NHTSA Recall 98V201000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): FORD / RANGER 1999

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: SEP 01, 1998

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V201000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 330

Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS WITH 3.0L ENGINE. AN ‘O’-RING SEAL IN THE FUEL INJECTION PULSE DAMPER TO FUEL RAIL JOINT COULD BE DAMAGED ALLOWING FUEL LEAKAGE.

Consequence:

IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE CAN RESULT FROM FUEL LEAKAGE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PULSE DAMPER.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 21, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY 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).