Number: 02162
WATER/MOISTURE IN COP WELLS - DTC P0301-P0308 - 3.9L ENGINE - VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 5/1/2004. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0295
EXCESSIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CURRENT DRAW WHICH COULD RESULT IN A DISCHARGED BATTERY AND A NO CRANK CONDITION. *TT SERVICE TIPS. *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: 031501
INOPERATIVE ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (HEATED BACKLITE) GRID LINES, INTEGRAL ANTENNA CONCERNS. *TT

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

Bulletin Number: 04101
STEERING GEAR SQUEAK WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL, ESPECIALLY DURING LOW SPEED PARKING MANEUVERS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 041514
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04174
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED - SYSTEM LEAN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) - SERVICE TIPS. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2004 F-SERIES. *TT

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

Bulletin Number: 04219
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) AND ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL (ETC) LAMPS ON WITH BOTH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P2106 AND P2135. *TT

Bulletin Number: 042213
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) C1145 AND/OR C1155 STORED IN ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04B22
IMPROPERLY FORMULATED TRANSMISSION FLUID THAT, OVER TIME, MAY CAUSE DELAYED/HARSH REVERSE ENGAGEMENTS. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 04B22. 5R55S/E & 5R44E TRANSMISSION FLUID ADDITIVE. *TT SUPPLEMENT #1. *TT SUPPLEMENT #2. *TT SUPP

Bulletin Number: 05612
DELAYED OR HARSH REVERSE ENGAGEMENTS - 5R55S TRANSMISSION - VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 09/23/2004. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0708
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SOLENOID EMISSIONS WARRANTY EXTENSION. SAMPLE CONSUMER LETTER ATTACHED. *KB

Bulletin Number: 17258
SQUEAKING NOISE WHEN SWITCHING CLIMATE CONTROL BETWEEN PANEL, FLOOR AND PANEL/FLOOR MODES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17338
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P2106 STORED IN THE PCM (POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE). *TT

Bulletin Number: 17382
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0300-P0308 OR P0350-P0358. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17479
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH IGNITION COIL RELATED DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (P035X). *TT

Bulletin Number: 17512
AN INTERMITTENT MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0462 (FUEL LEVEL SENSOR A CIRCUIT LOW) OR P2067 (FUEL LEVEL SENSOR B CIRCUIT LOW) CAUSED BY AN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED REMOTE START SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17666
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) U0300 (INTERNAL CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE INCOMPATIBILITY) STORED IN THE PCM WITH NO OTHER DTC'S PRESENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17740
ELECTTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL WARNING MESSAGE OR LAMP ON - MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P2106 - POSSIBLE DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17756
STEERING GEAR NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17852
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON, E DISPLAYED FOR GEAR POSITION, HARSH SHIFTS, AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0705 AND P1702 AFTER POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) REPROGRAMMING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17942
KEY-IN-IGNITION WARNING CHIME SOUND WHENEVER THE DRIVER'S DOOR IS OPEN (EVEN WITH NO KEY IN THE IGNITION), THE EASY EXIT FEATURE INOPERATIVE WHEN THE KEY IS REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION, OR THE STEERING COLUMN (AND SEAT IF APPLICABLE) MOVING B

Bulletin Number: 17946
ABS WARNING INDICATOR ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE C1145 AND/OR C1155. *TT

Bulletin Number: 18320
VIBRATION FELT FOR A FEW MILES OF DRIVING AFTER PARKING. *EH

Bulletin Number: 18515
MOISTURE IN STORAGE COMPARTMENT. *EH

Bulletin Number: 18615
UNUSUAL ENGINE NOISE OR ENGINE KNOCK CONCERNS DUE TO REGULAR FUEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: CSP 07M07
FORD/LINCOLN MERCURY: CERTAIN 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR LINCOLN LS AND FORD THUNDERBIRD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.9L ENGINE WITH EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE ON IGNITION COIL ASSEMBLIES AND ON 2003 MY VEHICLES ONLY , ENGINE VALVE COVER GASKETS.

