This could lead to early bearing failure and ultimately to axle shaft fracture. In the event of axle shaft fracture, the vehicle would lose drive function and would coast to a stop. Loss of drive function could lead to a crash.

Suspension — Rear

Summary
Certain police, commercial, and passenger vehicles sold to fleets typically input higher loads into the vehicle chassis overloading the wheel bearings and axles.
Actions
Dealers will replace the rear wheel bearings, seals, and axle shafts. The recall began on July 15, 2004. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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Date Announced
JUL 07, 2004
Vehicles Affected
47,314
Ford Recall #
04S16
NHTSA Campaign #
04V328000
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