NHTSA Recall 00V094000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): FORD / RANGER 2000

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: MAR 28, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V094000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: COOLING SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 49

Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L OHC ENGINES. ENGINE COOLANT CIRCULATION THROUGH THE HEATER CIRCUIT IS PREVENTED BECAUSE OF A PLUGGED HEATER RETURN TUBE (WATER PUMP INLET TUBE) AT THE WATER PUMP. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE INTENT OF FMVSS NO. 103, “WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING SYSTEMS.”

Consequence:

AS A RESULT OF NO HEAT IN THE HEATER CIRCUIT, DEFROST PERFORMANCE IS COMPROMISED.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PLUGGED HEATER WATER RETURN TUBES.

Notes:

ALL VEHICLES ARE AT TRANSPORTATION YARDS OR DEALERSHIPS. NO VEHICLES HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO CUSTOMERS. NO OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED.