Ford Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay


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Ford F150 1992
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 07, 1995
Location:
Pt. St. Luci, FL

starter relay failed, causiing vehicle to stall. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX15NXNK. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Thunderbird 1990
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 18, 1995
Location:
Salem, OR

bypass relay failed causing problems with starting vehicle.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP6043LH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1990. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Ford THUNDERBIRD 1990 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Windstar 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 1997
Location:
Palacios, TX

relays failed.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5146WB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford WINDSTAR 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1998 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford Contour 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2000
Location:
Kaneohe, HI

starter relay failed. *et

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP68G3WK. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CONTOUR 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Taurus 1988
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2000
Location:
Oklahoma City, OK

wire from starter relay to ignition switch had no insulation other than rubber causing wiring in the steering wheel and wiring in the dash to melt and cause a fire. *slc

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FABP50U4JG. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 24, 2000. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 1988 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Ford TAURUS 1988 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford F350 1989
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 01, 1995
Location:
Berrien Center, MI

vehicle stalls intermittently at any speed. after 30-45 minutes, it will start again. modul relay switch has been replaced 9 times.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1F0KE37G5KH. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford F350 1989 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F350 1989 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Van 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 09, 2000
Location:
Toms River, NJ

earlier same day vehicle overheated, it was immed. turned off and towed in. vehicle was parked and engine was off and key removed. it later caught fire. the proper authorities were called to extinguish the fire and investigate the scene. the "hot spot" of the fire was determined to be at the starter relay. the vehicle is a total loss.the time of day of the fire was approx. 4:30 pm. no one was near the vehicle at the time.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDKE30M4RH. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford VAN 1994 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2001
Location:
Utica, PA

while driving down hill vehicle stalled without prior warning, causing loss of all power steering and braking ability. consumer has contacted dealer, dealer not willing to provide any assistance.*ak consumer states another dealer repaired vehicle by replacing the relay. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU04161K. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford ESCAPE 2001 Drive type:4WD. Ford ESCAPE 2001 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Ranger 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 25, 2001
Location:
Ramona, CA

vehicle keeps engaging trying to start itself without a key. vehicle bounces forward until it hits something to stop it. manufacturer, and dealer never heard of problem to find a remedy. consumer added a toggle switch on wire that runs from solenoid relay to starter to keep it from starting itself.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTCR10A0PT. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford RANGER 1993 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Focus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2002
Location:
Trenton, NJ

startern relay sensor on vehicle was not working properly, causing vehicle to stall out intermittently. contacted dealer, and dealer could not fix problem. *ak

Original Owner. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 09, 2002
Location:
Plantation, FL

my 2001 ford escape stalls when i start the car and i am still in first gear. i have taken my car 4 times to the dealership and they say that they cannot find the problem and have never heard of this complaint before. they even put on a "moniter" for me to use when the car stalled. i pressed the button twice, but the dealership told me that i did it wrong because they got the wrong readings. after the last time i brought it to ford, they replaced a part and said that it was fixed. seven months later it is stalling again.. as much as three times a day!! it is getting worse.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU03131K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 13, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford ESCAPE 2001 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Sawgrass Ford .

Ford F-150 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 20, 2003
Location:
Fond Du Lac, WI

2001 ford f-150 crank no start condition.between june and august of 2003 my ford f-150 has been towed in three times and not started at least two dozen times. the first dealer replaced the main fuel relay. the second time it was towed to another dealer and after five days could not reproduce the problem, and i picked the truck up. two days later the same thing, this time i had the truck towed to my house. a few hours later it started. at this point i'm getting very irritated. after going back thru this whole thing i started thinking it had to be this main fuel relay and decided to do some testing on my own. i work in electronics and so i got a couple tyco relays and a can of freeze spray. the next time this happened i pulled the ford relay and replaced it with a new one - the truck started right up. the next time i get the can of freeze spray out and cool the relay and the truck starts up. im finding this to be warm weather related and every time it get hot outside i can plan on the truck not starting after driving a short time and then shutting off. if the truck sits by itself long enough for the relay to cool down it will start i think ford should come up will a long term fix for this problem instead of replacing relays.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18LX1C. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 19, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2001 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Focus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Brockton, MA

vehicle stalled while in motion. sometimes vehicle had to get a jump start. *ak

Vehicle was purchased on Apr 19, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford FOCUS 2000 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Escape 2002
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Kingshill, VI

