97-15-2, Publication Date: JULY 21, 1997
This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to update the model year coverage.
The outside front door handles may have high efforts and/or feel rough when operating and may become more pronounced in cold and/or wet conditions. This may be caused by illuminated entry switch contact with the door operating mechanism.
Replace the illuminated entry switch. The switch has been revised to improve contact with the operating mechanism. Refer to the following text for details.
Perform normal diagnostics as outlined in Section 01-14A of the 1996 Taurus/Sable or Continental Service Manual. If no concern is found, replace the illuminated entry switch. Follow the procedure outlined in Section 17-02 of the Service Manual.
IF A SWITCH IS REPLACED ON ONE SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, BE SURE TO REPLACE THE OPPOSITE SIDE AS WELL.
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: NONE
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage
OASIS CODES: 112000, 201000, 201100