Ford Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm


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Ford Escort 1989
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 23, 1992
Location:
Ridgewood, NY

front struts and lower control arms keep breaking. please explain. tt

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

Ford Explorer 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 03, 1995
Location:
Apex, NC

lower control arm broke, causing wheel assembly to fall off. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X4SU. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1994
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Alston, TX

the lower control arm bushing melted on passenger side, catalytic converter was put two inches from rubber bushing and it melted too. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF15Y8RL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escort 1987
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 30, 1995
Location:
Capital He, MD

both lower control bushings on left axle faulty.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP2595HW. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Crown Victoria 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 09, 1996
Location:
New Hyde Park, NY

lower control arm weld failure, causing vibration and slight pull when brakes are applied/diminished steering and braking control.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 05, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1996 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1996 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Ford Crown Victoria 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 09, 1996
Location:
Belzoni, MS

while driving the right lower control arm fell off the vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71W5SX. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 1989
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 01, 1996
Location:
Jamaica Estates, NY

lower control arm problem.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FABP57U8KG. Vehicle was purchased on July 02, 1995. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Crown Victoria 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 20, 1996
Location:
Hopatcong, NJ

lower left control arm replaced. (1st vehicle on 511310)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71W2SX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 31, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1995 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Crown Victoria 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 29, 1996
Location:
Hopatcong, NJ

lower left control arm replaced. (2nd vehicle on 511309)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71WXSX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 31, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1995 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Mustang 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 28, 1997
Location:
San Capistrano, CA

suspension lower control arm: driving approximately 10-12mph when the lower control arm and ball joint became loose, causing the left front wheel to fall off, and the vehicle dropping to the ground. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP45X3VF. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 29, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford MUSTANG 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 12 mph.

Ford Ranger 1998
Ford Motor Company
Location:
San Jose, CA

left lower control arm in the steering mechanism is defective, causing loud noises when making a turn or coming to a stop, a nything to do with the lower front end. dealer said will call an engineer to inspect vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1STYR1496WP. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Crown Victoria 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 02, 1998
Location:
Weaver, AL

while driving could hear noise from the front of vehicle (like cracking noise). was inspecting the vehicle and saw a few cracks on the lower ball joints. consumer had contacted dealer and manufacturer. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP74W8TX. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Crown Victoria 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 05, 1998
Location:
Juno Beach, FL

lower control arm bushings failed.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71WOTX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1996 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1996 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Tempo 1990
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 26, 1998
Location:
Akron, OH

lower ball joints/lower control arms on both sides, and inner tie rod assembly failed.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FA9936X1LK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 10, 1990. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TEMPO 1990 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Modesto, CA

lower control arm bushings are disentegrating in the lower control arms on both sides causing excessive tire wear, vibration and loss of directional control while braking.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FALP6533SM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Crown Victoria 1996
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Mexico, MO

lower control arm broke while driving. owner notes of investigation on problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71W3PX. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Crown Victoria 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 15, 1999
Location:
Millstadt, IL

the front suspension lower control arm ball joint was wore to the point of possible seperation, there was a recall on or 1998 crown vic , but the recall was not made for the 1996 and there was a serious problem

0 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71W7TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1996 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Crown Victoria 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 1999
Location:
Montgomery Village, MD

both lower control arms of this vehicle have failed and require replacement for safety. ford sates they have recalled 1997-1999 fords for the same defect and are unsure about extending the sefect recall to 1995. ford admits that both arms should not fail or need replacement.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71W6SX. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Crown Victoria 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 07, 1999
Location:
Charleston, SC

the lower control arm bracket does not appear to be adequately welded to the frame(i.e. there is no weld at the lower bracket contact point). this has resulted in the bracket cracking at the upper weld point. this will lead to separation of the lower control arm bracket from the frame. due to the nature of the high speed use of a police vehicle this could lead to an accident and loss of life, if separation should occur during high speed pursuit maneuvers. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71W1VX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1997. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Windstar 1995
Ford Motor Company
Location:
San Antonio, TX

right front sub frame to control arm bushing inner sleeve rotates in subframe mounting bracket. the separation on the front of the bushing inner sleeve wears on the mounting bracket, eventually enlarging the mounting hole and wearing the metal thickess away. the result is a clucking noise in the front end because of the now loose lower control arm. nhtsa item #'s sb036893 and sb045761 reference the complaint but not the real problem. if the front bracket fails totally at some point, the van will lose its rf suspension and steering. also causes the van to pull to the right, and makes it impossible to align the front end because off approximately noticable toe variation on there right wheel. ford dealer mechanic says it is a common problem. just tighten the bolt and hope for the best or replace the entire subframe. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5144SB. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford WINDSTAR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.


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