the consumer has taken the vehicle to the dealer several times because the vehicle has problems starting. the dealer mechanic has replaced the starter, relay switch, and the master cylinder. the vehicle is currently at the dealer for another repair. please provide further details. *nm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU02142K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ESCAPE 2002 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Expedition 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 15, 2004
Location:
Chesapeake, VA

i have been having a problem with my new expedition every once in awhile it does not want to start on the first try,it drags like something is wrong with the battery.i have taken it to ford 3 times and they have not found anything wrong at all with the electrical system nor my battery.i have not had my truck not even 4 months now.it is brand new and it is frustrating when you get in your truck and it acts like it does not want to start, and no one can find the problem.i need something or someone to find out the prblem because when i take it to the dealer it does not do it, and it happened three times this week.i am frustrated and about to go under the lemon law if not handled in the next couple weeks.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMPU17L84L. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 13, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPEDITION 2004 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Ford EXPEDITION 2004 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Freedom Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 757-583-3673 . Dealer's city: Norfolk . Dealer's state code: VA.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2003
Location:
Portage, MI

the car has trouble starting or will not start. this happens intermittently and we cannot predict when the car will not crank/start. you turn the key and nothing happens; it does not crank or make any noise at all. if you park the car and go inside, return and try to start the car, sometimes it does not start. this has happened many times. sometimes, if you wait 20-30 minutes, the car will start up, but you cannot be sure. the car has been scoped and various repairs have been made, but the problem persists, and since the non-cranking episodes happen sporadically, they have not isolated or corrected the problem. the frequency of non-cranking episodes is increasing and the wait time to try to restart the car is now up to 1 hour. the car is not safe to drive because no one can predict when the car will not start or when it will stop. yesterday, the car stopped while my husband was driving it into the driveway. this has not happened before, so the problem is getting worse. the electrical system, the starter/ignition system or solenoids, etc., seem to be defective. ford motor service centers have not been able to diagnose and correct the problem. we need someone with expertise to diagnose and correct the problem.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6538SK. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 06, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Aerostar 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2005
Location:
Tacoma, WA

my 1997 ford aero star van produced a puff of smoke from the steering column near the ignition switch. i took it to my mechanic whom checked the recall notices and found one resulting in an electrical overload short circuit and overheating in the steering column electrical components. when the key was turned off it subsides. since this occurrence the instrument panel has not worked and blew all fuses, the fuel pump does not turn on with the key after multiple attempts it engages some times. the ford dealer did the recall work but did not fix or examine the steering column or the components that burned or over heated as a result of the overload. [xxx] updated 07/19/2012 *js information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6)

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDA14U6VZ. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford AEROSTAR 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford AEROSTAR 1997 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph. Dealer's name: Titus Will Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 253-475-4162 . Dealer's city: Tacoma . Dealer's state code: WA. Dealer's zipcode: 98411 .

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 05, 2008
Location:
Coatesville, PA

while driving at speeds between 30 an 40 mph, the car suddenly stalled in traffic. all attempts to restart the vehicle ,by myself, were for naught. a nearby garage initially thought the problem was a timing belt issue, but further investigation showed that the problem was with an electrical harness with a possible short. a bit strange for a non-moving part. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 69344 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU04131K. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 18, 2005. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford ESCAPE 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCAPE 2001 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Brian Hoskins . Dealer's telephone number: 610.384.4242 . Dealer's city: Coatesville . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 19320 .

Ford Mustang Gt 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2009
Location:
Valencia, CA

tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford mustang gt. the contact turned the ignition to the start position. immediately, the vehicle battery power failed; the front driver and passenger windows released in a downward position approximately 3 to 4 inches without assistance. the vehicle had a jump start and resumed normally. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the relay switch was replaced. the technician stated that the failure was a common occurrence. the identical failures occurred on a separate occasion. the vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunctions. the failure mileage was 30,429. the current mileage was 43,000. updated 05/06/10. *lj updated 09/07/10

Mileage was 30429 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1ZVFT82H965. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 06, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford MUSTANG GT 2006 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford MUSTANG GT 2006 Electrical System Starter Assembly Relay Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: One Eleven Vintage Cars . Dealer's telephone number: 760-323-1161 . Dealer's city: Palm Springs . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 92264 .


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