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1977 Lincoln Continental Recall Information

Component

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19770701
NHTSA Campaign ID77V140000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE FITTED WITH TILT STEERING COLUMNS CONTAINING TRANSMISSION CONTROL INSERTS INTENDED FOR TRUCKS RATHER THAN PASSENGER VEHICLES. THIS MAY CAUSE THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR POINTER TO BE MISALIGNED AND THE POSSIBILITY OF STARTING THE ENGINE WHEN THE SELECTOR IS BETWEEN THE NEUTRAL (N) AND DRIVE (D) DETENTS AND THE TRANSMISSION IS IN DRIVE.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CONTROL INSERT, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TILT STEERING COLUMNS ANDAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION CONTROL INSERTS, STEERING COLUMN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD THE ENGINE START WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN DRIVE,THE VEHICLE COULD UNEXPECTEDLY MOVE FORWARD AND AN ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURYCOULD RESULT.NOTE: PRIOR TO CORRECTIVE ACTION, DRIVER SHOULD BE CAREFUL TO START THE ENGINEONLY WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR INDICATES PARK (P).

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019


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