Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
1786806/01/200410008262Intermittent loss of power or crank no start - possible pats lamp flashing and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) u1147 and/or u1262. *tt07/23/2004
0318109/15/200310004027Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. *tt11/14/2003
9824612/07/1998604059Ford motor company has released a new electrical grease ( f8az - 19g208-aa ) to reduce the possibility of moisture corrosion at the terminals. *yc03/16/1999
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
BC069696102310/23/199650368Concerns of check engine light (mil) w/ codes p0300 thru p0308 & eng runes rough/misses. *tt04/24/1997
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
016204/02/2001619266Vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft system (pats) may not start or crank. *tt05/22/2001
1215411/01/1998613173Some vehicles equipped with pats (securilock) except certain models now have availability of fleet keys through rotunda. *mjs06/19/2000
98356601/01/1998607837Information on programming / diagnosing any passive anti-theft system (pats) related issues. *tt10/13/1999
98356601/19/1998607484Information regarding programming / diagnosing passive anti-theft system (pats) related issues. *tt09/23/1999
9811001/19/1998605570Subject regarding passive anti theft system (pats) diagnostic service tips. *tt07/09/1999
BC327297020702/07/199751870Vehicles are equipped with passive anti-theft system (pats) - vehicle will not start without the correct ignition key. *tw07/17/1997
BC328697020602/06/199751882Passive anti-theft system now standard on all mustangs - the underhood switch for the active alarm system was eliminated (incorrectly included in 1997 mustang service manual). *tw07/17/1997
BC102449723001/23/199751613The passive anti theft system is now standard on all 1997 mustangs. *jd06/27/1997
BC102509723001/23/199751621Passive anti-theft system. *jd06/27/1997
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
96251112/02/199650968Powertrain control module -reprogram powertrain control module (pcm) - service procedures - service tip. *tw06/17/1997
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
9711109723411/10/199753660Vehicles exhibiting a squeaking or chirping from the blower motor at low blower motor speeds. *yc03/30/1998
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
9922210/18/19996089681Subject on a wire harness terminal repair kit available for repairing electrical wiring harnesses. *tt02/11/2000
9624611/18/199650905Wiring - electrical diode identification and service replacements. *tw06/17/1997

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12/06/1999102/01/1999
 1. spark plug wire clamps not staying connected to spark plugs causing arcing and damage to 5 spark plug wires. 2. rupture of coolant crossover tube on front of intake manifold resulted in almost total loss of coolant on about a one block length of road at approximately 35mph. recall 97m91 had been previously investigated (feb. 1999) with no damage found. failure occurred in dec. 1999.
10/08/1998110/01/1997
 Door for a/c adapters broken. yh
 The engine electronics went out; and the transmission has failed, and the passenger's side power window quite working. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
06/01/1997
 First the car had to be repainted. then the alternator had to be replaced. next the whole rearend had to be rebuilt because the pinion and pinion bearing went bad. this could have caused a major accident. the car vibrates excessively when you're on the expressway. it is hard to get into 5th gear. it has popped out of gear on several occassions while on the expressway at 70 miles per hour. the spark plug wires had to be replaced. currently the car keeps stalling when pulling out or accelerating and the check engine light comes on. it has been in the shop 3 times so far for this latest problem. it is still not fixed, and i don't think they know what's wrong with it.
11/01/1998106/01/1997
 No summary listed for this vehicle.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
05/01/1999
 Vehicle was parked in the garage and a fire started by a defective headlight wire without any prior warning. please provide further information. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
06/01/1997
 First the car had to be repainted. then the alternator had to be replaced. next the whole rearend had to be rebuilt because the pinion and pinion bearing went bad. this could have caused a major accident. the car vibrates excessively when you're on the expressway. it is hard to get into 5th gear. it has popped out of gear on several occassions while on the expressway at 70 miles per hour. the spark plug wires had to be replaced. currently the car keeps stalling when pulling out or accelerating and the check engine light comes on. it has been in the shop 3 times so far for this latest problem. it is still not fixed, and i don't think they know what's wrong with it.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
05/06/1997305/14/1997
 Engine electronic control failed, causing vehicle to stall/stumble.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
07/24/200003/01/2000
 Used wrong key in ignition and it blew up the ignition system. had key made at a local hardware store. after 4 weeks of ford promising assistance-they denied it. trying a wrong key should not cause the module and transceiver to go bad. followed recovery procedure in owners manual but car still would not start. this could be a potentially dangerous situation. ford should recall or at very least put warning on ignition.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
06/01/1997
 First the car had to be repainted. then the alternator had to be replaced. next the whole rearend had to be rebuilt because the pinion and pinion bearing went bad. this could have caused a major accident. the car vibrates excessively when you're on the expressway. it is hard to get into 5th gear. it has popped out of gear on several occassions while on the expressway at 70 miles per hour. the spark plug wires had to be replaced. currently the car keeps stalling when pulling out or accelerating and the check engine light comes on. it has been in the shop 3 times so far for this latest problem. it is still not fixed, and i don't think they know what's wrong with it.