Description of Recall:
On certain police, fleet, natural gas, and limousine vehicles, the one-piece bearing within the lower control arm ball joint can weaken slowly during use and eventually crack. This could result in separation of the ball and cap of the joint, allowing the control arm to drop to the ground. If this occurs while the vehicle is moving, reduced steering control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the lower control arm ball joints. Owner notification began Jan. 18, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.