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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
77V220000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • EQUIPMENT
    • APPLIANCE
      • AIR CONDITIONER

Summary

THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN AIR CONDITIONERS WHICH HAVE BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR WIRES WHICH WERE IMPROPERLY ROUTED TOO CLOSE TO THE BLOWER HOUSING WALL. AS A RESULT, THE BLOWER MOTOR COULD BECOME JAMMED AND, IF THE BLOWER SWITCH IS IN EITHER THE MEDIUM OR LOW POSITION, THE POLYPROPYLENE BLOWER HOUSING COULD IGNITE.

Remedy

DEALER WILL REPLACE THE RESISTOR ASSEMBLY WITH A TEMPERATURE PROTECTIVE THERMAL LIMITER, IF NECESSARY, WITHOUT CHARGE.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: AIR CONDITIONING; BLOWER MOTOR.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: AN ENGINE FIRE COULD START AND SPREAD TO THE PASSENGERCOMPARTMENT, CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES TO VEHICLE PASSENGERS.NOTE: UNTIL THE VEHICLE CAN BE SERVICED, THE BLOWER SWITCH SHOULD NOT BE SET INTHE LOW OR MEDIUM POSITION.

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