NHTSA Recall 06E056000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / CROWN VICTORIA 1998-2006
  • FORD / E-150 2003-2006
  • FORD / E-250 2003-2006
  • FORD / E-350 2003-2006
  • FORD / E-450 2002-2006
  • FORD / E-550 2003-2006
  • FORD / EXPEDITION 1999-2002 2005-2006
  • FORD / EXPLORER 1999-2001
  • FORD / EXPLORER SPORT TRAC 2004
  • FORD / F-150 1999-2005
  • FORD / F-250 SD 1999
  • FORD / FIVE HUNDRED 2005-2007
  • FORD / FOCUS 2002-2007
  • FORD / FREESTAR 2004-2007
  • FORD / MUSTANG 1998-2004
  • FORD / RANGER 1998-1999
  • FORD / THUNDERBIRD 2002
  • FORD / WINDSTAR 1999-2003
  • JAGUAR / S-TYPE 1999-2006
  • JAGUAR / SUPER V8 2006
  • JAGUAR / SUPER V8 PORTFOLIO 2006
  • LEXUS / LS 2000-2002
  • LINCOLN / BLACKWOOD 2002
  • LINCOLN / MARK LT 2005-2006
  • LINCOLN / NAVIGATOR 1999-2002
  • MAZDA / B-SERIES TRUCK 1998-1999
  • MERCURY / GRAND MARQUIS 1998-2006
  • MERCURY / MARAUDER 2003-2005
  • MERCURY / MONTEREY 2004-2007
  • MERCURY / MOUNTAINEER 1999-2001

Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: PUROLATOR / F65277

Production Dates: Information not Available

Manufacturer: UFI FILTERS USA

Report Receipt Date: JUN 13, 2006

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E056000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 58,640

Summary:

CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS SOLD UNDER THE PUROLATOR BRAND NAME, P/N F65277, SHIPPED FROM JANUARY 16 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2006, FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT DESIGN, THE QUICK CONNECTORS MAY NOT FULLY SEAT WITH THE TUBE INTERFACE, EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON MAKING THE CONNECTION MAY BELIEVE THAT THE QUICK CONNECTOR IS FULLY ATTACHED.

Consequence:

FAILURE OF THIS CONNECTION COULD LEAD TO FUEL SPILLAGE AND, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.

Remedy:

UFI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 4, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT UFI FILTERS USA AT 800-230-5876.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO UFI FILTERS USA (PUROLATOR) AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153)