NHTSA Recall 83V115000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): FORD / RANGER 1984

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: NOV 07, 1983

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 83V115000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: STORAGE: AUXILIARY TANK

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,548

Summary:

VEHICLES MAY HAVE FUEL OR VAPOR LINE DAMAGE CAUSED WHEN AN INCORRECT PROCEDURE WAS USED IN TIGHTENING BOLTS ON ADJACENT COMPONENTS DURING ASSEMBLY. THE FUEL TANK MAY BECOME DAMAGED DUE TO A LOOSE CROSS MEMBER THAT SUPPORTS IT.

Consequence:

SEE ABOVE.

Remedy:

VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED AND, WHEN NECESSARY, FUEL AND VAPOR LINES WILL BE REPLACED AND THE CROSS MEMBER WILL BE TIGHTENED.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUXILIARY FUEL TANKS. SYSTEM: FUEL SYSTEM; FUEL AND VAPOR LINES. CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUEL LINE OR FUEL TANK DAMAGE INCREASES THE RISK OF SPILLAGE AND FIRE, PARTICULARLY IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT.