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NHTSA Recall 11V107000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Vehicles:  Ford F-150, Lincoln Mark LT

NHTSA Recall 11V107000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V107000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     FORD / F-150 	    	2004-2006
     LINCOLN / MARK LT 	    	2006
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY 	Mfr's Report Date: FEB 21, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V107000 	
PE09046,EA10001
NHTSA Action Number: 2 Investigations found (View)
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,325,000
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 F-150 PICK UP TRUCKS AS WELL AS CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 LINCOLN MARK LT VEHICLES. IF THE CLOCKSPRING JUMPER WIRE COMES IN CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG LOWER HORN PLATE, THE WIRE INSULATION MAY BECOME CHAFED, CREATING A POTENTIAL FOR A SHORT CIRCUIT. IF THIS OCCURS THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP MAY ILLUMINATE INDICATING THAT SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
Consequence:
THE DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG COULD INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL IF OCCURRING WHILE IN MOTION.
Remedy:
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A FORD OR LINCOLN/MERCURY DEALER TO HAVE A NEW CLOCKSPRING JUMPER WIRE INSTALLED THAT INCORPORATES A PROTECTIVE MESH COVER. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THIS SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SOME VEHICLES IN MARCH 2011. THE RECALL CAMPAIGN ON THE EXPANDED POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 9, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
Notes:
FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11S18. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV . 




NHTSA Action Number: EA10001 Inadvertent airbag deployment

SUMMARY: ODI opened this investigation based on reports of inadvertent airbag deployment. Data provided by Ford indicated that the airbag clockspring jumper wire, which is situated inside the steering wheel assembly, was installed in a manner that would allow it to rub (abrade) against a sharp metal edge on the nearby horn plate. Because the horn plate is electrically grounded the abrasion of an airbag wire on the sharp edge could cause a short circuit condition. As a result the airbag light may illuminate and/or the airbag may inadvertently deploy. Inadvertent deployments are most likely to occur during the airbag system's self-diagnostic test that initiates when the ignition switch is turned on. Ford modified the vehicle design in late January 2006 adding a protective tape over the sharp metal edge of the horn plate. Ford made additional design changes on MY 2007 vehicles to the horn plate, the clockspring jumper, and the connector layouts to further address this issue. ODI identified 318 deployment incidents with 121 alleged injury reports from subject vehicles. All but one of the incident and injury reports occurred in vehicles built before the January 2006 modification. In addition, there was one incident and alleged injury reported in the MY 2006 Mark LT vehicles that share the same design. In letters dated February 21 and April 11, 2011, Ford announced a recall of all of the approximately 1.3 million MY 2004-2006 F-150 vehicles built prior to January 24, 2006, the date the initial vehicle modification was made. In addition, approximately 14,000 MY 2006 Mark LT vehicles built prior to January 24, 2006 will also be recalled. Vehicles built after that date, which contain the modification, are not within the recall scope. Accordingly the investigation is closed.



NHTSA Action Number: PE09046 INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT

SUMMARY: FORD REPORTS THAT THE INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENTS ARE MOST LIKELY CAUSED BY THE AIRBAG HORN MOUNTING PLATE'S SHARP METAL EDGE THAT EVENTUALLY CAN CHAFE/CUT THE AIRBAG CLOCKSPRING JUMPER WIRE LEADING TO A SHORT-TO-GROUND CONDITION. ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY TWO (182) OF THE 230 REPORTS WERE FOR AIRBAG DEPLOYMENTS RESULTING IN 56 INJURIES WITH REMAINING 48 REPORTS FOR AN AIRBAG LIGHT ILLUMINATION CONDITION. INJURIES INCLUDE ABRASION, CONTUSION AND CUTS TO THE ARM/HAND/FACE AND/OR UPPER BODY REGIONS. ONE OWNER REPORTED A BROKEN TOOTH AND TWO OWNERS REPORTED BEING KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS AS A RESULT OF THE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT. IN ADDITION, MY2004 AND MY2006 F-150 VEHICLES ALSO CONTAIN THE SAME DESIGN THAT RESULTED IN AN ADDITIONAL 89 REPORTS WITH 37 AIRBAG DEPLOYMENTS AND NINE INJURIES. FORD MADE AN INTERIM DESIGN CHANGE TO THE HORN MOUNTING PLATE IN JANUARY 2006 AND THEN MAJOR CHANGES TO THE HORN MOUNTING PLATE, AIRBAG MODULE AND CLOCKSPRING JUMPER WIRE DESIGNS IN JUNE 2006 FOR THE MY2007 VEHICLES. THIS PRELIMINARY EVALUATION IS UPGRADED TO AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS (EA10-001) TO INCLUDE MY2004-2006 F-150 VEHICLES AND TO FURTHER EVALUATE THE CONDITION.

Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
February 2011CERTAIN 2004 THROUGH 2006 MODEL YEAR F-150 AND 2006 MODEL YEAR LARK LT VEHICLES
CLOCKSPRING TO DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG WIRE HARNESS REPLACEMENT
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

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- 91KB - 1 page
21 February 2011Ford Motor Company (Ford) Recall No. 11S18Certain 2005 and 2006 Model Year Ford F-150 Vehicles built at the Norfolk Assembly Plant from November 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, for potential inadvertent driver side frontal airbag deployment
From: J.P. Vondale, Ford Motor Company
To: Claude H. Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

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- 1.4MB - 6 pages
22 February 2011Safety Recall 11S18
Certain 2005 through 2006 Model Year F-150 Vehicles Built at Norfolk Assembly Plant Clockspring to Driver Side Frontal Air Bag Wire Harness Replacement
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 80KB - 5 pages
March 20112005 F-150 Ford Truck Vehicle ID #: 11S18
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 454KB - 2 pages
2 March 2011INADVERTENT DRIVER AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT
Second Quarter 2011-Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573.7
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: J.P. Vondale, Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

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- 27KB - 2 pages
April 2011CERTAIN 2004 THROUGH 2006 MODEL YEAR F-150 AND 2006 MODEL YEAR LARK LT VEHICLES
CLOCKSPRING TO DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG WIRE HARNESS REPLACEMENT
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 110KB - 1 page
11 April 2011Ford Motor Company (Ford) Recall No. 11S18 (Supplement)Certain 2004 through 2006 model year Ford F-150 vehicles produced at the Dearborn Truck Plant, Kansas City Assembly Plant, and Norfolk Assembly Plant and certain 2006 model year Lincoln Mark LT vehicles produced at the Dearborn Truck Plant from the start of production through January 24, 2006
From: J.P. Vondale, Ford Motor Company
To: Claude H. Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 564KB - 4 pages
12 April 2011Safety Recall 11S18 - Supplement #1
Certain 2004 through 2006 Model Year F-150 and 2006 Model Year Mark LT Vehicles Clockspring to Driver Side Frontal Air Bag Wire Harness Replacement
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 95KB - 5 pages
29 April 2011Quarterly Completion Report
First Quarter 2011-Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573.7
From: J.P. Vondale, Ford Motor Company
To: David L. Strickland, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

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- 95KB - 2 pages
May 20112006 Lincoln Mark LT Vehicle ID #: 11S18
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 481B - 2 pages
June 2011CERTAIN 2004 THROUGH 2006 MODEL YEAR F-150 AND 2006 MODEL YEAR LARK LT VEHICLES
CLOCKSPRING TO DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG WIRE HARNESS REPLACEMENT
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 93KB - 1 page
6 June 2011Safety Recall 11S18 - Supplement #2
Certain 2004 through 2006 Model Year F-150 and 2006 Model Year Mark LT Vehicles Clockspring to Driver Side Frontal Air Bag Wire Harness Replacement
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 118KB - 6 pages
15 July 2011Safety Recall 11S18 - Supplement #3
Certain 2004 through 2006 Model Year F-150 and 2006 Model Year Mark LT Vehicles Clockspring to Driver Side Frontal Air Bag Wire Harness Replacement
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 117KB - 6 pages
29 July 2011Quarterly Completion Report
Second Quarter 2011-Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573.7
From: J.P. Vondale, Ford Motor Company
To: David L. Strickland, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 150KB - 2 pages
August 2011Recall Reminder
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 79KB - 1 page
28 October 2011Quarterly Completion Report
Third Quarter 2011-Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573.7
From: Steven M. Kenner, Ford Motor Company
To: David L. Strickland, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 69KB - 2 pages
30 January 2012Quarterly Completion Report
Fourth Quarter 2011-Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573.7
From: Steven M. Kenner, Ford Motor Company
To: David L. Strickland, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 62KB - 2 pages
27 April 2012Quarterly Completion Report
First Quarter 2012-Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573.7
From: Steven M. Kenner, Ford Motor Company
To: David L. Strickland, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 64KB - 2 pages
30 July 2012Quarterly Completion Report
Second Quarter 2012-Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573.7
From: Steven M. Kenner, Ford Motor Company
To: David L. Strickland, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

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- 200KB - 3 pages
May 2013IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL REMINDER
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

PDF
- 209KB - 1 page
June 2014IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL REMINDER
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA Recall 11V107000

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- 631KB - 2 pages


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