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The cracks can ultimately result in rapid air loss from the tire and could affect vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.


On certain police and taxi vehicles equipped with steel wheels, some of the wheels may develop cracks in the rim near the weld line that connects the rim to the disk.
Dealers will inspect and replace the four road wheels and spare wheel with the manufacturing date codes of August 18, 2001 through September 22, 2002. In addition, Ford is providing extended warranty coverage for wheels on 2003 Crown Victoria police interceptor and taxis built from October 1, 2002 through April 29, 2003. These wheels are exhibiting cracks at a substantially lower rate than those wheels included in the recall. Owner notification began on August 8, 2003. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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AUG 05, 2003
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