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1997 ford escort sport. the light for the airbag keeps flashing intermittently, how do i get it to stop ?

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  • Fernand Luc Bergeron
    Fernand Luc Bergeron Jul 05, 2010

    very except i already tried with ford and they tell me that there is no recall and i have to pay to get it fixed. unfortunatly for them, I am a mechanic ! thank you for the control modul name, it will help greatly !!!

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Most flashing airbag lights on the 1997 Ford Escort are caused by the following:

The integrated air bag monitor (IABM) can be contaminated with water or other liquids and could experience internal electrical shorting. This may, in turn, cause the air bag readiness light to illuminate and in very rare occurrences air bag deployment, melted wiring, or fire may occur. Dealers will install the shield over the IABM and apply nyogel grease to the connector. Owner notification began February 11, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Click on the link below to read more on the recall notice:

http://www.carfax.com/car_safety/ratings/SRR.cfm/year/1997/make/FORD/model/ESCORT/trim_id/1997FORD4DFESCORT
Recall date: 02-11-2003 Units potentially affected: 396,217 NHTSA campaign number: 02V323000 Defective part or component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Description: On certain passenger vehicles, the integrated air bag monitor (IABM) can be contaminated with water or other liquids and could experience internal electrical shorting. This may, in turn, cause the air bag readiness light to illuminate and in very rare occurrences, air bag deployment, melted wiring, or fire may occur. Dealers will install the shield over the IABM and apply nyogel grease to the connector. Owner notification began February 11, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.


http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news03/escort.html

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