Vehicle Description: Light duty pickup trucks equipped with a 4.2-liter engine and originally sold or currently registered in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Description of Defect: The throttle is unable to return to idle due to ice forming in the throttle body when the temperature ranges from -10 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Consequence of Defect: Increased brake pedal effort may be necessary or some increase in stopping distance could result.
Corrective Action: Dealers will install a revised PCV system on these vehicles.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin by Feb. 23, 1998.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized
dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.