The Basics: Ford is recalling 312,814 units of the Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis sedans from the 2003-2005 model years. They were built at the St. Thomas Assembly Plant between Oct. 3, 2001, and Aug. 2, 2005. Ford says 296,004 of those units are located in the United States, with another 14,714 in Canada and 2,096 in Mexico.

The Problem: The solder joints on the lighting control module could crack, depriving the headlamps of the power they need to light the way ahead. That could increase the risk of a crash, particularly at night and in other low-visibility situations.

Injuries/Deaths: Ford reports that it is aware of 11 accidents that resulted from the problem, leading to one injury described as "minor."

The Fix: The manufacturer is instructing dealers to replace the entire lighting control module.

If You Own One: Make sure your headlights are working before getting under way. If they're not, avoid driving under low-light conditions, including at night, in heavy precipitation, or in fog.
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Ford Issues Three Safety Recalls and One Safety Compliance Recall in North America

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 22, 2015 – Ford Motor Company is issuing three safety recalls and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows:

Ford Motor Company issues safety recall for certain 2003-2005 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles to replace lighting control module
Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 313,000 2003-2005 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles to replace a lighting control module. The solder joints on the module could crack and interrupt power to the headlamps – increasing the risk of crash at night.

Ford is aware of 11 reports of accidents and one report of a minor injury related to this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2003-2005 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles built at St. Thomas Assembly Plant, Oct. 3, 2001 through Aug. 2, 2005.

There are a total of 312,814 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 296,004 in the United States and federalized territories, 14,714 in Canada and 2,096 in Mexico.

Dealers will replace the lighting control module at no cost to the customer.

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles to replace rear air brake chamber
Ford is issuing a safety recall for 177 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles to replace the rear air brake chamber. The air brake jounce hoses could contact the vehicle's rear axle housing during vehicle operation, which could cause a leak and inadvertent application of the parking brake or diminished braking performance – increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles built at Ohio Assembly Plant, June 18, 2015 through Nov. 15, 2015.

There are a total of 177 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 167 in the United States and federalized territories, and 10 in Canada.

Dealers will install a rear brake air chamber replacement at no cost to the customer. Dealers also will inspect the vehicle brakes and parking brake air lines for damage, and replace them as needed.

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015 Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vehicles to replace rear axle shafts
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 1,300 2015 Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vehicles to replace rear axle shafts. The rear axle shafts could fracture, either causing a loss of motive power without warning while driving, or unintended vehicle movement when the vehicle is in park without the parking brake engaged – increasing the risk of injury or crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, May 1, 2015 through June 26, 2015.

There are a total of 1,265 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 1,170 in the United States and federalized territories, and 95 in Canada.

Dealers will replace both rear axle shafts at no cost to the customer.

Ford issues safety compliance recall for certain 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew vehicles to replace front safety belt retractor and pretensioner assembly
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 3,200 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew vehicles to replace the front safety belt retractor and pretensioner assembly. The safety belt assembly could have improperly secured pretensioner cables, and might not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, Jan. 22, 2015 through March 17, 2015.

There are a total of 3,218 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 2,590 in the United States and federalized territories, 555 in Canada and 73 in Mexico.

Dealers will remove and replace the front driver and/or passenger safety belt retractor and pretensioner assembly at no cost to the customer.


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