Ford Recall: camshaft position sensor


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Posted by Peter (12.149.100.21) on 12:39:59 12/06/07

This recall was announced this month.

Report Date : December 6, 2007 at 12:37 PM
NHTSA Action Number : EA06012


NHTSA Action Number : EA06012 NHTSA Recall Campaign Number : 07V553000
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
FORD / E SERIES SUPER DUTY 1999-2001

FORD / E-350 1999-2001

FORD / EXCURSION 2000-2001

FORD / F SUPER DUTY 1999-2001

FORD / F-250 LD 1999

FORD / F-250 SD 1999-2001

FORD / F-350 SD 1999-2001

FORD / F250 SUPER DUTY 1999-2001

FORD / F350 SUPER DUTY 1999-2001

Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component :
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

Date Investigation Opened : June 22, 2006
Date Investigation Closed : Open
Summary:
THE CAM POSITION SENSOR (CPS) PROVIDES A CRITICAL SIGNAL TO THE SUBJECT VEHICLE (SV) ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, THE LOSS OF WHICH RESULTS IN AN ENGINE STALL. DURING PE06-011, FORD STATED IN THEIR RESPONSE TO ODI THAT IT IS CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF CPS RELATED ENGINE STALL AND FURTHER ADVISED THAT AN UPDATE WILL BE PROVIDED UPON COMPLETION OF THE INVESTIGATION. FORD DATA SHOWS THAT 20% OF THE 716,000 SVS ARE EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS THAT ARE CAPABLE OF BACK-DRIVING THE ENGINE WHEN A STALL OCCURS; POWER ASSISTED STEERING AND BRAKING ARE NOT LOST DURING ENGINE BACK-DRIVE. FORD DATA ALSO INDICATES THAT BACK-DRIVE OCCURS IN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VEHICLES ABOVE CERTAIN ROAD SPEEDS. THE MANUFACTURER REPORTS NOTED REFERENCE 755 UNIQUE VEHICLES; 2 ARE DUPLICATIVE OF ODI REPORTS. IN ITS REVIEW OF CUSTOMER AND FIELD REPORTS, FORD IDENTIFIED SOME 800 REPORTS ALLEGING ONE OR MORE ENGINE STALLS POTENTIALLY RELATED TO A CPS FAILURE IN THESE 755 VEHICLES (FORD¿S ¿A¿ CATEGORY REPORTS). ODI HAS NOT COMPLETED ITS REVIEW OF THESE OR OTHER FORD REPORTS, NOR HAS IT CONFIRMED THIS COUNT. ALL BUT ONE OF THE 9 CRASH ALLEGATIONS APPEAR TO BE MINOR IN NATURE ALTHOUGH ODI IS STILL INVESTIGATING THESE CRASH/INJURY ALLEGATIONS AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY INVOLVE A CPS FAILURE. BASED ON EARLY ASSESSMENT OF THE APPROXIMATELY 166,000 SUBJECT VEHICLE WARRANTY CLAIMS FORD PAID, THERE APPEARS TO BE VARIABILITY IN CLAIM RATES BETWEEN CERTAIN SV PRODUCTION PERIODS; AN EXPLANATION FOR THIS HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED. FORD REVIEWED A SAMPLE OF THE WARRANTY CLAIMS AND INDICATED THAT ABOUT HALF MAY INVOLVE A STALL DUE TO CPS FAILURE; ODI HAS YET TO CONFIRM THIS ASSESSMENT. DURING THE ENGINEERING ANALYSIS, ODI WILL CONTINUE ITS REVIEW OF THE DATA FORD PROVIDED INCLUDING SAMPLING AND CATEGORIZING REPORTS AND EVALUATING FORD¿S ASSESSMENT OF THE DATA. A PRIMARY GOAL WILL BE TO ESTABLISH THE FREQUENCY AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH ENGINE STALLING OCCURS, AS WELL AS THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THE ENGINE CAN BE RESTARTED AFTER A STALL HAS OCCURRED. ODI WILL CONTINUE REVIEWING EXISTING CRASH AND INJURY ALLEGATIONS AS WELL AS IDENTIFY OTHER SAFETY RELATED CONSEQUENCES OF CPS RELATED STALLING.







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