NHTSA Recall 84V082000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): FORD / RANGER 1983-1984

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: JUL 09, 1984

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 84V082000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: STORAGE: TANK ASSEMBLY: FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Potential Number of Units Affected: 302,500

Summary:

IF TRUCK IS STRUCK FROM THE SIDE, THE CAP ON THE FUEL TANK COULD BECOME UNSEALED, ALLOWING UNSAFE LEAKAGE OF FUEL. THIS IS A FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 301, “FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY”. LEAKAGE CAN BE CAUSED BY AN ORANGE-COLORED PLASTIC DIESEL FUEL INFORMATION RING WHICH IS FOUND AROUND THE FUEL TANK NECK, OR BY THE TETHER.

Consequence:

SEE ABOVE.

Remedy:

UPON INSPECTION, FUEL CAP TETHERS WILL BE REPLACED OR DIESEL FUEL INFORMATION RINGS WILL BE REMOVED.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MID SHIP FUEL TANK, TETHERED FUEL FILLER PIPE CAPS OR DIESEL ENGINES. SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL CAPS (LOCKING AND NON-LOCKING). CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LEAKING FUEL COULD CAUSE A FIRE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE AND COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS OR BYSTANDERS.