Recalls

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1999162; Units affected: 169

1996-1999: Certain CNG vehicles do not comply with the requirements of CMVSS 1105 – Evaporative Emissions. The natural gas fuel fill valve may leak due to flaking of the nickel plating inside the valve. This will allow natural gas to escape into the atmosphere at a rate that exceeds the limits prescribed in the standard. Correction: Valve will be replaced with one of an alternative design.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1996146; Units affected: 73

1997: The brake vacuum booster pushrod retainer pin may not have been properly installed on the service brake pedal. Improperly installed or missing retainers could result in loss of service brakes. This could result in a vehicle crash without prior warning. Correction: dealers will inspect the pushrod retainer for proper installation and install it if it is missing.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2001194; Units affected: 78,402

2001: Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans equipped with seat belts supplied by TRW. It is possible that the driver’s and/or front passenger’s outboard seat belt buckle may not fully latch. In the event of a crash, the restraint system may not provide adequate occupant protection, increasing the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will inspect the front outboard seat belt buckles and if the buckle fails the inspection process, it will be replaced.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2001069; Units affected: 18

2001: On certain vehicles, the inflator canister in the driver airbag module may have an inadequate weld near the igniter. In the event of a vehicle crash, the driver airbag may not deploy as intended. This could potentially result in reduced occupant protection, or a burn injury. Correction: Driver airbag modules will be replaced.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1997203; Units affected: 1,834

1993-1997: Note – motor home chassis. These vehicles may leak hot exhaust gases from the EGR tube on the engine. This could result in heat damage to the passenger floor and floor covering. Depending on the materials used in the construction of the completed vehicle, the potential for ignition of these adjacent materials may exist. Correction: EGR tube will be replaced with a revised design version.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1996163; Units affected: 89

1997: Note – motorhome basic chassis. A plastic coated steel support strap for the battery cable may have been damaged when it was crimped onto the cable. This could result in the battery cable developing a short to ground. A shorted battery cable could result in a vehicle fire. Correction: cable insulation will be inspected and support strap will be replaced with a revised, uncrimped strap attached with tape. Convolute will be added between the cable and the support strap. Damaged battery cables will be replaced.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998238; Units affected: 240

1999: Note – motorhome chassis. Water in the accelerator cable may be susceptible to freezing potentially preventing the throttle from returning to idle when the accelerator pedal is released. This could result in increased stopping distances and could potentially result in a crash. Correction: a revised accelerator cable will be installed on affected vehicles.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998242; Units affected: 19,934

1999: These vehicles do not comply with C.M.V.S.S. 208 – seat belt installations. French language air bag warning labels were not installed on the sun visors. Correction: french labels and installation instructions will be mailed to owners of affected vehicles.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2000310; Units affected: 431

1999-2000: On certain vehicles, the tie rod ends and/or drag link assembly ends may have insufficient hardness in the ball stud. This could result in premature wear and, potentially, separation of the ball stud from its socket. If this occurs, there could be a reduction in or loss of steering control which in turn could result in a vehicle crash. Correction: Dealers will replace the affected tie rod ends and/or drag link assemblies.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1999061; Units affected: 35,668

1999: On certain vehicles, the speed control cable may interfere with the speed control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the speed control. If the speed control is used and this condition is present, a stuck throttle could result, which could potentially cause an accident. By not using speed control, this condition will not occur. Correction: Vehicles will be inspected and, if required, speed control cable will be replaced.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998069; Units affected: 37

1999: Note: motorhome chassis. The accelerator cable may be susceptible to freezing. On these vehicles, the cable end points upward at the accelerator pedal end, allowing water to collect in the end fitting and freeze at temperatures below 0 degrees centigrade. In some cases the operator can increase the throttle opening but the ice could prevent the throttle from returning to idle. Correction: a revised accelerator cable with an end fitting that will reduce the potential for water collection or entry will be installed.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998076; Units affected: 8,026

1999: On certain regular cab 4X2 and 4X4 pick-ups with 6 and 8-foot box, the pick-up box attachments may be damaged during the 48 km/h front barrier test. During the subsequent static rollover test required by C.M.V.S.S. 301- Fuel System Integrity, a pick-up box with damaged attachments may shift or become detached, and may result in fuel spillage exceeding the rate specified in the Standard. Correction: Revised pick-up box attachments will be installed on affected vehicles.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1999177; Units affected: 923

