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Ford E350 1991
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 03, 1995
Location:
Paradise, CA

tilt steering wheel will not stay in the upward position. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FBJS31G7MH. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Crown Victoria 1988
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 1997
Location:
St. Clairsville, OH

steering column bolts, mount tilt housing to steering column outer tube loosened, causing the turn signal to continue staying on. an unsafe control problem could result with complete loss of ability to steer the vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FABP73F7JX. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1988. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1988 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1988 Steering Column Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Mustang 1980
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 18, 1984
Location:
South Pasadena, CA

broken gimble ring and pot metal bracket, tilt wheel assembly broken since date of manufacture.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was purchased on Jan 18, 1984. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford MUSTANG 1980 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford MUSTANG 1980 Steering Column Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Mustang 1980
Ford Motor Company
Location:
So. Pas., CA

tilt wheel assembly broken gimble ring and pot metal bracket.

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

Ford Ranger 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 21, 1998
Location:
Sierra Vista, AR

windshield wiper come on all by itself. sometimes it will not turn off, comes on a high speed, sometimes washer comes on also, incidents occur when the consumer is driving. process developed where the tilt steering cannot be adjusted or moved except when the engine is turned completely off, consumer states that the vehicle has had a n electrical short. dealer has not yet been contacted to evaluate the problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTCR14X1VT. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F150 1989
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 15, 1997
Location:
Park Rapids, MN

whenever the ignition is turned off, the vehicle is still running. took to dealer. a small piece in steering column had broken off. due to cold weather, piece for tilt wheel had snapped. happened twice before, but had it replaced. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FPEF14N8KP. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Ford Truck 1988
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 08, 1999
Location:
Brainerd, MN

tilt steering wheel will not lock in place, making steering difficult.

Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford FORD TRUCK 1988 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1999
Location:
San Antonio, TX

vehicle experiencing problem with erratic operation of right side turn signal and stop light; whenever steering column tilt wheel is in an upright postion, the turn signal and stop light would work properly. if steering wheel is move below normal postion , the right side turn signal & stop light will not operate. dealer was not notified at this time. reporting and seeking nhtsa help in this matter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0868VK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 20, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1997 Steering Column Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Tempo 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 06, 1999
Location:
Arlington, TX

while driving tilt steering column broke, causing the steering wheel to fall down. the vehicle is being repaired by dealership. *ak

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

Ford Taurus 1998
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Oceanside, CA

emergency brake light not visible when wheel is tilted as (designed), the result car was driven several miles with emergency brakes engaged. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP52S0WG. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 14, 1998. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 1998 Drive type:FWD. Ford TAURUS 1998 Steering Column Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Bloomfield, MI

there is a malfunction in wiring harness in steering column, when the tilt is used. this malfunction causes brake lights and turn signals not to work. dealer has seen vehicle 6 times, and was not able to fix it. *ak the dealer fixed only the harness but it failed again. the brake light and turn signal are still inoperable. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX08W1VK. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 10, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1998 Steering Column Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford E-350 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2001
Location:
Geneva, NY

while adjusting tilt mechanism for steering column wiring harness separated, resulting in a loss of brake lights/ turn signals, and the hazard lights. dealership has not examined vehicle for this problem. please provide any additional information / documentation. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDKE30G4PK. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Ford F250 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 21, 2001
Location:
Standish, CA

consumer stated there was a squeak in the steering wheel when making turns, also the steering was hard to adjust on tilt wheel.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTNX21F31E. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 18, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: diesel.

Ford F250 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 21, 2001
Location:
Standish, CA

consumer stated there was a squeak in the steering wheel when making turns, also the steering was hard to adjust on tilt wheel.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTNX21F31E. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 18, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: diesel.

Ford Mustang 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 03, 2002
Location:
Houston, TX

adjustable steering wheel broke off while driving. dealer was contacted. feel free to provide any further information.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP42T7SF. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer Sport 2001
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Columbia, SC

consumer states that vehicle has excessive vibration that can be felt at 45mph or greater making it hard to maintain control while driving. dealer has replaced tires, driveshaft and throttle assembly but problem is still occurring. manufacturer informed that consumer that the problem is a "technical defect" that is considered normal on this model. ts

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU60E31U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Ford Windstar 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Waltham, MA

consumer states while traveling without any indication vehicle lost all power steering. dealer was contacted and replace steering rack pump and pulley. please provide further information. ts

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

Ford Aerostar 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 24, 2002
Location:
Cleveland, OH

consumer was pulling into a parking space. suddenly they were unable to steer vehicle or change gears. consumer had vehicle towed to a dealership, who indicated that this was caused by a part braking in the steering column. please provide more details. ts

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCA11U5RZ. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Focus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Latrobe, PA

the consumer has experienced the following: the replacement of the left dash board cluster (temperature gauge inop from the time of purchase), reattachment of rubber seal around driver door window, reattachment of fuel pump, reattachment of headliner in rear of vehicle, uncrimping of fuel line, lubrication driver door handle(sticking), lubrication of catch on rear passenger side door(had come open while vehicle was in motion), replacement the turn signal switch in steering column-had to be turned off manually, persistent noises/vibrations in the front end of vehicle starting at 36k miles and was told that the tires had tread that was too narrow/were high performance which wasn't needed/was also told that the vibration was caused by improper tire care and tire cupping, the left rear shock needed replacement, and the radio goes out-sometimes goes out when the heat is turned up high. scc

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

Ford Windstar 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 30, 2002
Location:
Mystic, CT

while driving at 30 mph vehicle's steering fluid was leaking and had to be filled every 30,000 miles to make it home. please provide additional information. ts

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.


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