2003 Ford CROWN VICTORIA Wheels Recall

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2003 Ford CROWN VICTORIA Wheels Recall

 NHTSA Recall #58863
NHTSA Compaign #03V279000
MFG Compaign #03S05
 Model Year2003
 Date of notification08/08/03
 Begin date of manufacuring10/10/01
 End date of manufacturing30/09/02
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received05/08/03
 Report created07/08/03
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units29946
 Defect summaryOn certain police and taxi vehicles equipped with steel wheels, some of the wheels may develop cracks in the rim near the weld line that connects the rim to the disk.
 Consequence summaryThe cracks can ultimately result in rapid air loss from the tire and could affect vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect and replace the four road wheels and spare wheel with the manufacturing date codes of august 18, 2001 through september 22, 2002. In addition, ford is providing extended warranty coverage for wheels on 2003 crown victoria police interceptor and taxis built from october 1, 2002 through april 29, 2003. These wheels are exhibiting cracks at a substantially lower rate than those wheels included in the recall. Owner notification began on august 8, 2003. Owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.
 Recall notesFord recall no. 03s05. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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