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Old 07-18-2004, 20:54   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Recalls Crown Vic Cop Cars, Town Cars Over Defective Axles

2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors and fleet vehicles with body code P70, P71 and p72 built from 10 October 2001 through 04 December 2002 may have defective rear axle shafts. In addition, 2003 Lincoln Town Cars with body codes M84 and M81 built from 14 November 2001 through 03 December 2002 may also have defective axles.

In a Ford memo, Ford said "Due to significant differences in vehicle design and customer usage, the affected vehicles typically input higher loads into the vehicle chassis during fleet usage, overloading the wheel bearings and axles. This may lead to early bearing failure and ultimately, axle shaft fracture. In the event of axle shaft fracture, the vehicle would lose drive function and would coast to a stop. Loss of drive function could lead to a crash." Should an axle fracture occur, you could essentially lose a wheel/tire.

Ford dealers are instructed to install an axle repair kit, which consists of new rear axles, bearings and seals.
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