Ford Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices


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Ford Air Bag Switch 9999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 05, 2003
Location:
Homedale, ID

after about 10 days of buying my 2000 ford focus the problem. started and one year later the problems are still coming like clock work. first my breaks were squealing i called the dealer, he said not to worry about it until i had time to come in. 1 to 2 months later, after several calls asking if it was still okay to drive, i took my car in and the routers and breaks were bad, they sd i should have brought my car in sooner. well per there request i took my time. i had to pay the get this taken care of. it didn't stop there, my tires kept getting flats so i has to once again replace at my own expenses. now the real problems start, my cruise control was just out of control, my car would accelerate every time i would put in on cruise. the windshield wipers would not work and my radio kept turning off by itself. i had once again at my own expenses replace my windshield wipers calling the maintenance. dept. at meridian ford. they fixed the problem. with the cruise control and it was working fine for about 2 months it is now happening again! now i have problems with the key getting stuck and will not turn, the trunk will not shut, and my car will shut off when the car is in idle. it turns off if in park or drive after about one min. idle. this is very frustrating. and has caused so many financial and stress problems. i don't feel safe in this car and i feel cheated! i was sold a lemon! a list of what was wrong with my new car..bad breaks, bad routers, bad windshield wipers, bad cruise control, bad trunk, bad tires, the key gets stuck and will not turn, and now it turns off while in idle. all these things are still wrong with it and its costing me money, stress,time and it is costing me to be late on my car payments and other bills because i have to pay for all this crap to be fixed! why is this happening! do i need to get a lawyer or do you need to replace or fix my car at your expensive. i have lost so much and feel helpless. i hope this does not fall on deaf ears. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Meridian Ford .

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 09, 2003
Location:
Wynne, AR

the anti- theft alarm goes off for no reason at all hours. the wynne ford dealer said nothing was wrong with it after they checked it but it still goes off. also the door ajar light comes on even when the doors are shut.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 1998 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Ford . Dealer's city: Wynne . Dealer's state code: AR. Dealer's zipcode: 72396 .

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Chesapeake, VA

consumer noticed any speed vehicle would stall due to anti theft device. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Focus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 21, 2003
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

i have had this focus for about 2 years. when i purchased it, i was not told of any of the possible mechanical problems that may be associated with the model. since then, i have had 4 recalls repaired. recently, the door handle on the driver's side door was getting stuck. now, the factory installed security system will not work. i cannot lock the driver's side door at all and i must lock the other 3 doors manually. my key chain door locker does not work at all. the inside button for unlocking the trunk will not work either. the front console is too big for the car and coffee cups will not fit into it. i also seem to have trouble seeing behind me when trying to look to the left from the driver's side due to the placement of the headrest. *la

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3431YW. Vehicle was purchased on June 30, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2000 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Shults Ford . Dealer's city: Wexford . Dealer's state code: PA.

Ford Ranger 1997
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Whitesville, WV

the location and connection of the factory alarm system caused the relay switch under the dash to overheat and the battery drained even when the vehicle was turned off.*jb electrical system on 1997 ford ranger is malfunctioning. abs system lights illuminates when the emergency brake is engaged. the fuel gauge is inoperative, relays under the dashboard started heating up. consumer concered that air bags may fail if vehicle is involved in an accident.*mr

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFR19U6DT. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford RANGER 1997 Drive type:U. Ford RANGER 1997 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Loren Daniels . Dealer's telephone number: 304 854 1311 . Dealer's city: Whitesville . Dealer's state code: WV. Dealer's zipcode: 25209 .

Ford Expedition 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 30, 2003
Location:
Kansas City, KS

was driving suv down highway and it just shut down. found out it was the transponder on the anti-theft system burnt up. i felt that it is very dangerous to be designed that way. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Ford F-150 2003
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Palmdale, CA

consumer complained about an electrical system problem. inside lights would not go out once the door was closed. alarm system did not work, and side reflector lights did not come on. the door ajar light stayed on. *ak door ajar light stayed on for about 20 to 25 minutes before they go off. doors won't lock when they're supposed to. dealer said that they can't locate the problem with inside lights. however, dealer made repair on horn and replaced fuse for alarm horn. *la

Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L33K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 16, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2003 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Magic Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 661-255-6600 . Dealer's city: Valencia . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 91355 .

Ford Focus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2004
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

the dome light blew out inside the vehicle's compartment. following that, a factory installed security system for the door locks began to perform erratically. doors prevented entry from the outside and exit from the inside, except for the hatchback. even if the door locks were pushed they failed to open. *ak *nm

Mileage was 30700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP36P4YW. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2000 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Mccraskin Ford Inc . Dealer's telephone number: 412-931-6960 . Dealer's city: Pittsburgh . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 15237 .

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 25, 2004
Location:
Philadelphia, PA

when the anti theft light comes on vehicle will not start for two-three hours. vehicle stops in the middle of the street. dealer can find any defect in the vehicle.*ak

Mileage was 43126 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP55S2YA. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 2000 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 2000 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford Air Bag Switch 9999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 24, 2004
Location:
El Paso, TX

when i put the key in the ignition, it would not turn. the steering wheel locked and the ignition switch froze. i had to have it repaired for $300. apparently the locksmith is making a fortune off the ford focus with this problem. *ak

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.