1999-2000: On certain vehicles, the accelerator cable core wire may wear the cable conduit end fitting due to a fifteen-degree angle it makes with the conduit at the throttle body end. This could also lead to wear or separation of strands of the core wire, which could prevent the throttle from returning to the idle position. A “stuck” throttle could adversely affect vehicle control. Correction: Dealers will replace the accelerator cable and throttle body with the revised parts that are currently being used on the 5.4 L automatic transmission vehicles. Accelerator cable and throttle body will be replaced with revised parts that are currently being used on the 5.4 litre automatic transmission vehicles.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2000228; Units affected: 412

2000: Certain vehicles may have a misrouted wire harness that attaches to the brake pedal position switch. This wire may rube on the steering column, which could result in a short circuit and a blown fuse. If this occurs, there is the potential for a loss of stop lamp function with no warning to the operator. Loss of stop lamp function could increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Correction: Wire harness will be inspected and repaired if necessary.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2000151; Units affected: 281

2000: Certain vehicles may have a missing or partially installed brake pedal to master cylinder pushrod retaining clip. If the clip is missing or falls out, the pushrod may disconnect from the brake pedal, resulting in the operator being unable to apply the service brakes. This could result in a vehicle crash without prior warning. Correction: Vehicles will be inspected and missing or partially installed clips will be properly installed.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2001076; Units affected: 33

On certain Crew Cab vehicles, the fuel filler pipe is mounted to an SMC outer fender that does not provide a ground path for the pipe. If the fuel tank is filled from an ungrounded fuel hose or fuel can, a static build up may occur. This could result in an electrostatic discharge and potentially, a fire. Correction: Dealers will install a fuel filler pipe ground on affected vehicles.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2005028; Units affected: 36,651

1997-2002: On certain vehicles, the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke, or burn, potentially resulting in an underhood fire. The condition may occur either when the vehicle is parked or when it is in operation. Correction: Initially as an interim repair, owners will be instructed to return their vehicles to their dealers to have the speed control deactivation switch disconnected. As soon as replacement parts are available, owners will be instructed to return to the dealers for installation of a new switch.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1997180; Units affected: 72,763

1997-1998: The automatic shift cable assembly may not be properly seated and could separate from the steering column bracket. Should this occur, the operator would not be able to shift the transmission from one of the drive gear position into the park position even though the gear selector would indicate “park”. This could result in unintended vehicle movement if the parking brake is not set. Correction: shift control cable will be properly attached to the steering column bracket and a tie strap will be added to that connection as a redundant measure to secure the attachment.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998095; Units affected: 141,580

1997-1998: The lug nuts on these vehicles may not create sufficient clamp load allowing wheel movement in relation to the hub/rotor mounting surface. This could result in loosening of the lug nuts, stud fatigue failure, and the potential for a wheel to separate from the vehicle. Correction: wheel studs will be inspected and wheel lug nuts will be replaced with revised versions.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2002211; Units affected: 31,540

1997: On certain vehicles equipped with a manual 4X4 transfer case shifter, fuel line abrasion could occur as the result of the fuel line rubbing against the dash panel or contacting the shifter linkage. This could result in fuel leakage and in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur. Correction: Front fuel line assembly will be inspected and repositioned or replaced where necessary.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1997013; Units affected: 10,768

1997: Vehicles may have missing or incorrectly installed seat belt anchorage attachments. A missing attachment would most likely be detected by the occupant upon initial use of a seat belt. A loose fastener (engaged by only one or two threads) could eventually detach and potentially result in less than the intended level of occupant restraint in the event of a crash. Correction: seat belt anchorages will be inspected and repaired as necessary.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1997010; Units affected: 13,829

1997: Operation at highway speeds over extended intervals during extreme cold weather conditions, may result in ice forming in the throttle body of the engine. This could prevent the throttle from returning to the idle position after the accelerator pedal is released or the speed control is deactivated. Correction: a foam insulating sleeve will be installed on the line from the pcv to the pcv hose fitting on the throttle body.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2004164; Units affected: 305,024

1997-2002: On certain vehicles, Ford has issued a scheduled maintenance guide update which specifies that every 20,000 kms, the steering linkage, which includes tie-rod ends, should be inspected. The vehicle owner is asked to place the tie-rod end inspection procedure supplied with this maintenance guide update in the vehicle’s glove box for reference and safekeeping. The vehicle owner is to provide the inspection procedure to their repair facility to help properly identify worn tie-rod ends. Performing the vehicle scheduled maintenance, including maintenance inspections, is the responsibility of the vehicle owner. Failure to replace worn tie-rod ends may eventually result in a tie-rod end separation that could adversely affect steering control. If the inspection reveals that a tie-rod end is worn and must be replaced, the repair will be at the owner’s expense unless the vehicle is still covered by the basic vehicle warranty, or has an extended service plan coverage that includes these components.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998081; Units affected: 30,163

