Ford Expands Pickup Truck Recall
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.32 million model-year 2004-2006 F-150 and model-year 2006 Lincoln Mark LT trucks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This recall, which addresses a potential airbag problem, got under way on some vehicles in March. The recall campaign on the additional vehicles is expected to begin around May 9.
If the truck's clockspring jumper wire comes in contact with the driver-side frontal airbag lower horn plate, the wire insulation may become chafed. This creates the potential for a short circuit. If this occurs, the airbag warning lamp may illuminate to indicate that service is required. A short circuit could result in the driver-side frontal airbag inadvertently deploying, increasing the risk of injury or loss of vehicle control, the NHTSA said.
Ford will notify truck owners of the recall, and dealers will install a new clockspring jumper wire that incorporates a protective mesh cover. There will be no charge for these repairs.
Truck owners can reach Ford at (866) 436-7332.