NHTSA Recall 98V021000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): FORD / RANGER 1998

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: FEB 02, 1998

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V021000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT: OTHER: LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,500

Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH OFF-ROAD OPTION. THE TIRE AND RIM IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION IS INCORRECT ON THESE VEHICLES. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 120, “TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS.”

Consequence:

THE 16″ TIRES COULD NOT BE INFLATED ON THE SPECIFIED 15X7.0J RIM.

Remedy:

OWNERS WILL BE SENT A SAFETY CERTIFICATION LABEL PARTIAL OVERLAY WHICH WILL CONTAIN THE CORRECT RIM SIZE, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFIXING THIS LABEL TO THE VEHICLE. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, THEIR FORD DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 6, 1998. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE CORRECT LABEL WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).