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Old 11-17-2005, 10:35 AM
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Ford Motor Recalling About 235,000 SUVs, Pickups and Vans

Ford Motor Recalling SUVs, Pickups and Vans

Thursday November 17, 7:47 am ET

By Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer

Ford Motor Recalling About 235,000 SUVs, Pickups and Vans Over Windshield Wiper Motor

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 235,000 pickups, vans and sport utility vehicles from the 2006 model year because of potential problems with the windshield wiper motor.

The models include the E-150, E-250, E-350 and E-450 vans, the Escape, Expedition and Explorer SUVs, F-150 and Ranger pickups and Taurus sedan. It also includes the Lincoln Navigator SUV and Lincoln Mark LT pickup and Mercury Mountaineer and Mariner SUV.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting on its Web site that the windshield wiper motor may have been made without grease being applied to the shaft gear. After continuous use on the high speed setting, the lack of grease may cause the gear to fracture during operation, leading to a loss of wiper function.

The posting said the lack of a working windshield wiper could lead to a crash under poor weather conditions. More than 200,000 vehicles were being recalled in the United States, with about 13,500 in Canada and the remaining affected vehicles in Mexico and Europe.

Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley said the problem was discovered during vehicle evaluations and there were no reports of consumer complaints. She said the automaker was cooperating with the government.

The recall is expected to begin Monday. Dealers will inspect the wiper motor and grease the motor gears if necessary at no cost.

Ford said Wednesday it was recalling 220,000 vehicles from the 2005 model year amid concerns a battery cable rubbing against the frame could cause fires and worry that a fuel tank strap could separate after tens of thousands of miles.

Ford Motor Co.: http://www.ford.com/en/default.htm
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BUt they won't do anything for spark plugs...jeeeeze.
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:49 AM
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BUt they won't do anything for spark plugs...jeeeeze.
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Ok, I'm ready.
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The 04/05 wiper motors musta worked too good so Ford decided to cheapo out on the 06s
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I hardly ever use my wiper blades for more than a minute anyways... I have so many layers of rain-x on the windsheild, rain isn't a problem.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:15 PM
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Exclamation Battery cable, Gas tank strap...

Anybody heard any more about these recalls?

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Old 11-17-2005, 12:33 PM
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BUt they won't do anything for spark plugs...jeeeeze.
The answer to that is obvious. We'll all be out of warrenty coverage before the plugs are "supposed" to be replaced at 100k so it's not an issue to Fomoco
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Not really related to the recall, but my wiper motor is quite a torque monster. When the blades stop moving to the left and begin returning I can feel it in my feet. Strangest thing.
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Not really related to the recall, but my wiper motor is quite a torque monster. When the blades stop moving to the left and begin returning I can feel it in my feet. Strangest thing.

same here....
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I hardly ever use my wiper blades for more than a minute anyways... I have so many layers of rain-x on the windsheild, rain isn't a problem.

I'm with ya' -- plus I never drive my baby in the rain anyways!

(I think of this everytime I put another application of Rain-X on -- some habits just die hard, and someday I may actually get caught in a shower!)
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I try to not drive in the rain anymore. Sometimes, I just cant help it.

Seems like the more payments I make on the truck, the more I baby it and keep it cleaner.
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same here....
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What the hell is rain-x, anyone have any videos? I went to the site but no luck, if there are no videos available what rain-x product are you using (spray, wax, film, etc) and how does it work, can you take a picture sometime or explain how you no longer need wiper blades?
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