Ford Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm


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Ford Crown Victoria 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 22, 1995
Location:
Edna, TX

95v194 leonard johnson ford. police package. after three months dealership does not have the parts. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71W6RX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 1996
Ford Motor Company
Location:
South Field, MI

the upper control arm broke, causing wheel to come off/accident/injury.

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5TU. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Crown Victoria 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 01, 1997
Location:
Anita, IA

consumer states that there was a recall on his vehicle . he took vehicle to dealer for repair . after repair of vehicle by dealer the condition of the vehicle became worse. 95v-194000. *ak after repair the hood have to be slammed down from full up position to get it latched. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FACP71W6PX. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1993 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1993 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 1996
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Duncansvil, PA

rod upper control arms failed.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5TU. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 20, 1995. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford E-150 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 22, 1996
Location:
Succasunna, NJ

upper ball joints failed.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDEE14H3RH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 18, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford E-150 1994 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford E-150 1994 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 16, 1998
Location:
Unknown, UN

bolt holding upper control arm failed causing extensive damage when the control arm separated from ball joint.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMBU32X4VV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1997 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 03, 1997
Location:
Elizabeth, PA

making sharp left turn heard loud metal noise. noticed front end dropped. mechanic did not find problem at first. noticed upper control arm had bent. had front end aligned, wheel bearings had overheated/rotors warped. needed truck checked. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FPDX1865VN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 03, 1997
Location:
Elizabeth, PA

the ear that the cam adjuster rests against bent backwards allowing the upper "a" arm to become loose. the incident happened while making a sharp left turn from even pavement to a ramped side street.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1865VN. Vehicle was purchased on May 31, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:4WD. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Ford Escort 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 14, 1999
Location:
Huntersville, NC

passenger's side upper control arm broke while driving, and caused a loss o control and a crash. dealer cannot determine the problem. please provide further information and vin#. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Crown Victoria 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 19, 1999
Location:
Blue Spring, MO

vehicle experiencing same problem as nhtsa recall #95 v 194 000, notified dealer and informed that vehicle was not part of recall, could nhtsa help in this matter or provide additional information.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP71W1RX. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Crown Victoria 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 03, 1999
Location:
Chicargo, 00

front passenger's side control arm broke. owner has had vehicle repaired at his own expense. a recall was issued on the vehicle make and model, however, this vehicle was not included. manufacturer has been notified. *ak

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

Ford F-350 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2000
Location:
Old Orchard Beach, ME

at 15000 miles, firestone tires were replaced due to a recall, now, 30000 miles later consumer had to replaced the firestone steeltex tires p235/85r16 due to tires causing front end to wobble and experience vibration, dealer stated the belts were coming apart. consumer had replaced the left upper and lower ball joints due to frond end snapping soudn and wobble, consumer wonders if the problem the whole time was with the tires. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FTHF36H6VM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford F-350 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-350 1997 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford Taurus 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 08, 2001
Location:
N. Little Rock, AR

while driving about any mph and making a turn could hear a popping noise coming from front of vehicle where had taken vehicle to dealer, and they could not find out what was causing the problem. *ak *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP52U9XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 06, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford TAURUS 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 1999 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 26, 2001
Location:
Festus, MO

while driving, upper control arm disengaged from vehicle and wheel came off *ak consumer had stopped at a red light and went to accelerate when the light changed and the front of the vehicle dropped to the pavement, consumer no longer owns this vehicle. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU35P1XZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Ford Focus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 18, 2002
Location:
Bedford, TX

vehicle frictioned against curb and front suspension control arm broke in half. delaer has been notified. please provide additional information.*ak

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Mountaineer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Niagra Falls, NY

when driving at normal speed, if vehicle hits a bump, pulls hard to the left or right. ford has replaced a number of parts on the front end, and problem keeps recurring. *ak

Mileage was 60907 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Crown Victoria 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 24, 2003
Location:
Burlington, NJ

i own a 1999 ford crown victoria sedan. i recently discovered, that one of the bolts connecting the upper control arm to the frame, was missing the nut to secure it and it had backed itself out of the mounting bushing. the bolt had backed out about 2.5 inches when i discovered it. this left only one bolt holding the upper control arm to the car's frame. the car has only 24,000 miles on it and was recently purchased used,at a local dealer. the car is in excellent condition, except for the bolt problem. i suspect that the bolt came loose on its own because i noticed that the factory applied blue thread lock to the other upper arm bolts, but i found no trace of the compound on the bolt that backed out of the bushing. the bolt caused damage to the mounting hole of the frame mount as well as damaging itself. the bolt is slightly bent and several threads are worn off.the rubbing action of the bolt elongated the mounting hole too. this mount is welded to the frame at the factory and i fear that i will be stuck with a mount that is worn, even though i am going to replace the worn bolt and missing nut with a ford factory replacement part.i am complaining because i am concerned that this problem could occur to other vehicles.i did not notice any problems prior to discovering the bolt falling out. if this bolt let loose while i was driving at highway speeds, i don't know if i would be writing this to you. i was a certified mechanic for several years and i worked on ford vehicles at two of their dealers. i have never seen this happen to a mounting bolt on the upper arm assembly,during that time or since then. if i didn't just happen to open the hood and take notice of the problem, i'm sure i wouldn't know anything was wrong until it was too late. the bushing is not worn out and the rest of the suspension is tight,so i can't blame worn suspension parts.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24108 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FAFP74W1XX. Vehicle was purchased on May 24, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1999 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Lucas Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 6093863100 . Dealer's city: Burlington . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 08016 .

Ford Focus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2002
Location:
Waite Park, MN

problems with tires cupping, steering and upper control arms. *mr the consumer was told by a mechanic at the dealership, that the control arms were too short in the back of the vehicle which caused the tires to tip in, when the tires tipped in, it caused the inner edge tire to wear and then the vehicle vibrated while the consumer was driving and the vehicle also pulled to the right. on two occasions, the consumer lost control of the vehicle, because of the severe vibration in the steering. *jb *nm

Mileage was 33500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34341W. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 29, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2001 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph. Dealer's name: Lundeen Brothers Ford . Dealer's city: Annandale . Dealer's state code: MN. Dealer's zipcode: 55302 .

Ford Focus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 02, 2004
Location:
New Orleans, LA

while driving at any speed vehicle stalled without warning, also vehicle had problem with the ball joints and arms. *ak

Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford FOCUS 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2000 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Ranger 1999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Columbus, OH

consumer complained about front end noise. took vehicle to dealer, and dealer replaced upper control arm. also, a bulletin was issued on this problem. *ak

Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR10V7XU. Vehicle was purchased on June 03, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford RANGER 1999 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.


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