Bulletin Number: CSP 07M07
FORD/LINCOLN MERCURY: CERTAIN 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR LINCOLN LS AND FORD THUNDERBIRD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.9L ENGINE WITH EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE ON IGNITION COIL ASSEMBLIES AND ON 2003 MY VEHICLES ONLY , ENGINE VALVE COVER GASKETS.

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: TSB-12-8-1
FORD/LINCOLN/MERCURY: MAY HAVE SLUDGE BUILDUP IN THROTTLE BODY LEADING TO LESS AIRFLOW OR ENGINE IDLING RPM FLUCTUATION AND HARD STARTS OR BATTERY DISCONNECT OR DEAD BATTERY AFTER KEEP ALIVE MEMORY (KAM) CLEAR. MODELS 2003-05 THUNDERBIRD

Bulletin Number: TSB-12-8-1
FORD/LINCOLN/MERCURY: MAY HAVE SLUDGE BUILDUP IN THROTTLE BODY LEADING TO LESS AIRFLOW OR ENGINE IDLING RPM FLUCTUATION AND HARD STARTS OR BATTERY DISCONNECT OR DEAD BATTERY AFTER KEEP ALIVE MEMORY (KAM) CLEAR. MODELS 2003-05 THUNDERBIRD

 
Recalls for 2004 Ford Thunderbird Pacific Coast Roadster
2004 FORD THUNDERBIRD
NHTSA Campaign ID: 04V330000
Component: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 12/15/2003 - 01/20/2004
Potential Units Affected: 24277
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER ADJUSTABLE SEATS MAY HAVE BEEN INADEQUATELY WELDED.
Consequence:
THE SEAT MAY NOT PERFORM AS INTENDED DURING A CRASH WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE UPPER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY ON THE POWER SEATS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 20, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
 


2007 Lotus Elise Convertible

  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Crumple Zones
  • Front Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2007 Lotus Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2007 Lotus Elise Convertible
2007 LOTUS ELISE:

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-05
To reinforce the importance of checking and clearing stored fault codes at time of PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection). The increased frequency of battery disconnection/reconnection that vehicles are subjected to during transportation from the f

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2016-06
Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

Bulletin Number: 2016-06
Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-17
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE INSPECTION OF ALL BRAKE PIPE/HOSE, ON SOME VEHICLES, BASED ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND THE POSITIONING OF PIPE/HOSE. MODELS ELISE, EXIGE, EVORA, EUROPA. NO YEARS LISTED. *PE

Bulletin Number: sb_2019_06_Elise
Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

Bulletin Number: sb_2019_06_Elise
Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

 
Recalls for 2007 Lotus Elise Convertible
2007 LOTUS ELISE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V041000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 10/31/2007
Potential Units Affected: 451
Defect Description:
Lotus is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil line could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment increasing the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and the entire lateral oil cooler hose, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 4, 2013. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
2007 LOTUS ELISE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V041000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 10/31/2007
Potential Units Affected: 451
Defect Description:
Lotus is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil line could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment increasing the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and the entire lateral oil cooler hose, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 4, 2013. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
2007 LOTUS ELISE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 11V510000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer: LOTUS CARS LTD
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 11/30/2006
Potential Units Affected: 5041
Defect Description:
LOTUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 ELISE AND EXIGE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004, THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2006. THE OIL COOLER LINE MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM ITS FITTING.
Consequence:
A DETACHED OIL LINE COULD SPRAY OIL ON A TIRE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH, OR IT COULD SPRAY OIL THROUGHOUT THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Action to take:
LOTUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 19, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS AT 1-800-245-6887.
2007 LOTUS ELISE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 11V510000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Manufacturer: LOTUS CARS LTD
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 11/30/2006
Potential Units Affected: 5041
Defect Description:
LOTUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 ELISE AND EXIGE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004, THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2006. THE OIL COOLER LINE MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM ITS FITTING.
Consequence:
A DETACHED OIL LINE COULD SPRAY OIL ON A TIRE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH, OR IT COULD SPRAY OIL THROUGHOUT THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Action to take:
LOTUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 19, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS AT 1-800-245-6887.
 






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