Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr's Report Date: APR 29, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V150000
N/ANHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,735
Summary: FORD IS RECALLING 8,735 Model Year 2009 F 150 TRUCKS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE BRAKE STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY BE IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED. THIS MAY RESULT IN A DELAY IN BRAKE STOP LAMP ILLUMINATION WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. IN SITUATIONS OF VERY MILD BRAKE APPLICATION, THE BRAKE STOP LAMPS MAY NOT ILLUMINATE.
Consequence: DELAY OR LOSS OF BRAKE STOP LAMP FUNCTION MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND HAVE THE BRAKE STOP LAMP SWITCH REMOVED AND REINSTALLED WHICH WILL PROVIDE PROPER ADJUSTMENT.
The Ford pickup truck series, especially the 150 has had a long and varied history of defects and the 2009 model year looks to be more of the same. If you've got a lemon Ford F series truck, get a Burdge attorney. Getting rid of lemon trucks is what we do. Everyday.
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