1997-1998: Vehicle operation at prolonged highway speeds in extreme weather conditions may cause ice deposits to form in the throttle body. The ice may interfere with the throttle plate and not allow the engine to return to idle. This could result in increased stopping distances and a possible crash. Correction: pcv system will be modified by installing a coolant heated fitting.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1997170; Units affected: 1,404

1997: The transmission bracket end fitting may separate from the shift cable conduit. If this were to occur, the operator would not be able to shift the transmission from one of the drive gear positions into the park position even though the gear shift selector would indicate “park. This condition could result in unintended vehicle movement if the parking brake is not set. Correction: a new transmission shift control cable will be installed on affected vehicles.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2003141; Units affected: 10,942

1997: On certain vehicles, the intermediate steering shaft yoke may not have been properly seated onto the steering gear input shaft during installation. In this condition, the yoke may not be properly clamped to the input shaft. This may result in separation of the yoke from the steering gear input shaft and a loss of steering control, potentially resulting in a vehicle crash. Correction: Dealer will inspect the steering intermediate shaft yoke. If the yoke is not fully seated and the bolt groove and spline is visible, the intermediate shaft and bolt will be replaced as well as the bolt at the steering column connection.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998147; Units affected: 43,825

1997-1998: Note: 4×4 vehicles. If the vehicle is subjected to rear axle loading which exceeds the gross axle weight rating, the rear leaf springs may be overstressed resulting in a possible spring fatigue fracture. A fractured spring leaf could splay inward and contact the fuel tank resulting in possible fuel leakage. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Correction: rear springs will be inspected and an additional clip will be installed on the forward end of the rear springs to prevent fuel tank contact in the event of a leaf fracture. All fractured springs will be replaced.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1999034; Units affected: 2,346

1999: Certain 4X4 vehicles with the Off Road and High Front GAWR option packages and 4X2 with the Sport option package do not comply with the requirements of CMVSS 120 – Tire Selection and Rims. The Compliance Label on these vehicles does not contain the correct tire and rim identification information as required by the standard. Correction: A Compliance Label partial overlay containing the correct tire and rim size and instructions for affixing this label to the vehicle will be sent to owners.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2000281; Units affected: 120,576

1999-2000: On certain vehicles, the daytime running lamp circuit contains a resistor that is corroding. If this occurs, the resistive element can open, resulting in a loss of daytime running lamp (DRL) function. If DRL function is lost, there may be reduced vehicle conspicuity, which could increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Correction: Dealers will install a sealed daytime running lamp resistor.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2000227; Units affected: 3,469

2000: Certain vehicles do not comply with the requirements C.M.V.S.S. 209 – Seat Belt Assemblies. The seat belt assemblies may not withstand the force requirements of the standard. In a crash, if the belt buckle fails, there is an increased risk of injury to the occupant. Correction: Belt buckle assemblies will be inspected and replaced if necessary.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2001204; Units affected: 83,005

2000-2001: Certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks. A switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke or, potentially, ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the “parked” position at the bottom of the windshield. Loss of visibility while driving increases the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built with the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced.�

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2005028; Units affected: 36,651

1997-2002: On certain vehicles, the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke, or burn, potentially resulting in an underhood fire. The condition may occur either when the vehicle is parked or when it is in operation. Correction: Initially as an interim repair, owners will be instructed to return their vehicles to their dealers to have the speed control deactivation switch disconnected. As soon as replacement parts are available, owners will be instructed to return to the dealers for installation of a new switch.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2000211; Units affected: 31,540

1997: On certain vehicles equipped with a manual 4X4 transfer case shifter, fuel line abrasion could occur as the result of the fuel line rubbing against the dash panel or contacting the shifter linkage. This could result in fuel leakage and in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur. Correction: Front fuel line assembly will be inspected and repositioned or replaced where necessary.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1997180; Units affected: 72,763

1997-1998: The automatic shift cable assembly may not be properly seated and could separate from the steering column bracket. Should this occur, the operator would not be able to shift the transmission from one of the drive gear position into the park position even though the gear selector would indicate “park”. This could result in unintended vehicle movement if the parking brake is not set. Correction: shift control cable will be properly attached to the steering column bracket and a tie strap will be added to that connection as a redundant measure to secure the attachment.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2002046; Units affected: 4,134

