Loose pinch bolts could exhibit noise, vibration and, in extreme cases if left uncorrected, separation of the joint or fracture of the ball joint stud, increasing the risk of a crash.

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Summary
Certain passenger vehicles have loose pinch bolts that secure the lower control arm to the steering knuckle have been reported.
Actions
Dealers will inspect the steering knuckle pinch bolt for tightness and correct as necessary. Owner notification began February 10, 2003. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
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Date Announced
NOV 06, 2002
Vehicles Affected
446,569
Ford Recall #
02S42
NHTSA Campaign #
02V289000
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