Ford Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch


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Ford Tempo 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 03, 1995
Location:
Toms River, NJ

replaced flasher switch. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FAPP36U3PB. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 1996
Location:
Upland, CA

right rear shoulder belts does not retract, belt remains loose, does not adjust to occupant. replaced by dealership; also, road side emergency flashing light does not work when pressed switch. *ak

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

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 24, 2000
Location:
Thousand Oaks, CA

there were no warning lights on the dash when consumer turned on turning signal switch and steering column started smoking, and smoke was coming out of the hazard lights switch. consumer stated smoke stopped when turning signal was turned off.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32E0XZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 25, 2000
Location:
Dillsburg, PA

while using my turn signals turning left i noticed the flasher on the dash had frozen and that smoke was pouring out of the hazard flasher button and also out of the base of the turn signal stem. this can be repeated almost every time i use the left turn signal. the dealship will be looking at it on 10/27/2000.*ak (dot number: vdhl)

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 25, 2001
Location:
Fort Gaines, GA

while driving down road, turn signals come on and off intermittently. vehicle gives no prior warning. when using turn signas, both lights will blink on dash, but one will blink on outside. consumer was told it might be flasher, and flasher was replaced. but, problem was still there. had not contacted dealer. consumer filed a complaint around march. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FALP15P7VR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1997 Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch Transmission Type: MAN .

Ford F-150 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 17, 2003
Location:
Magnolia, TX

while driving at any speed headlights, hazard lights, and turn signals did not work. vehicle was taken to the dealer, who determined that another multi-function switch was needed. this will be the second switch to be installed. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 10, 2003
Location:
Bethel Park, PA

*note* problems arose when vehicle was bought* vehicle bucks while in od. also vehicle makes a ticking/hissing noise. dealer cannot locate noise. od light flashes. rear right passenger door is hard to open from inside, consumer must pull latch to extreme point to open, also when open, after closed dome and door ajar lights stay on. ford refuses to fix. lighter while in use was pushed through dash, unit and all. plastics melted. vehicle also gets 7 mpg highway, but is supposed to get 14. efi cleaned, higher grade fuel used, ect. and stll gets bad mileage. - update- transmission bucking caused vehicle to hit parked car behind vehicle when accelarator stuck. shoulder dislocated. rear entertainment headphone jack 1 broken when bought, dealer refuses to replace. on occasion while turn signals are in use, smoke omitts from hazard switch on steering console. vehicle's rear wiper arm snapped in half while in use. if this is the best ford can build, henry ford must be spinning in his grave! *pr. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35401 miles. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 11, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 2000 Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: Day Toyota Of Plesant Hills . Dealer's city: Plesant Hills . Dealer's state code: PA.

Ford F-150 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 19, 2004
Location:
Mckinney, TX

ford f150 series, late 90's into the 2000's. my vehicle is a 2000 f150 4 door, extended cab, 4.6 triton v8. when the tilt wheel feature is operated, the turn signals and emergency flashers cease to operate, or operate incorrectly. on other f150's i am aware of, with the same problem, the problem eventually results in total lack of function of turn signals and emergency flasher, regardless of position of tilt wheel. some private owners have taken it on themselves to open up the steering column and typically found "green goo" on the switch contacts, and sometimes loose wires, which evidently are the root of the problem. when the "green goo" is cleaned off the contacts, the signalls and flashers operate properly. stories sometimes relate very poor service from ford dealer mechanics in being able to diagnose and repair the problem.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 101500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W4YK. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 17, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2000 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2000 Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph. Dealer's name: Bankston Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 972-595-5400 . Dealer's city: Grand Prairie . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 75052 .

Ford Taurus 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 22, 2004
Location:
Phoenix, AZ

the multifunction switch in the steering columns of the 1997-1999 ford taurus' have been failing. this switch controls both turn signals and hazaard lights. to date we have had no injury or incident due to this failure but have seen around 15 to 20 vehicles within our fleet fail over the past 2 years when testing the hazaard lights before going out on the road. parts were replaced by our contracted repair facility and the parts disposed of.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54360 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP5219WG. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford TAURUS 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 1999 Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Lou Grubb Ford .

