FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
OCTOBER 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Ford Motor Company

Models:
Lincoln Continental Year: 1999

Number Involved: 2,500

Dates of Manufacture: September - October 1998

Defect: The fuel rail crossover hose was damaged during fuel rail assembly, allowing fuel leakage. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in fire.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel rail with a revised fuel rail assembly. Owner notification was to begin Nov. 16, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 98V269/Ford Recall No. 98S29]

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.