Ford Air Bag Switch 9999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 13, 2005
Location:
Collegeville, PA

ignition problems, cd player malfuction, was repaired but failed again 3 times to start and towed 3 times to the dealer. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was part original equipment.Dealer's name: Keyser Miller Ford .

Ford F Series 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2005
Location:
Kings Mountain, NC

alarm goes off for no reason. door open, light is on all the time. also, check engine light comes on then goes off. loud noise in rear end when starting off.*ak

Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F SERIES 1998 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F SERIES 1998 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Putnams Used Cars .

Ford Ranger 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 22, 2005
Location:
Century, FL

dt: the contact owns a 2002 ford ranger. the contact stated that he told the dealership about his problem with his alarm system and they would never do anything about it. currently, he states, vehicle will not even crank because of the faulty device. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR14U02P. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 18, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford RANGER 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford RANGER 2002 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: World Ford . Dealer's city: Pennsacola . Dealer's state code: FL.

Ford Escort 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 15, 1996
Location:
Fullerton, CA

dt: the contact owns a 1995 ford escort lx. she has had a lot of problems with some of the problems involved the electrical system. when she touched the car it would shock her, especially while touching the medal side of the car, and could hear the sound of it shock her. also, could smell some type of chemical in the vehicle, and the service department told her that they could not find anything. because of the electrical system problem it could be the spark plugs, balancing of the car. since she has had the vehicle she could not use the alarm system because it wore out the battery. there was vibration in the car sometimes it would not start. these problems occurred even the first week after she purchased the vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FASP11J3SW. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 12, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1995 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Mr. Mills Company .

Ford Focus 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 05, 2004
Location:
Buffalo, NY

dt: tachometer in vehicle stopped working which resulted in a short. this caused the brake lights to go out. the brake lights had to be replaced 8 times since september. the solenoid in the ignition was defective and resulted in the vehicle shutting down. the vehicle was taken to a local dealer, who has replaced the solenoid. but due to the design of the vehicle he could not guarantee that this would not happen again. consumer reported this to ford 3 times. the alarm on the car was also not working. the alarm was not original equipment, but was something that consumer paid extra for the ford dealership to add on vehicle. ford will not repair or replace alarm because it was not manufactured by ford. *ak

Mileage was 25770 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33Z23W. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 12, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2003 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2003 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Pacific Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 562-426-3301 . Dealer's city: Long Beach . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 90805 .

Ford Air Bag Switch 9999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 20, 2005
Location:
Knoxville, TN

the ignition switch does not permit the car to start. the switch (xs4z-11582-ac cvr asy aux fl) has been replaced twice, once at 41,407 miles and again at 57,834 miles. the dealer and aaa provided a temporary remedy to the stranded driver, which is "with the key in the ignition, hit it hard with a hammer to engage the ignition assembly." aaa keeps spare ford focus ignition switches in its emergency service support trucks. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Ted Russell . Dealer's city: Knoxville . Dealer's state code: TN.

Ford Taurus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 29, 2005
Location:
St Louis, MO

dt: contact owns a 2001 ford taurus. the contact stated while driving at any speed vehicle stalled. the contact stated that before the engine stalled he anti-theft light illuminated. other than this light there were no other warnings indications that the engine was going to stall. the contact stated that this did not happen every time she drove the vehicle. after waiting five or ten minutes the vehicle started again. but after driving approximately 40 minutes the vehicle will stall again. the dealership states that they could not find out what was wrong with the vehicle. the contact has not contacted the manufacturer.*ak

Mileage was 5600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP55U81A. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 30, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 2001 Equipment Electrical Anti-theft Devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Mcmann Liincoln, Mercury, Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 314-752-3300 . Dealer's city: St Louis . Dealer's state code: MO. Dealer's zipcode: 63139 .

Ford Mustang 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2005
Location:
Sonora, CA

2004 ford gt mustang would not start after short trips or after it had been sitting for an extended period of time. *ts ***no answer required*** the vehicle would also suddenly stall while being driven. after the vehicle sat for about 10-15 min it could be restarted. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated the problem was with the anti theft device. after that repair the vehicle continued to experience problems. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer but since they were unable to duplicate the problem they didn't fix anything. *nm

Mileage was 5714 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 26, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Corning Ford .

Ford Air Bag Switch 9999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 22, 2006
Location:
Gahanna, OH

i had my ignition switch replace once already, having to pay 300.00 the first time, and know just the other day i went to visit my brother, and when i got ready to leave, my key would not start, my brother had left before me, so i was stranded, me and my boys for 45 minutes in 20 degree weather, i was so upset, i can not believe ford is not doing a recall, im selling this piece a crap of a car, and will never again by a ford car, and im going to spread the word on how horrible there service and cars are. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.

Ford Air Bag Switch 9999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 11, 2006
Location:
Pensacola, FL

2000 black ford focus zx3 my key (same key that came with the car) will not start my car. . . .it will not turn over at all. and also i can't get my steering wheel to unlock to make matters worst. this problem doesn't happen often but it happens more than it should, and this time i can't even get it to start at all. it happens about 3 times a year and i can get my car going in about an hour. but, this time my car has been sitting in my drive way for 3 days now. i have called the dealership 3 times. the first time someone gave me advice but, it didn't help. and the last 2 times they have failed to call me back! *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.


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