Ford F-150 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 21, 2005
Location:
Chico, CA

complaint received via e-mail. the turn signals, emergency flashers and the brake lights failed to function. it began as an infrequent problem occurring more and more and lasting longer in duration. i thought the problem only involved the turn signals and emergency flashers. i only found out about the brake light malfunctioned after looking over a wiring diagram of the vehicle. the remedy for the problem, per a car web site, is routed the emergency switch. depressing the switch numerous times seems to clean the contacts, solving the problem, at least so far.*ak

Mileage was 51300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18W7XN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Expedition 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 13, 2004
Location:
Brandywine, MD

after starting the vehicle consumer could see smoke coming from out of the hazard switch. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMRU17L6YL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Mustang 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2005
Location:
Alachua, FL

failure just happened. failure of the "multi-function switch" on our 2000 mustang caused the failure of the turn signals, brake lights, wipers, and speed control. had problem looked at by several mechanics. they replaced fuses, which remedied the situation for 24 hours. then the fuses would blow, and the systems would fail. chevrolet dealer discovered that leaving the hazard switch in the "on" position would allow these systems to function normally, but disabled the hazard warning lights. upon calling the local ford dealer and speaking with the service manager, i described the problem, and he said it was the "multi-function switch", and that they had replaced "a few". i have not had the repair done yet, but intend to in the very near future. meanwhile, my daughter drives the car with the hazard switch in the "on" position in order to have brake lights, turn signals, wipers, and her speed control operable. i feel this is a serious safety issue!*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP4048YF. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 15, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford MUSTANG 2000 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford MUSTANG 2000 Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Expedition 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2005
Location:
Hampton, CT

2002 ford expedition had an under hood fire that ignited in the wire bank near wiper motor. *** no answer required*** *ts the consumer was told the fire had nothing to do with the recall notice that he received. the consumer was told the problem appeared to be in the wiring and not the bulbs or fuses. the complained that the directional light was not working. the consumer was then told the multi-function switch needed to be replaced. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMPU16L22L. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Columbia Ford . Dealer's city: Columbia . Dealer's state code: CT.

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 29, 2006
Location:
Fairmont, WV

while stopped in traffic, turned on left turn signal, the signal blinked 3 times then smoke came from the emergency blinker switch on the steering column and the turn signal became a steady light. i placed the turn signal switch in the off position and turned it back on, same thing happened. however, if i turn on the turn signal while the car is moving, this does not happen. this situation happened 3 times this day and has not repeated. my husband checked the car later in the day and was not able to get this to repeat. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 69725 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU34EXXU. Vehicle was purchased on July 07, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Toothman Ford . Dealer's city: Grafton . Dealer's state code: WV.

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 29, 2006
Location:
Fairmont, WV

turned on left turn signal, blinker flashed 3 times then went steady, upon going steady smoke began coming out of the emergency flasher switch on the steering column. car was stopped in traffic when this happened. upon turning signal switch to off position smoke stops. this only happens when the vehicle is stopped and does not happen when left turn signal is activated while the vehicle is moving. is my vehicle going to catch on fire? was there a recall we were not notified of? *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 69725 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU34EXXU. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Toothman Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 304.265.3000 . Dealer's city: Grafton . Dealer's state code: WV. Dealer's zipcode: 26554 .

Ford Ranger 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 2006
Location:
Las Vegas, NV

smoke from steering column, when making a turn. dealer states its coming from the hazard switch, and could cause a fire if not fixed. *jb

0 person(s) died.Mileage was 888766 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR10C7XP. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 23, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford RANGER 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford RANGER 1999 Exterior Lighting Hazard Flashing Warning Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.


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