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Ford Announces Recall

Ford New Zealand is recalling approximately 5,700 6-cylinder Falcon, Fairlane and LTD vehicles built between October 2, 1999 and January 31, 2001, to replace a rubber throttle cable grommet.

The grommet, which helps to attach the throttle cable to the engine, may become damaged through consistent hard acceleration. If it is not replaced the vehicle’s accelerator may be rendered inoperative, and the engine will return to idle. There is no likelihood of the accelerator becoming jammed in any open position.

The recall includes all AU and AU ll 6-cylinder Falcon product, including sedan and utility variants.

V8-powered Falcon vehicles are not affected.

Owners of the vehicles are being notified of the recall by mail and have been asked to contact their Ford dealer to arrange to have the grommet replaced, free of charge. This will take approximately 20 minutes.

Owners are also being advised to drive with caution at moderate speeds until the work can be completed.

There have been no reports of accidents associated with the condition.

For further information please contact Lisa Franklin, Public & Government Affairs Manager, Ford New Zealand, Tel (09) 277 8556, (025) 997 761
or email

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