May 16, 2003
Ford Has Recalled the 2003 Lincoln LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Models: Lincoln LS Year: 2003
Number Potentially Involved: 1,736
Dates of Manufacture: November 2002 – February 2003
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 17-inch chrome wheels,
the wheels were not heat-treated. These wheels may crack at the lug-nut
holes, which could result in the loss of the lug-nut torque. If this
condition occurs, the driver may experience noise and/or vibration while
driving the vehicle. Continued operation of the vehicle could result in the
wheel separating from the hub, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the wheels to ensure that all the wheels have
been heat-treated. Any wheel that has not been heat-treated will be
replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April
14, 2003. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V136/Ford Recall No. 03S01].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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