1999: Certain trucks equipped with manual transmissions. Fatigue failure of the front parking brake cable input button these vehicles could result in failure of the parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary. This could result in unintended vehicle movement and a vehicle crash without prior warning. Correction: dealers will replace the front parking brake cable and the controller and verify the performance of the parking brake system on these vehicles.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998105; Units affected: 7,243

1999: One or more of the rivets on the lower steering shaft flex coupling may not have been staked (flared over) during the sub-assembly process. This condition could result in one or more rivets separating from the flex joint resulting in a reduction or loss of steering control. Correction: dealers will inspect the lower steering shaft at the steering gear and, if necessary, replace the lower steering shaft.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1999961; Units affected: 35,668

1999: On certain vehicles, the speed control cable may interfere with the speed control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the speed control. If the speed control is used and this condition is present, a stuck throttle could result, which could potentially cause an accident. By not using speed control, this condition will not occur. Correction: Vehicles will be inspected and, if required, speed control cable will be replaced.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1999215; Units affected: 20,639

1999-2000: On certain trucks equipped with an 8 foot box, pickup box attachments may be damaged during the 48 km/h front barrier test. During the subsequent static rollover test required by CMVSS 301 – Fuel System Integrity, a pickup box with damaged attachments may shift or become detached, and may result in fuel spillage exceeding the rate specified in the standard. Also, on all 1999-2000 gasoline powered vehicles with 8-foot boxes, the fuel tank vapour recovery valve may separate internally resulting in excessive fuel spillage during the rollover test. Correction: (1) The box-to-chassis attachment will be augmented by installing pickup box to chassis retaining cables. (2) The front fuel tank strap isolator will be repositioned. (3) A stop plate assembly will be installed on the vehicle frame forward of the fuel tank to prevent vapour recovery valve contact with a frame cross-member during the impact sequence.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2004235; Units affected: 6,797

2003: On certain F-Super Duty and Excursion vehicles, the ground stud that retains the negative battery terminal eyelet to the engine block may be loose. A loose battery ground wire may produce high resistance to current flow. As a result, current may take an alternate path to ground through the radio suppression strap causing it to heat and potentially melt or ignite adjacent components. Correction: Dealers will replace the engine ground stud. The radio suppression strap and adjacent components will be inspected for damage, and if necessary, replaced.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998239; Units affected: 1

1999: Cast tow hooks change the crash pulse of the vehicle in frontal barrier impacts. The air bag sensor was not calibrated for this crash pulse and may cause the air bags to deploy in lower speed impacts than design intent. Cast tow hooks will be replaced with forged tow hooks.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1999061; Units affected: 35,668

1999: On certain vehicles, the speed control cable may interfere with the speed control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the speed control. If the speed control is used and this condition is present, a stuck throttle could result, which could potentially cause an accident. By not using speed control, this condition will not occur. Correction: Vehicles will be inspected and, if required, speed control cable will be replaced.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998104; Units affected: 1,100

1999: These vehicles do not comply with C.M.V.S.S. 105 – hydraulic brake systems. Parking brake must be capable of holding the vehicle (loaded to GVWR) stationary on a 20 per cent grade for 5 minutes in both the forward and reverse direction with a 125 pounds or less pedal effort. The rust preventative applied to the rear rotors during assembly interacts with the parking brake linings resulting in possible failure to conform with this requirement. Correction: parking brake will be burnished.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998049; Units affected: 300

1999: These vehicles may have a battery cable clip that is incorrectly positioned on the frame rail. This may allow the positive or negative battery cable to come in contact with the air conditioner compressor pulley causing chafing and a potential for a direct short to ground which may result in an engine compartment fire. Correction: battery cables will be inspected for positioning and damage and replaced if necessary with the clip positioned correctly.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 1998048; Units affected: 75

1999: Note – dual rear wheel super cab vehicles. The jacks installed in these vehicles are too large to be properly secured underneath the rear seat. A loose jack can move about the passenger compartment potentially injuring an occupant during a crash or sudden stop. Correction: a new jack will be provided and installed correctly beneath the rear seat on the passenger side of the cab.

Transport Canada Recall Number: 2001041; Units affected: 9,336

1999-2001: On certain vehicles, the automated valve stems may have been over inserted into the wheels during installation. This could tear the rubber bulb at the base of the valve stem and result in loss of air. If air pressure is not maintained, the tire may operate at extremely low inflation pressures. Since commercial truck tires have steel cords in the sidewall, operation at extremely low pressures could result in sidewall zipper failures either during vehicle operation or during inflation of the tire. A potential for personal injury exists if safety standards are not followed while inflating and zipper failure occurs. Correction: Valve stems will be inspected for leakage and if leakage is found, both valve stem and tire will be replaced.

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