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Ford Announces Recalls

29 January 1998

Ford Announces Vehicle Campaigns

    DETROIT, Jan. 29 -- Ford Motor Company today
announced a series of voluntary recalls.  The actions affect the following

    Approximately 42,900 1995 and 1996 model-year Contour and Mystique
vehicles equipped with traction control are being recalled for a throttle
cable concern.  Some of the affected vehicles may have throttle cables that
were damaged during the vehicle assembly process which could lead to fraying
or separation of the throttle cable.  Dealers will replace the throttle cable.
    Approximately 545,000 1993 and 1994 model-year Taurus, Sable, Mark VIII
and Continental vehicles are being recalled for a headlight concern.  The
headlights on affected vehicles may flash intermittently as a result of a
malfunction of the circuit breaker.  Dealers will replace the headlight switch
and, if necessary, install a new connector and some wiring.
    Owners of certain motor homes built on 1993 through 1997 model-year F-
Super Duty motor home chassis are being recalled for an exhaust gas return
tube concern.  On certain vehicles, hot exhaust gasses may leak from the
exhaust gas return tube on the engine.  In some cases, this may cause heat
damage to the passenger compartment floor and allow hot gasses to escape into
the passenger compartment.  Approximately 64,400 vehicles are affected, and
dealers will replace the exhaust gas return tube.
    Owners of approximately 187,400 1991, 1992 and 1993 model-year Explorer
vehicles equipped with factory installed sunroofs with bottom load hinges are
being notified of a sunroof concern.  If owners improperly reinstall the
sunroof glass panel, it is possible for the glass panel to come off when the
vehicle is moving.  Owners will be mailed booklets with detailed instructions
for the removal, storage and reinstallation of the sunroof glass panel and a
warning label to be placed on the sunroof latch knob.
    Owners of affected vehicles are being notified by mail, and the work will
be completed at no expense to owners.

SOURCE  Ford Motor Company